Arguments for 'the bibliographical paradigm'. Some thoughts inspired by the new English edition of the UDC

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105457
Title:
Arguments for 'the bibliographical paradigm'. Some thoughts inspired by the new English edition of the UDC
Author:
Hjørland, Birger
Citation:
Arguments for 'the bibliographical paradigm'. Some thoughts inspired by the new English edition of the UDC 2007-10, 12(4) Information Research
Journal:
Information Research
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105457
Submitted date:
2008-01-02
Abstract:
The term 'the bibliographic paradigm' is used in the literature of library and information science, but is a very seldom term and is almost always negatively described. This paper reconsiders this concept. The bibliographic paradigm is understood as a perspective in library and information science focusing on documents and information resources, their description, organization, mediation and use. This perspective is examined as one among other metatheories of library and information science and its philosophical assumptions and implications are outlined. The method used is mainly 'analytical'. Empirical data concerning the current state of the UDC-classification system are also presented in order to illuminate the connection between theory and practice. The neglect and misunderstanding of 'the bibliographic paradigm' as well as the quality of the new UDC-classification indicate that both the metatheoretical discourses on library and information science and its concrete practice seem to be in a state of crisis.
Type:
Journal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Organization

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dc.contributor.authorHjørland, Birgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-02T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:54Z-
dc.date.issued2007-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-01-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationArguments for 'the bibliographical paradigm'. Some thoughts inspired by the new English edition of the UDC 2007-10, 12(4) Information Researchen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105457-
dc.description.abstractThe term 'the bibliographic paradigm' is used in the literature of library and information science, but is a very seldom term and is almost always negatively described. This paper reconsiders this concept. The bibliographic paradigm is understood as a perspective in library and information science focusing on documents and information resources, their description, organization, mediation and use. This perspective is examined as one among other metatheories of library and information science and its philosophical assumptions and implications are outlined. The method used is mainly 'analytical'. Empirical data concerning the current state of the UDC-classification system are also presented in order to illuminate the connection between theory and practice. The neglect and misunderstanding of 'the bibliographic paradigm' as well as the quality of the new UDC-classification indicate that both the metatheoretical discourses on library and information science and its concrete practice seem to be in a state of crisis.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.titleArguments for 'the bibliographical paradigm'. Some thoughts inspired by the new English edition of the UDCen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalInformation Researchen_US
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