Cultural Frames of Knowledge

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The Information Organization Research Group (IOrg) group completed an anthology on the epistemology of information organization titled Cultural Frames of Knowledge. The book was co-edited by SOIS Visiting Professor Dr. Richard Smiraglia and Associate Professor Hur-Li Lee. It’s published by Ergon Verlag of Germany, and includes eight chapters written by nine authors, five of whom are IOrg members: Smiraglia, Lee, Melodie Fox (PhD student), Professor Hope Olson, and Lei Zhang (postdoctoral fellow). The other four authors are international: two from India (Neelameghan and Raghavan), one from Spain (Martínez-Ávila), and the last originally from Israel (Friedman). The book’s publication details and Table of Contents can be accessed at
http://d-nb.info/1023776855/04.

As the editors wrote in the conclusion, this project’s “first motivation is to turn a high beam on epistemic issues in knowledge organization followed by an intention to marshal a sample of intellectual resources that represent a wider range of cultures for consideration” (p. 153). In other words, it is intended to broaden and diversify the discourse in hopes to stimulate further scholarly conversations.

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