Tensions Between Language and Discourse in North American Knowledge Organization

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105546
Title:
Tensions Between Language and Discourse in North American Knowledge Organization
Author:
Campbell, D. Grant
Editors:
Jacob, Elin K.; Kwasnik, Barbara
Citation:
Tensions Between Language and Discourse in North American Knowledge Organization 2009, Vol 2:10-16
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105546
Submitted date:
2009-07-22
Abstract:
This paper uses Paul Ricoeur's distinction between language and discourse to help define a North American research agenda in knowledge organization. Ricoeur's concept of discourse as a set of utterances, defined within multiple disciplines and domains, and reducible, not to the word but to the sentence, provides three useful tools for defining our research. First, it enables us to recognize the important contribution of numerous studies that focus on acts of organization, rather than on standards or tools of organization. Second, it gives us a harmonious paradigm that helps us reconcile the competing demands of interoperability, based on widely-used tools and techniques of library science, and domain integrity, based on user warrant and an understanding of local context. Finally, it resonates with the current economic, political and social climate in which our information systems work, particularly the competing calls for protectionism and globalization.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Knowledge Organization; Information Systems
Local subject classification:
discourse; research agenda; acts of organization

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, D. Granten_US
dc.contributor.editorJacob, Elin K.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKwasnik, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-22T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:27:12Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-07-22en_US
dc.identifier.citationTensions Between Language and Discourse in North American Knowledge Organization 2009, Vol 2:10-16en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105546-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses Paul Ricoeur's distinction between language and discourse to help define a North American research agenda in knowledge organization. Ricoeur's concept of discourse as a set of utterances, defined within multiple disciplines and domains, and reducible, not to the word but to the sentence, provides three useful tools for defining our research. First, it enables us to recognize the important contribution of numerous studies that focus on acts of organization, rather than on standards or tools of organization. Second, it gives us a harmonious paradigm that helps us reconcile the competing demands of interoperability, based on widely-used tools and techniques of library science, and domain integrity, based on user warrant and an understanding of local context. Finally, it resonates with the current economic, political and social climate in which our information systems work, particularly the competing calls for protectionism and globalization.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Organizationen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherdiscourseen_US
dc.subject.otherresearch agendaen_US
dc.subject.otheracts of organizationen_US
dc.titleTensions Between Language and Discourse in North American Knowledge Organizationen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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