This module aims to:
- provide students with an understanding of the theory involved in analysing, representing and organising knowledge;
- provide students with practical skills in the application of this theory to domains of knowledge.
On completion of this module students will have obtained:
- an understanding of the theoretical principles involved in analysing, representing and organising knowledge;
- an understanding of the role of the organisation of knowledge and its application in library and information services;
- practical transferable skills in classification and indexing.
- Principles behind the organisation of knowledge and of document representation
- Classification tools: universal systems, specialist systems
- Indexing tools and systems: subject headings, thesauri and back-of-the-book indexes
- Metadata: identifiers, cataloguing systems, descriptive bibliography, tagging