The Discipline of Organizing: Professional Edition, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2015
Pages: 560

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We organize things. We organize information, information about things, and information about information. Organizing is a fundamental issue in many professional fields, but these fields have only limited agreement in how they approach problems of organizing and in what they seek as their solutions.

The Discipline of Organizing synthesizes insights from library science, information science, computer science, cognitive science, systems analysis, business, and other disciplines to create an Organizing System for understanding organizing. This framework is robust and forward-looking, enabling effective sharing of insights and design patterns between disciplines that weren't possible before.

The Discipline of Organizing (Professional Edition) is enhanced by nearly 100 pictures and illustrations, with scores of sidebars that extend the discussion from the main text. The book is highly interactive, with links to cross-references, glossary definitions, and external citations. It contains 700 tagged endnotes that connect to one or more of the contributing disciplines, adding depth without distraction.

The Discipline of Organizing was named an "Information Science Book of the Year" by the Association of Information Science and Technology in 2014, and as of mid-2015 was being used in nearly 60 schools--three times as many as the year before. The Professional Edition is ideal for practitioners and as a primary or supplemental text for graduate courses on information organization, content and knowledge management, information architecture, and digital collections.

The third edition adds thousands of words of new content:

  • Introducing values and ethics into discussions of why we organize
  • Expanding treatment of information architecture, accessibility, and behavioral economics in interaction design
  • Expanding treatment of "where we organize" to consider city planning, built environments, and wayfinding
  • Addressing the unique challenges of organizing people, both in organizational contexts such as businesses, and as individuals via predictive analytics and other computational techniques
  • Incorporating five new reader-contributed case studies that apply the Organizing System framework to earth-orbiting satellites, the Art Genome Project, the lunchbox-delivering dabbawalas of Mumbai, an entomology museum, and a nonprofit book publisher

FOR INSTRUCTORS: Supplemental materials (lecture notes, assignments, exams, etc.) are available at http://disciplineoforganizing.org.

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      The book presents as a very interesting read. As a lecturer I would highly recommend this books for students seeking to get to the next level in LIS across disciplines. The format of the book is also novel and particularly interesting. The embedded examples and linked references in each chapter provide useful assistance for readers of all levels. Quite a number of apt real-world examples are cited by the author in supporting ideas and concepts. You can go as deep as you like. As a core text this book would be a great first step for any lecturer seeking to introduce students to the discipline of organizing.

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