The Dynamics of Classification Systems as Boundary Objects for Cooperation in the Electronic Library

  title={The Dynamics of Classification Systems as Boundary Objects for Cooperation in the Electronic Library},
  author={Hanne Albrechtsen and Elin K. Jacob},
  journal={Library Trends},
THENOTION OF THE CLASSIFICATION SCHEME as a transitional element or “boundary object” (Star, 1989) offers an alternativc to the more traditional approach that views classification as an organizational structure imposed upon a body of knowledge to facilitate access within a universal and frequently static framework. Recognition of the underlying relationship between user access and the collective knowledge structures that are the basis for knowledge production indicates the dynamic role of… CONTINUE READING


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