What We Do
Knowledge organization is the field of scholarship concerned with the design, study, and critique of the processes of organizing and representing documents that societies see as worthy of preserving. This field, as stated, has three parts: design, study, and critique. Each of these parts has its own set of epistemologies, theories, and methodologies – all manifest in the scholarship carried out by KO researchers.
Knowledge organization is concerned with metadata, catalogues, indexing, native ways of knowing, cluster analysis, category formation, and representation.