Document (#36701)

Author
Olson, H.A.
Title
Social influences on classification
Source
Encyclopedia of library and information sciences. 3rd ed. Ed.: M.J. Bates
Imprint
London : Taylor & Francis
Year
2010
Pages
S.4806-4813
Abstract
The social and cultural influences on classification are evident in both the content and structure of classifications. In content, warrant, the basis on which content is determined, is most significant. Warrant is related to the purpose of the classification and has varied historically from the classical Greeks to the present. Warrant, whether it be what is written or published on a topic, what is taught, natural phenomena, or other factors is susceptible to all of the biases of the society that produces a classification. Biases of race, gender, orientation, geography, culture, language, and other factors are well-documented in relation to bibliographic classification. Bias occurs not only as a result of the warrant that determines content, but also as a result of classificatory structure. Classificatory structure may be culturally specific and the hierarchy typical of western classificatory structure can convey social influence through hierarchical force, ghettoization, and diasporization. Jesse Shera suggests the social importance of librarians and their role in classification. Combining Shera's theoretical stance with the historical/philosophical record and the empirical evidence of numerous studies in bibliographic classification, the link between society and classification is robust and of significance to the field of library and information science.
Content
Digital unter: http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/E-ELIS3-120044536. Vgl.: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/book/10.1081/E-ELIS3.

Similar documents (author)

  1. Olson, N.B.: Cataloguing motion pictures and videorecordings (1991) 4.74
    4.7421613 = sum of:
      4.7421613 = weight(author_txt:olson in 5679) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        4.7421613 = fieldWeight in 5679, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          7.587458 = idf(docFreq=59, maxDocs=43556)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=5679)
    
  2. Olson, N.B.: Cataloging computer files (1992) 4.74
    4.7421613 = sum of:
      4.7421613 = weight(author_txt:olson in 7628) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        4.7421613 = fieldWeight in 7628, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          7.587458 = idf(docFreq=59, maxDocs=43556)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=7628)
    
  3. Olson, H.A.: Diversity in knowledge organization : Editorial (2001) 4.74
    4.7421613 = sum of:
      4.7421613 = weight(author_txt:olson in 687) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        4.7421613 = fieldWeight in 687, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          7.587458 = idf(docFreq=59, maxDocs=43556)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=687)
    
  4. Olson, R.: Stumped reference librarians find help on the Internet (1994) 4.74
    4.7421613 = sum of:
      4.7421613 = weight(author_txt:olson in 1478) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        4.7421613 = fieldWeight in 1478, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          7.587458 = idf(docFreq=59, maxDocs=43556)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=1478)
    
  5. Olson, D.R.: Language and thought : aspects of a cognitive theory of semantics (1970) 4.74
    4.7421613 = sum of:
      4.7421613 = weight(author_txt:olson in 2352) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
        4.7421613 = fieldWeight in 2352, product of:
          1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
            1.0 = termFreq=1.0
          7.587458 = idf(docFreq=59, maxDocs=43556)
          0.625 = fieldNorm(doc=2352)
    

Similar documents (content)

  1. Beghtol, C.: Semantic validity : concepts of warrants in bibliographic classification systems (1986) 0.15
    0.15147106 = sum of:
      0.15147106 = product of:
        0.94669414 = sum of:
          0.029901568 = weight(abstract_txt:bibliographic in 485) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.029901568 = score(doc=485,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.07996519 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.1447341 = boost
                4.2305613 = idf(docFreq=1721, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.3739323 = fieldWeight in 485, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                4.2305613 = idf(docFreq=1721, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=485)
          0.16293143 = weight(abstract_txt:classificatory in 485) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.16293143 = score(doc=485,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.35712093 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.9628348 = boost
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.456236 = fieldWeight in 485, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=485)
          0.57884455 = weight(abstract_txt:warrant in 485) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.57884455 = score(doc=485,freq=6.0), product of:
              0.5036349 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.062815 = boost
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              1.1493336 = fieldWeight in 485, product of:
                2.4494898 = tf(freq=6.0), with freq of:
                  6.0 = termFreq=6.0
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=485)
          0.17501657 = weight(abstract_txt:classification in 485) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.17501657 = score(doc=485,freq=6.0), product of:
              0.28584942 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.3286533 = boost
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.6122684 = fieldWeight in 485, product of:
                2.4494898 = tf(freq=6.0), with freq of:
                  6.0 = termFreq=6.0
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0625 = fieldNorm(doc=485)
        0.16 = coord(4/25)
    
