ESIS Research Conversation Presentation

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Presentation done as part of the uOttawa ESIS Conversation de la recherche - Research conversation (vendredi – Friday, 15 octobre 2010)

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  • Generally acknowledged that human beings organize (e.g. Hodge, 2000; Taylor & Joudrey, 2009, etc.)Pattern identification may be an evolutionary feature in animal brains (Bates, 2005)Organization permits retrieval at a later timeCan be linked to sense making (Weick, 1995 cited in Lambe, 2007)Both involve “ordering things, explaining deviations, simplification and explaining relationships” (Lambe, 2007, p. 26)One aspect of organization is classificationGrouping together like things based on shared characteristicsPlacing them in a “bucket”
  • The library of the “Fondation” for Islamic studies and the humanitiesResearch library attached to a Saudi-sponsored foundation for Islamic studies and the humanities in Casablanca, MoroccoAutomated library using MARC 21Creators of Moroccan “index”Non-circulating collections Open stacksMaintains collections such as the
  • What differences exist in the way that IRT and the DDC provide intellectual access to geographic locations in the Muslim West?Can a universal classification scheme like DDC offer adequate geographic access to a specialized collection focusing on a non-Western culture?
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