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1 January 15, 2014 New classroom (yay adventure walk) Terms from our Reading Socrative1: Buckland article Lecture: What is a document Socrative 2: Other articles In class reflection essay Assignment: Organizing in the real world Slides and materials available at:

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3 Socrative 1: Buckland article Socrates as portrayed by Tony Steedman In Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) Buckland Reading:

4 Is this a document? Fountain by Marcel Duchamp 1917…photo taken by Alfred Stiegliz

5 Some definitions…. Buckland – “any phenomena that someone may wish to observe: events, processes, images, and objects as well as texts.” (Buckland, 1997) Otlet – “objects themselves can be regarded as documents if you are informed by observation of them”, 3 dimensionality (Buckland, 1997) Briet – “evidence in support of a fact” (Buckland, 1997) Greenberg – “Any entity, form or mode for which contextual data can be recorded” (Greenberg, 2002, 2003) Slide Created by Dr. Jane Greenberg

6 Document (Briet) Object Star in the sky Photo of star Stone in the River Stone in museum Animal in the wild Animal in the zoo Document? NO YES No Yes No Yes Modified from a slide created by Dr. Jane Greenberg Do we agree with Briet’s classifications?

7 Simple/Atomic, familiar document types Complex, compound, dynamic document types What is a document? Adapted from: Slide Created by Dr. Jane Greenberg

8 What is a Document? A Terminology Issue Information object Information object – Document – Information resource – Information bearing entity – Bibliographic entity Exist in the world of recorded knowledge… Slide Created by Dr. Jane Greenberg

9 Information Objects, W3C W3C/IETF definition of resource is “…anything that has identity. Familiar examples include an electronic document, an image, a service (e.g., "today's weather report for Los Angeles"), and a collection of other resources. Not all resources are network "retrievable"; e.g., human beings, corporations, and bound books in a library can also be considered resources.” i.e. a resource is “anything” physical things (books, cars, people) digital things (Web pages, digital images) conceptual things (colours, points in time, subjects) Slide Created by Dr. Jane Greenberg

10 Information Objects Print (Physical) / Digital (Electronic) Linear (flat) / Hypertext Static / Dynamic Durable / Ephemeral Atomic / Complex Slide Created by Dr. Jane Greenberg

11 What type of documents or information objects can we put in our information systems? Let’s make a list:

12 Socrative 2: Other articles Miner, E. A., and M issen, C. (2005). ‘Inte rnet in a Box’: Augmenting Bandwi dth with the eGrana ry Digital Library.” Africa Today, 52 (2): 21–37. Qvenild, M. (2008). Sva lbard Global Seed Vault : A ‘Noah’s Ark’ for th e World’s Seeds. Devel opment in Practice, 18 ( 1): 110– 116.

13 In class reflection essay… The Miner & Missen and Qvenild pieces, discuss two non traditional collections. What type of documents are these collections housing? Brainstorm and describe the types of unique organizing issues that may occur in these situations.

14 Assignment 1: Organization in the Real World

15 Readings for Next week Jones, W. & Teevan, J. (2007). Introduction. In W. J ones and J. Teevan (EDs.), Personal Information Mana gement. London: University of Washington Press. Kwasnik, B. H. (1989). How a Personal Document's Intended Use or Purpose Affects Its Classification i n an Office. In : Proceedings of the 12th Annual Internat ional ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Developme nt in Information Retrieval. New York: ACM, p


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