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Prolegomena to a New Order: A Domain-Analytical Review of the Influence of S.R. Ranganathan on Knowledge Organization


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Domain analytical studies are used in knowledge organization to comprehend the parameters of specific communities. A fruitful but rarely used approach is to examine the theoretical community that is defined by a common core of cited work. Ranganathan's work, especially on facets, has been shown to populate a primary cluster of influence in author co-citation analyses based on the literature of knowledge organization. The basic research question for this study asks what constitutes the ontological community of citers of Ranganathan over time? Evidence from the Web of Science shows that Ranganathan's legacy is now shown as leading the knowledge organization domain into new territory.

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Ranganathan, S.R., Domain Analysis, Facets, Co-citation Analysis, Web of Science
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Richard P. Smiraglia
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee
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  • Smiraglia, Richard P. (2012a). Epistemology of domain analysis. In R.P. Smiraglia and H. Lee (Eds.), Cultural frames of knowledge. (pp. 111-124). Würzburg :Ergon
  • Smiraglia, Richard P. (2012b) Universes, dimensions, domains, intensions and extensions: knowledge organization for the 21st Century. In A. Neelameghan and K.S. Raghavan eds. Categories, contexts, and relations in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Twelfth International ISKO Conference, 6-9 August 2012, Mysore, India. Advances in knowledge organization 13.Würzburg: ErgonVerlag, p. 1-7.
  • Smiraglia, Richard P. (2013) The epistemological dimension of knowledge organization. Keynote address to the Second Brazilian Conference on Knowledge Organization and Representation, Rio de Janeiro, Getulio Vargas Foundation, May 27, 28 and 29, 2013
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Richard P. Smiraglia
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States

Abstract


Domain analytical studies are used in knowledge organization to comprehend the parameters of specific communities. A fruitful but rarely used approach is to examine the theoretical community that is defined by a common core of cited work. Ranganathan's work, especially on facets, has been shown to populate a primary cluster of influence in author co-citation analyses based on the literature of knowledge organization. The basic research question for this study asks what constitutes the ontological community of citers of Ranganathan over time? Evidence from the Web of Science shows that Ranganathan's legacy is now shown as leading the knowledge organization domain into new territory.

Keywords


Ranganathan, S.R., Domain Analysis, Facets, Co-citation Analysis, Web of Science

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