  2. Olson, H.; Nielsen, J.; Dippie, S.R.: Encyclopaedist rivalry, classificatory commonality, illusory universality (2003) 0.15
    0.1479557 = sum of:
      0.1479557 = product of:
        0.46236157 = sum of:
          0.042285003 = weight(abstract_txt:documented in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.042285003 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.12204548 = queryWeight, product of:
                7.391343 = idf(docFreq=72, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.34646922 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.391343 = idf(docFreq=72, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.053982567 = weight(abstract_txt:culturally in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.053982567 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.14362603 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.0848151 = boost
                8.018241 = idf(docFreq=38, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.37585503 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                8.018241 = idf(docFreq=38, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.06639128 = weight(abstract_txt:race in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.06639128 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.16486868 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.1622733 = boost
                8.59076 = idf(docFreq=21, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.4026919 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                8.59076 = idf(docFreq=21, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.025825625 = weight(abstract_txt:factors in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.025825625 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.11068991 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.3468157 = boost
                4.9773884 = idf(docFreq=815, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.23331508 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                4.9773884 = idf(docFreq=815, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.099792905 = weight(abstract_txt:biases in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.099792905 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.2725674 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.1134458 = boost
                7.8106017 = idf(docFreq=47, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.36612195 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.8106017 = idf(docFreq=47, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.0319258 = weight(abstract_txt:social in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.0319258 = score(doc=3759,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.1606369 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.29452 = boost
                4.239896 = idf(docFreq=1705, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.19874512 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                4.239896 = idf(docFreq=1705, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.04934185 = weight(abstract_txt:structure in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.04934185 = score(doc=3759,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.17043197 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.3634405 = boost
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.28951052 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
          0.092816554 = weight(abstract_txt:classification in 3759) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.092816554 = score(doc=3759,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.28584942 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.3286533 = boost
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.32470435 = fieldWeight in 3759, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.046875 = fieldNorm(doc=3759)
        0.32 = coord(8/25)
    
  3. Williamson, N.J.: Clare Beghtol : teacher, researcher, and theoretician (2010) 0.14
    0.14127938 = sum of:
      0.14127938 = product of:
        0.88299614 = sum of:
          0.0697799 = weight(abstract_txt:structure in 253) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.0697799 = score(doc=253,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.17043197 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.3634405 = boost
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.40942967 = fieldWeight in 253, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.09375 = fieldNorm(doc=253)
          0.24439713 = weight(abstract_txt:classificatory in 253) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.24439713 = score(doc=253,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.35712093 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.9628348 = boost
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.684354 = fieldWeight in 253, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.09375 = fieldNorm(doc=253)
          0.35446844 = weight(abstract_txt:warrant in 253) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.35446844 = score(doc=253,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.5036349 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.062815 = boost
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.70382017 = fieldWeight in 253, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.09375 = fieldNorm(doc=253)
          0.21435064 = weight(abstract_txt:classification in 253) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.21435064 = score(doc=253,freq=4.0), product of:
              0.28584942 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.3286533 = boost
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.74987257 = fieldWeight in 253, product of:
                2.0 = tf(freq=4.0), with freq of:
                  4.0 = termFreq=4.0
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.09375 = fieldNorm(doc=253)
        0.16 = coord(4/25)
    
