The way that information professionals describe their own discipline: a comparison of thesaurus descriptors

Middleton, Michael R. (2004) The way that information professionals describe their own discipline: a comparison of thesaurus descriptors. New Library World, 105(11), pp. 429-435.

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A brief discussion of discipline formation in information management is used to introduce the way different terminology is employed for describing information professionals as well as what it is that they do. This leads to a comparison of how information professionals and their professions are described in several of the thesauri that are the tools of the trade. These thesauri show marked differences in treatment of similar concepts.

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ID Code: 614
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information professions, Thesauri, Discipline formation
DOI: 10.1108/03074800410568770
ISSN: 0307-4803
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900) > Language Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:05

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