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Advances in Classification Research, Volume 13 Proceedings of annual ASIST workshop are published

Advances in Classification Research, Volume 13
January 8, 2004, Medford, New Jersey—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Advances in Classification Research, Volume 13 comprising the proceedings of the 13th annual American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR classification workshop. The volume is the latest release in the ASIST Monograph Series—a scholarly series published by ITI on behalf of ASIST.

Beginning with the keynote presentation by Pauline Atherton Cochrane of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, Advances of Classification Research, Volume 13 includes all of the papers presented at the workshop, which was held in Philadelphia, P.A. on November 17, 2002. Each paper concludes with a transcript of the discussion that followed the live presentation.

The papers presented at the workshop and included in the new volume are:

• “Promising Past and Future Research Agendas in Classification,” by Pauline Atherton Cochrane

• “Look Back to Look Forward: The Classification Research Study Group and SIG/CR,” by Kathryn La Barre

• “Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in Bibliographic Classification Research,” by
D. Grant Campbell

• “Three Spheres of Classification Research: Emergence, Encyclopedism, and Ecology,” by Joseph T. Tennis

• “Report on the First Panel of Presentations and Associated Discussion,” by Jonathan Furner

• “Bringing People, Technology, and Systems Together Through Classification Research: Designing for Change, Learning, and Maintenance,” by Paul Solomon

• “Bibliographic Relationships, Citation Relationships, Relevance Relationships, and Bibliographic Classification: An Integrative View,” by Jonathan Furner

• “Effective Display of Browsable Classification on the WWW and other Hypertext Media,” by James D. Anderson

• “Report on the Second Panel of Presentations and Associated Discussion,” by Edie Rasmussen

• “Integration of Knowledge Organization Systems into Digital Library Architectures,” by Linda Hill, Olha Buchel, Greg Janée, and Marcia Lei Zeng

• “Creating and Maintaining Machine-Generated Taxonomies in Human Organizations: Contributions from Research and Practice,” by Wendi Pohs, Dick McCarrick, and Michael Muller

• “Classification in the Physical Sciences,” by Michael L. McGlashen and Anne Rogers

• “Grounding Classification Research in Real World Problems: Report of the Third Panel of Presentations and Associated Discussion,” by Paul Solomon

• Concluding remarks by Marcia Bates

The volume is edited by Jens-Erik Mai, assistant professor, the Information School at the University of Washington; Clare Beghtol, professor of Information Studies, University of Toronto; Jonathan Furner, assistant professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles; and Barbara Kwasnik, professor, the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Advances in Classification Research, Volume 13 (90 pp/softbound/$31.60 ASIST member/$39.50 nonmember/ISBN: 1-57387-199-0) is published by Information Today, Inc. on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). For more information or to order, contact the publisher directly at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; fax (609) 654-4309; e-mail:; or log on to the ITI Web site at

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