ATG Book of the Week: The Taxobook (a three-volume series on taxonomies and thesauri)

Taxobook contentTitle: The Taxobook (a three-volume series on taxonomies and thesauri)
Author: Marjorie Hlava Imprint:  San Rafael, CA: Morgan-Claypool, 2014

  • The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series.This volume “introduces the foundations of classification, covering theories from the ancient Greek philosophers to modern thinkers. This volume also includes a glossary that covers all three volumes.” Abstract | PDF (6834 KB) | PDF Plus (3138 KB) | Supplementary Material (Also available in print from Amazon: 978-1627055789, $45)
  • The Taxobook: Principles and Practices of Building Taxonomies, Part 2 of a 3-Part Series This second volume “outlines the basic principles of creation and maintenance of taxonomies and thesauri. It also provides step-by-step instructions for building a taxonomy or thesaurus and discusses the various ways to get started on a taxonomy construction project.” Abstract | PDF (7975 KB) | PDF Plus (1995 KB) (Also available in print from Amazon: 978-1627055802, $54)
  • The Taxobook: Applications, Implementation, and Integration in Search: Part 3 of a 3-Part Series The final volume “covers putting taxonomies into use in as many ways as possible to maximize retrieval for users.”  Abstract | PDF (11094 KB) | PDF Plus (7462 KB) | Supplementary Material (Also available in print from Amazon: 978-1627055826, $54.54)

 The three volumes are part of a larger series, Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services, edited by Gary Marchionini, Dean of the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Series ISSN: 1947-945X (print) 1947-9468 (electronic))

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