An approach based on epistemology and sociology of knowledge.

Jack Andersen


This dissertation is an attempt at an inquiry into the nature and foundation ofknowledge organization in a library and information science (LIS) context. The objective is to contribute to raise the theoretical and practical understanding of knowledge organization within LIS. The main line of argument to be pursued is that a theory of knowledge organization must be stronger connected to a theory of documents. Documents are information channels fonned by technological innovations, cultural and/or scientific nonns and domain specific needs. This must be taken into account in knowledge organization, but it demands an understanding of the production and use of documents in various social contexts.

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