Andromeda Yelton

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controlled vocabulary, tagging, and the structure of the ALA

February 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The structure of ALA seems to me like a controlled vocabulary. Everything has its place on the org chart; every new term (subunit, committee) must be vetted and approved by deliberative process. I appreciate the utility of controlled vocabularies — I use them regularly when I do research — but in my messy, information-novelty-seeking, let-a-thousand-flowers-bloom [...]

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