October 11: Ordering Logics






Clare Beghtol, “Classification Theory” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed. (New York: Taylor & Francis, 2010): 1045-1060; 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); Suzanne Briet, What is Documentation? Trans. Ronald E. Day, Laurent Martinet & Hermina G. B. Anghelescu (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006); Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge: From Gutenberg to Diderot (Malden, MA: Polity, 2000): 9-110 [on the relations between the organization of libraries and that of university curricula; on reorganization]; Peter Burke, A Social History of Knowledge: From the Encyclopedia to Wikipedia, Vol. 2 (Malden, MA: Polity, 2012): 52-6 [on classification, including that of images]; 149-50 [on deletion/purging]; Cory Doctorow, “Metacrap: Putting the Torch to Seven Straw-Men of the Meta Utopia” Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future (San Francisco: Tachyon Publications: 2008): 95-103; Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980): 97-8 [Conrad Gessner, Bibliotheca Universalis]; Melanie Feinberg, “Organization as Expression: Classification as Digital Media” In Bill Aspray and Megan Winget, Eds., Digital Media (Scarecrow Press, forthcoming); Barbara Fisher, “The Dewey DilemmaLibrary Journal (1 October 2009); Birger Hjørland, “Is Classification Necessary After Google?” Journal of Documentation 68:3 (2012): 299 – 317; 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); Clay Shirky, “Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and TagsShirky.com (2005); 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): “The Three Orders of Order”: 17-23 + “The Geography of Knowledge”: 46-57, 61-3 [Dewey, Amazon]; “Nests in Trees”: 68-71; Linneaus’s Paper-Based List: 77; “Trees Without Paper”: 77-83 [Linneaus à Raganathan] + “New Properties, New Strategies, New Knowledge”: 100-6 + “The Span of Meaning”: 169-72 + “Shared Knowledge”: 201-5; “Knowledge, Essence, and Meaning”: 222

Alex Wright, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008): “From Aristotle to Alexandria”: 66-70 [Aristotle’s work on categorization] +“The Astral Power Station”: 136-40 [modes of cataloguing human knowledge – Bacon, Wilkins] + “Diderot’s Encyclopedia”: 147-51; “Jefferson’s Library: 161-4 [Linnaeus + Bacon] + “The Industrial Library”: 167-80 [Panizzi, Cutter, Dewey, Raganathan].

IMAGES: Nina Katchadourian, Sorted Books; Rosen Woo

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