October 16: Ordering Logics

Ann Hamilton, kaph

PRESENTATIONS: Lena R., lltimas

GUEST: Sarah Hamerman, Poetry Cataloguing Specialist, Princeton University Library; Co-Director, Cybernetics Library



Robert Ransick and Nancy Nowacek, Rank and File

Here are Sarah’s slides, and below you’ll find the slides I prepared for a similar lesson at the School for Poetic Computation.


Melissa Adler, “Classification Along the Color Line: Excavating Racism in the Stacks,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1:1 (2017); Melissa Adler, Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017; Jefferson Bailey, “Disrespect des Fonds: Rethinking Arrangement and Description in Born-Digital ArchivesArchive Journal 3 (Summer 2013); Clare Beghtol, “Classification Theory” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed. (New York: Taylor & Francis, 2010): 1045-1060; Terry Belanger, Lunacy and the Arrangement of Books (New York: Oak Knoll Press, 2003); Ann Blair, “Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload ca. 1550-1700” Journal of the History of Ideas 64:1 (2003): 11-28 [Conrad Gessner, Bibliotheca Universalis]; Geoffrey Bowker & Susan Leigh Star, Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999); Roy Boyne, “Classification,” Theory, Culture & Society 23:2-3 (2006): 21-30; Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot (Malden, MA: Polity, 2000): 9-110; Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge: From the Encyclopedia to Wikipedia, Vol. 2 (Malden, MA: Polity, 2012): 52-6; 149-50 [on deletion/purging]; Cataloguing & Classification Quarterly 53:5/6 (2015): Special Issue on Indigenous Knowledge and Organization; Alissa Cherry and Keshav Mukunda, “A Case Study in Indigenous Classification: Revisiting and Reviving the Brian Deer Scheme,” Cataloguing & Classification Quarterly 53:5/6 (2015); *“Dynamic Order Structures Thanks to RFID Technology,” Sitterwerk Kunstbibliothek; Melanie Feinberg, “Organization as Expression: Classification as Digital Media,” in Digital Media: Technological and Social Challenges of the Interactive World, eds., Megan A. Winget and William Aspray (Toronto: Scarecrow Press, 2011): 115-36; Birger Hjørland, “Is Classification Necessary After Google?” Journal of Documentation 68:3 (2012): 299 – 317; *Andrew Iliadis, “Algorithms, Ontology, and Social Progress,” Global Media and Communication (published online May 22, 2018); Library of Congress, The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (New York: Chronicle Books, 2017); Valeria Luiselli, “Forty Questions,” Harper’s (August 2017); Shannon Mattern, “Cloud and Field,” Places Journal (August 2016); Shannon Mattern and Jonas Voigt, “Sorting Things Out,” School for Poetic Computation, July 2018; Hope A. Olson, “The Power to Name: Representation in Library Catalogs” Signs 26:3 (Spring 2001): 639-68; Ernest Cushing Richardson, Classification: Theoretical and Practical, 3rd ed. (New York: The H.W. Wilson Co., 1901); Jenn Riley, “Understanding Metadata: What Is Metadata, and What Is It For?” (Baltimore: National Information Standards Organization, 2017); Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia “Big Data Problems We Face Today Can Be Traced to the Social Ordering Practices of the 19th Century,” LSE Blog (October 13, 2015); Molly Schwartz, “Classifying Books, Classifying People,” Library ByteGeist (May 3, 2018) {podcast}; Mike Steckel, “Ranganathan for IAs,” boxes and arrows (October 7, 2002); Elaine Svenonius, “Information Organization” + “Bibliographic Languages” In The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization (Cambridge, MA: 2000): 1-14, 53-66; Barbara Tillett, “What is FRBR?” (Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service, 2003); Couze Venn, “The Collection” Theory, Culture & Society 23:2-3 (2006): 35-40; David Weinberger, Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder (New York: Holt, 2008); David Weinberger, “Everything is Miscellaneous” {video} Google Tech Talks (May 10, 2007); Alex Wright, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008).

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