[Duraspace] The Discipline of Organizing Wins Book of the Year Award | UC Berkeley School of Information

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 16:20:04 SAST 2014

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has awarded
its 2014 Book of the Year Award to The Discipline of Organizing, by School
of Information adjunct professor Bob Glushko.

The Discipline of Organizing offers a framework for the theory and practice
of organizing that integrates information organization (IO) and information
retrieval (IR), bridging the disciplinary chasms between library and
information science and computer science, each of which views and teaches
IO and IR as separate topics and in substantially different ways. It
introduces the unifying concept of an organizing system — an intentionally
arranged collection of resources and the interactions they support — and
then explains the key concepts and challenges in the design and deployment
of organizing systems in many domains, including libraries, museums,
business information systems, personal information management, and social

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