Organization of Information

We start into Module 01 today, with a consideration about how information may be organized

Watch this and ask yourself if Vannevar Bush's idea has yet been made real

Glushko.Foundations for Organizing


Read chapter 01, Foundations for Organizing Systems, pages 1-38 in Robert J. Glushko's The Discipline of Organizing, MIT Press, 2013.

Pay particular attention to section 1.4 Organizing this Book. Ask yourself what concepts and decisions led to this organizational structure.


Then think about what Bob Losee [page101-104] has to say

Pay particular attention to his discussion of representation and how controlled vocabularies may be used to describe the organization.

Start to think about how you organize your information worlds