The latest issues of the Journal of Documentation contain a number of papers of interest to ISKO UK members.
Chopin, Kimberly. Finding communities: alternative viewpoints through weblogs and tagging.
“This paper aims to discuss and test the claim that use-based tagging allows for access to a wider variety of viewpoints than is found using other forms of online searching.”
Olson, Hope A. & Wolfram, Dietmar. Syntagmatic relationships and indexing consistency on a larger scale.
“The purpose of this article is to examine interindexer consistency on a larger scale than other studies have done to determine if group consensus is reached by larger numbers of indexers and what, if any, relationships emerge between assigned terms.”
Inskip, Charles, MacFarlane, Andrew & Rafferty, Pauline. Meaning, communication, music: towards a revised communication model.
“If an information retrieval system is going to be of value to the user then it must give meaning to the information which matches the meaning given to it by the user. The meaning given to music varies according to who is interpreting it – the author/composer, the performer, cataloguer or the listener – and this affects how music is organized and retrieved. This paper aims to examine the meaning of music, how meaning is communicated and suggests this may affect music retrieval.”
Wang, Zhonghong, Chaudry, Abdus Sattar & Khoo, Christopher S. G.. Using classification schemes and thesauri to build an organizational taxonomy for organizing content and aiding navigation.
“Potential and benefits of classification schemes and thesauri in building organizational taxonomies cannot be fully utilized by organizations. Empirical data of building an organizational taxonomy by the top-down approach of using classification schemes and thesauri appear to be lacking. The paper seeks to make a contribution in this regard.”