Modulation and Specialization in North American Knowledge Organization: Visualizing Pioneers

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105092
Title:
Modulation and Specialization in North American Knowledge Organization: Visualizing Pioneers
Author:
Smiraglia, Richard P.
Editors:
Jacob, Elin K.; Kwasnik, Barbara
Citation:
Modulation and Specialization in North American Knowledge Organization: Visualizing Pioneers 2009, Vol 2:35-46
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105092
Submitted date:
2009-07-22
Abstract:
Pioneers are those who, in some way, lead their peers to new destinations. In the evolution of a domain, the pioneers might very well be those who have followed a theoretical principle in some particularly ardent manner, thus leading the rest of the domain toward an evolving research front. The present paper is an attempt to use the tools of domain analysis to diachronically analyze the domain of knowledge organization as it is evolving in North America. That is we use bibliometric tools to identify the axes that define North American knowledge organization and its scientists, who are its pioneers. The evolution of a North American chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) marks a growth in coherence of a long active research area. An interesting research question is: what are the characteristics of North American scholarship in knowledge organization? Author co-citation analysis of North American authors whose work appeared in the journal Knowledge Organization is contrasted with author co-citation analysis of authors from outside North America. North American leaders are clearly identified, and some themesâ such as knowledge organization onlineâ that are emergent topics in North America are identified.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Organization; Co-citation Analysis
Local subject classification:
domain analysis

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dc.contributor.authorSmiraglia, Richard P.en_US
dc.contributor.editorJacob, Elin K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKwasnik, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-07-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationModulation and Specialization in North American Knowledge Organization: Visualizing Pioneers 2009, Vol 2:35-46en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105092-
dc.description.abstractPioneers are those who, in some way, lead their peers to new destinations. In the evolution of a domain, the pioneers might very well be those who have followed a theoretical principle in some particularly ardent manner, thus leading the rest of the domain toward an evolving research front. The present paper is an attempt to use the tools of domain analysis to diachronically analyze the domain of knowledge organization as it is evolving in North America. That is we use bibliometric tools to identify the axes that define North American knowledge organization and its scientists, who are its pioneers. The evolution of a North American chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) marks a growth in coherence of a long active research area. An interesting research question is: what are the characteristics of North American scholarship in knowledge organization? Author co-citation analysis of North American authors whose work appeared in the journal Knowledge Organization is contrasted with author co-citation analysis of authors from outside North America. North American leaders are clearly identified, and some themesâ such as knowledge organization onlineâ that are emergent topics in North America are identified.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectCo-citation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherdomain analysisen_US
dc.titleModulation and Specialization in North American Knowledge Organization: Visualizing Pioneersen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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