Joseph Tennis

University of Washington - Information School

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Seattle, WA 98195

United States

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

Epistemology, Theory, and Methodology in Knowledge Organization: Toward a Classification, Metatheory, and Research Framework

Knowledge Organization, 35(2/3), 102-112, 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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epistemology, ontology, methodology, knowledge organization

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Me, My Metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and Government Metadata Surveillance Programs

Proceedings of the 2014 iConference, pp. 345-55 (2014)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
Bryce Clayton Newell and Joseph Tennis
University of Oregon - School of Journalism and Communication and University of Washington - Information School
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privacy, surveillance, law, metadata, archival studies, information science, snowden, communication, metadata surveillance

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Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems

Knowledge Organization 40(4), 266-272, (2013)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Melissa Adler and Joseph Tennis
University of Kentucky - Department of Communication and University of Washington - Information School
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knowledge organization, classification, taxonomy, ontology

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Two Axes of Domains for Domain Analysis

Knowledge Organization, 30(3/4), 191-195, 2003
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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domain analysis

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Experientialist Epistemology and Classification Theory: Embodied and Dimensional Classification

Knowledge Organization, Vol. 32(2), p. 79-92, 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Classification, Epistemology

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Metadata Application Profiles

Tennis, Joseph T. (2015). "Metadata Application Profiles." Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles, and Practices. (Rowman & Littlefield).
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Subject Ontogeny: Subject Access Through Time and the Dimensionality of Classification

Challenges in Knowledge Representation and Organization for the 21st Century: Integration of Knowledge across Boundaries. Proceedings of the Seventh International ISKO Conference, 2002
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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classification schemes, ontogeny, subject ontogeny

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Ranganathan's Layers of Classification Theory and the FASDA Model of Classification

Proceedings from North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, Vol. 3, pp. 185-195, 2011
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Classification Theory, Indexing Languages, Classification Schemes

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Social Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing

Advances in Classification Research, Vol. 17: Proceedings of the 17th ASIS&T SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop, 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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indexing, social tagging, subject cataloguing

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Ethos and Ideology of Knowledge Organization: Toward Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization

Knowledge Organization, Vol. 40(1), p. 42-49, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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What Does a Domain Analysis Look Like in Form, Function, and Genre?

Brazilian Journal of Information Science, Vol. 6(1), p. 3-14, 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Domain Analysis

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Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis?

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013, Information Research, Vol. 18(3), 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Time, Ontogenic Analysis, Evaluation, Theory, Knowledge Organization, Social and Cultural Theory

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Never Facets Alone: The Evolving Thought and Persistent Problems in Ranganathan's Theories of Classification

Tennis, Joseph T. "Never Facets Alone: The Evolving Thought and Persistent Problems in Ranganathan’s Theories of Classification" (2017). In Dimensions of Knowledge: Facets for Knowledge Organization (Ergon).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Dec 2019
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Measured Time: Imposing a Temporal Metric to Classificatory Structures

Advances in Knowledge Organization, 12, 223-228.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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indexing, classification schemes

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Intellectual History, History of Ideas, and Subject Ontogeny

"Intellectual History, History of Ideas, and Subject Ontogeny." (2018). Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 15th International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018, Porto, Portugal. Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol 16. 308-313.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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indexing languages

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Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory's Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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classification theory, social tagging

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Function, Purpose, Predication, and Context of Information Organization Frameworks

Advances in Knowledge Organization, 10, 303-309
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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information organization

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Ethics for Contingent Classifications: Rorty’s Pragmatic Ethics and Postmodern Knowledge Organization

North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization. Vol 7. 112-119
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 07 Nov 2019
Elliott Hauser and Joseph Tennis
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and University of Washington - Information School
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The Memory of What Is: Ontogenic Analysis and Its Relationship to Ontological Concerns in Knowledge Organization

Tennis, Joseph T. (2015). "The Memory of What Is: Ontogenic Analysis and Its Relationship to Ontological Concerns in Knowledge Organization." In Richard Smiraglia (ed.). Ontology in Knowledge Organization. (Ergon): 161-166.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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subject ontogeny