  4. Beghtol, C.: Relationships in classificatory structure and meaning (2001) 0.14
    0.13870335 = sum of:
      0.13870335 = product of:
        0.866896 = sum of:
          0.04577724 = weight(abstract_txt:bibliographic in 2136) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.04577724 = score(doc=2136,freq=3.0), product of:
              0.07996519 = queryWeight, product of:
                1.1447341 = boost
                4.2305613 = idf(docFreq=1721, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.5724646 = fieldWeight in 2136, product of:
                1.7320508 = tf(freq=3.0), with freq of:
                  3.0 = termFreq=3.0
                4.2305613 = idf(docFreq=1721, maxDocs=43556)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2136)
          0.20366427 = weight(abstract_txt:classificatory in 2136) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.20366427 = score(doc=2136,freq=1.0), product of:
              0.35712093 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.9628348 = boost
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.570295 = fieldWeight in 2136, product of:
                1.0 = tf(freq=1.0), with freq of:
                  1.0 = termFreq=1.0
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2136)
          0.41774505 = weight(abstract_txt:warrant in 2136) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.41774505 = score(doc=2136,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.5036349 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.062815 = boost
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.82946 = fieldWeight in 2136, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                7.5074153 = idf(docFreq=64, maxDocs=43556)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2136)
          0.19970942 = weight(abstract_txt:classification in 2136) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.19970942 = score(doc=2136,freq=5.0), product of:
              0.28584942 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.3286533 = boost
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.6986525 = fieldWeight in 2136, product of:
                2.236068 = tf(freq=5.0), with freq of:
                  5.0 = termFreq=5.0
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.078125 = fieldNorm(doc=2136)
        0.16 = coord(4/25)
    
  5. Dousa, T.M.: Classificatory structure and the evaluation of document classifications : the case of constitutive classification (2014) 0.13
    0.12661779 = sum of:
      0.12661779 = product of:
        0.63308895 = sum of:
          0.05092408 = weight(abstract_txt:content in 3422) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.05092408 = score(doc=3422,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.1570574 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.2688112 = boost
                4.1923904 = idf(docFreq=1788, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.32423866 = fieldWeight in 3422, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                4.1923904 = idf(docFreq=1788, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=3422)
          0.052674882 = weight(abstract_txt:social in 3422) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.052674882 = score(doc=3422,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.1606369 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.29452 = boost
                4.239896 = idf(docFreq=1705, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.32791272 = fieldWeight in 3422, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                4.239896 = idf(docFreq=1705, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=3422)
          0.057565488 = weight(abstract_txt:structure in 3422) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.057565488 = score(doc=3422,freq=2.0), product of:
              0.17043197 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.3634405 = boost
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.33776227 = fieldWeight in 3422, product of:
                1.4142135 = tf(freq=2.0), with freq of:
                  2.0 = termFreq=2.0
                4.36725 = idf(docFreq=1501, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=3422)
          0.318785 = weight(abstract_txt:classificatory in 3422) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.318785 = score(doc=3422,freq=5.0), product of:
              0.35712093 = queryWeight, product of:
                2.9628348 = boost
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.89265287 = fieldWeight in 3422, product of:
                2.236068 = tf(freq=5.0), with freq of:
                  5.0 = termFreq=5.0
                7.299776 = idf(docFreq=79, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=3422)
          0.15313949 = weight(abstract_txt:classification in 3422) [ClassicSimilarity], result of:
            0.15313949 = score(doc=3422,freq=6.0), product of:
              0.28584942 = queryWeight, product of:
                4.3286533 = boost
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.016511949 = queryNorm
              0.53573483 = fieldWeight in 3422, product of:
                2.4494898 = tf(freq=6.0), with freq of:
                  6.0 = termFreq=6.0
                3.9993203 = idf(docFreq=2169, maxDocs=43556)
                0.0546875 = fieldNorm(doc=3422)
        0.2 = coord(5/25)