Information science researchers point to the integration of scientific data sets into library collections as the next great challenge for libraries and other information institutions. Scientists and librarians have a history of maintaining information objects over time, yet my hypothesis, based on research on both traditional knowledge organization schemes and personal information management, is that the information organization practices underlying these collections of information objects is different. In order for information professionals to successfully integrate scientific data sets into library collections, it is essential that information scientists understand the convergences and divergences that can occur between personal organization and traditional knowledge organization schemes.
My dissertation was successfully defended on March 15, 2012.
Below are pre-defense versions of my slides and dissertation draft from March 13, 2012. Please be aware that this draft of my dissertation is a pre-print and differs from the final version.
This is a draft of my dissertation proposal as of February 7, 2011.
These literature reviews are listed in order and should be read beginning with knowledge organization theory and ending with research methods.
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