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A Kaleidoscope Perspective: Change in the Semantics and Structure of Facets and Isolates in Analytico-Synthetic Classification

SRELS Journal of Information Management, Vol. 50, No. 63, p. 789-794, December 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Analytico-Synthetic Classification, Colon Classification, Classification Theory

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Ontologies and the Semantic Web: Problems and Perspectives for LIS Professionals

IBERSID: Revista de Sistemas de Información y Documentación, (1), p. 303-311, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis and Javier Calzada-Prado
University of Washington - Information School and Charles III University of Madrid
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Ontology, Semantic Web, Documentation

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Diachronic and Synchronic Indexing: Modeling Conceptual Change in Indexing Languages

Information Sharing in a Fragmented World, Crossing Boundaries: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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indexing languages, indexing

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Methodological Challenges in Scheme Versioning and Subject Ontogeny Research

Tennis, Joseph T. Methodological Challenges in Scheme Versioning and Subject Ontogeny Research." (2016). In Knowledge Organization 43(8): 573-580
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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subject ontogeny

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Constructs in Knowledge Organization Systems: Rhythm in Time, Intention, and Form

Contextes, langues et cultures dans l'organisation des connaissances: actes du 9e Congrès ISKO, 2014
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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knowledge organization

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Description Writ Large

Tennis, Joseph T. (2012). "Description Writ Large: Comparisons and Crossovers in the Lineages of Archival and Bibliographic Description." In Eduardo Ismael Murguia e Mara Elaine Fonseca Rodrigues (organizadores) Arquivologia, Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação: identidades, contrastes e perspec
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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archival theory

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Three Spheres of Classification Research: Emergence, Encyclopedism, and Ecology

Advances in Classification Research, Vol. 13, 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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A Convenient Verisimilitude or Oppressive Internalization?: Characterizing the Ethical Augments Surrounding Hierarchical Structures in Knowledge Organization Systems

Knowledge Organization, Vol. 39(5), p. 394-397, 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Some Temporal Aspects of Indexing and Classification: Toward a Metrics for Measuring Scheme Change

Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, 2012
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis, Katherine Thornton and Andrew Filer
University of Washington - Information School, University of Washington - The Information School and Datamarcx
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Indexing, Classification, Time, Scheme Change, Constructs for Measurement

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Evidence of Term-Structure Differences Among Folksonomies and Controlled Indexing Languages

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Volume 45, Issue 1, Pages 1–7, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Dec 2016
Benjamin Good and Joseph Tennis
The Scripps Research Institute - The Scripps Research Institute California and University of Washington - Information School
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Indexing Languages

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Fringe Types and KOS Systematics: Examining the Limits of the Population Perspective of Knowledge Organization Systems

Advances in Classification Research Online, Vol. 20(1), 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Knowledge Organization

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Epistemic, Ontic, Axiologic, and Praxic Constructs in Knowledge Organization Research

Estudos Avançados em Organização do Conhecimento 2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference, 21-29
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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knowledge organization, constructs

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Theory Culture & Society Vol. 23 (Book Review)

Knowledge Organization, 33(4), 216-219
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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classification theory, knowledge organization

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Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages

Tennis, Joseph T. (2016). "Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages." In Vicki Lemieux (ed.). Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (IEEE). 93-99.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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indexing languages

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URIs and Intertextuality: Incumbent Philosophical Commitments in the Development of the Semantic Web

Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society: Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference, (London, United Kingdom, July 13-16, 2004).
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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semantic web, resource description framework, intertextuality, bracketed rationalism

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Authenticity as a Social Contract—We are Our Records

Conference 2013 Proceedings, doi: 10.9776/13393
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Dec 2019
Corinne M. Rogers and Joseph Tennis
UBC School of Library, Archival & Information Studies and University of Washington - Information School
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metadata, authenticity, social contract, application profile

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Form, Intention, and Indexing: The Liminal and Integrated Conceptions of Work in Knowledge Organization

Advances in Classification Research, Vol. 21, 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Knowledge Organization

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Toward a Theory of Structure in Information Organization Frameworks

Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization, Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference 5-8 August 2008 Montréal, Canada, ISBN 978-3-89913-644-9
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis and Elin Jacob
University of Washington - Information School and Indiana University
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information organization

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Facets of Access: A Typology of Information Dissemination Systems

iConference 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 07 Dec 2016
Elisabeth Jones and Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - The Information School and University of Washington - Information School
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information access, information dissemination, classification, typology, facet analysis

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Layers of Meaning: Disentangling Subject Access Interoperability

Advances in Classification Research, Vol. 12, p. 113-122, 2004
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Controlled Vocabularies

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SKOS and the Ontogenesis of Vocabularies

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice, 275-278 (2005)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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controlled vocabularies, SKOS, versioning, version tracking, vocabulary ontogeny, information retrieval, RDF

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Layered Information Modeling and a Knowledge Organization Paradigm: Inherent Classification and the Design of Interoperable Systems

Proceedings of the Knowledge Technologies Conference, 2002
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Comparative Functional Analysis of Boundary Infrastructures, Library Classification, and Social Tagging

Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science, 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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social tagging, boundary infrastructures

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Three Creative Tensions in Document Interpretation Theory Set as Evidence of the Need for a Descriptive Informatics

Knowledge Organization, Vol. 36(4), p. 190-199, 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Knowledge Organization, Indexing

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The Strange Case of Eugenics: A Subject's Ontogeny in a Long-Lived Classification Scheme and the Question of Collocative Integrity

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(7), 1350-1359
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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classification schemes, ontogeny, collocative integrity

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The Notion of The 'Concept Instance': Problems in Modeling Concept Change in SKOS

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Knowledge Organization 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis, Stuart A Sutton and Diane Hillmann
University of Washington - Information School, Independent and Cornell University
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Metadata, SKOs

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The Weight of Language and Action: Epistemic Stance, Methodological Action, and Theoretical Perspective in Knowledge Organization.

Études De Communication, (39), 15-40, 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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knowledge organization, knowledge organization systems,

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Collocative Integrity and Our Many Varied Subjects: What the Metric of Alignment between Classification Scheme and Indexer Tells Us About Langridge's Theory of Indexing

NASKO, 4(1), 196-203
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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classification schemes, indexing languages

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Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory

Knowledge Organization, Vol. 42(4), p. 244-249, Aug 2015
Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School

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Classification Theory, Work, Constructs, Foundational, Schemes, Metatheory

Other Papers (10)

Total Downloads: 157
1.

MARS (Media Asset Retrieval System): Puget Sound's Digital Archive

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
University of Copenhagen, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School and University of Washington - Information School
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Digital Archives

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Puget Sound's MARS (Media Asset Retrieval System) Digital Library

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
University of Washington - The Information School, University of Copenhagen, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School, University of Washington - The Information School and University of Washington - Information School
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Digital Libraries

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Form, Foundations, and the Ethos of Foremost: Zen Practice, Epistemology, and Ontology in Reflective Knowledge Organization

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 2011
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Knowledge Organization, Indexing

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A Metadata Thesaurus: Report on the Knowledge Organization of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the iSchool Research Fair, 2004
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis and Bradley Allen
University of Washington - Information School and Independent
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Metadata, Dublin Core

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Terminology Cross-Domain Final Report

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Principles of Knowledge Organization: Analysis and Structures in the Networked Environment

Proceedings of the Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, 2002
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Knowledge Organization, Dublin Core, Metadata

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Term Morphologies as Meaningful Typology Characteristics for Indexing Languages

International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice, 2011
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Indexing Languages

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Caveat Fractal: Dissecting the Body of Indexing Theory, Uncovering Complexity, and Moving toward Performativity

Advances in Classification Research, 2009
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Indexing Theory

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Anatomy and Eugenics: A Case Study of Stasis and Change in Classificatory Structures

IBERSID: Revista de Sistemas de Informacion y Documentacion, 2010
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2016
Katherine Thornton and Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - The Information School and University of Washington - Information School
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Classification

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Emerging Concepts in Ontogenic Analysis

Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, 2012
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 14 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2016
Joseph Tennis
University of Washington - Information School
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Subject Ontogeny, Semantics