Tu & Th 9:00-10:30, South Hall 210
Professor Robert J. Glushko
“Organizing” is a fundamental activity in many disciplines, most notably library and information science, computer science, informatics, information architecture, law, economics, and business, but these disciplines don’t agree very much in how they approach and describe problems of organizing and in what they seek at their solutions. In addition, information is just one type of resource to organize: we organize things, we organize information, we organize information about things, and we organize information about information. This course takes an abstract and trans-disciplinary approach that unifies these diverse perspectives and contexts of organizing with the concept of an Organizing System, an intentionally arranged collection of resources and the interactions they support. When we think about organizing in this more abstract way, we see common activities of selecting, describing, organizing, and maintaining resources, and we can integrate the design issues often treated separately as “organization” and “retrieval” ones.
Glushko, Robert J. (Editor). THE DISCIPLINE OF ORGANIZING. MIT Press, 2013.
The textbook comes in print format, as well as epub and Kindle ebook formats.
Kent, Wiliam. DATA AND REALITY (3rd Edition), 2012.
- Hearst, Marti. SEARCH USER INTERFACES, 2009. ISBN-10: 0521113792
- Manning, Christopher et al. INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, 2008. ISBN-10: 0521865719
- Ryan Baker – ryanfbaker@ischool (Tuesday 12:30-1:30)
- Fred Chasen – fchasen@ischool (Tuesday 11-12)
- Sandra Helsley – syh@ischool (Wednesday 9:30-10:30)
- Lisa Jervis – lj@ischool(Wednesday 2:00-3:00)
- Colin MacArthur – colin@ischool (Tuesday 2:00-3:00)