Presentation on theme: "Where Weve Been, Where We Are, Where Were Going Hope A. Olson University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clare Beghtol University of Toronto Barbara H. Kwaśnik."— Presentation transcript:
Where Weve Been, Where We Are, Where Were Going Hope A. Olson University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Clare Beghtol University of Toronto Barbara H. Kwaśnik Syracuse University ASIST SIG/CR, Nov. 13. 2004
If you want a future, darling, Why dont you get a past? Cole Porter, Lets Misbehave
Why? Creating the present from the past is a complex undertaking, and looking into the future from the present is chancy too. New relationships among the three are constantly discovered, affirmed, redrawn or predicted. It is thus both necessary and useful to look back in order to look ahead. Our presentations today look at classification research from the vantage points of all three timesfrom the past to the present and from the present to the future. …
Why? We range from Olsons research into Bacons thought in the seventeenth century, through Beghtols description of the classificatory work of James Duff Brown in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to Kwa ś niks analysis of PRECIS (Preserved Context Indexing System) in relation to the ontologies of our own time. Through these lenses, we can clarify the past, make the present whole and help the future happen.
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