Title:The Organization of Information, 4th Edition
Authors: Arlene G. Taylor & Daniel N. Joudrey
Hardcover: 978-1598848595, $72.23; e-textbook: 1598848593, $57; Paperback: 978-1598848588, $60
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited, 2017
This fourth edition provides an updated look at information organization, featuring coverage of the Semantic Web, linked data, and EAC-CPF; new metadata models such as IFLA-LRM and RiC; and new perspectives on RDA and its implementation in the context of ISBD and MARC.
• Provides an essential overview of information organization―a central activity in library and information science―that describes approaches to organizing in libraries, archives, museums, online settings, indexing services, and other environments
• Newly revised and updated to reflect changes in cataloging rules, address new standards, and introduce upcoming changes
• Expands the scope of content relating to information organization in non-library settings
• Features vocabulary and acronym lists at the end of each chapter to help readers stay abreast of new terminology
“The fourth edition of The Organization of Information is an essential text that is worthy of its predecessors.” – ARBA
“The perfect resource. . . . The further I delved into its contents, the more impressed I was by the depth and comprehensiveness of its treatment of the world of information organization in all its aspects. . . . I would recommend this book not only to students of library and information science who are seeking to master cataloging and metadata, but also to library professionals at all stages of their careers who simply need a resource to which they can refer to help navigate a universe that is ever changing and expanding.” – Technicalities
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.