Topic “knowledge organization”

Conference/workshop presentation

Design vs. Emergence: The structure of knowledge

Complex networks have been widely used to represent various types of systems. Examples range from straightforward ones such the Internet (routers and physical connections between them) to the highly abstract like protein folding networks or of social behavior (such as phone calls networks). It is obvious that representing a complex system as a simple graph is a reduction of information, showing only one aspect of the original system. In most studies only one such aspect is investigated, using a single, specific characteristic to build the network that is further investigated.

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Classification - fortress or playing ground for knowledge organization?

Richard Smiraglia visits the Knowledge Space Lab to discuss the role of classifications for knowledge organization and the history of classification and bibliographies.

10/05/2010 - 25/05/2010,

Smiraglia, Richard

Professor at the Information Organization Research Group (IOrg) at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US

School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin

Mundaneum: old and new visions

Mons is an old, small city in Belgium and since 1993 is gives home to the rescued remainings of the Mundaneum - the "archives of knowledge" of Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine ( An enthusiastic team of historians and archivists, among them Stephanie Manfroid, does not only run the museum and the related archive but also supports further international dissemination of the heritage of Otlet and La Fontaine, such as the conference "Transcending boundaries in Europe in the Period of the Belle Epoque" (

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