This title was first published in 2000:  For its third edition, this text on knowledge organization and retrieval has been revised and restructured to accommodate the increased significance of electronic information resources. With new sections on topics such as information retrieval via the Web, metadata and managing information retrieval systems, the book explains principles relating to hybrid print-based and electronic networked environments experienced by today's users. The book is an accessible introduction to knowledge organization for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of information management and information systems.

part I|55 pages

Information Basics

chapter 1|15 pages

Contexts for the organization of knowledge

chapter 2|37 pages

Formatting and structuring knowledge

part II|36 pages


chapter 3|34 pages

Describing documents

part III|179 pages


chapter 4|28 pages

Users and interfaces

chapter 5|41 pages

Indexing and searching languages

chapter 6|26 pages

Pre-coordination and subject adadings

chapter 7|24 pages

Classification and systematic order

chapter 8|29 pages

Bibliographie classification scheses

part IV|119 pages


chapter 10|30 pages

System contexts for knowledge organization

chapter 11|30 pages

The Internet and its applications

chapter 12|26 pages

Manual information retrieval systems