Activities in organising systems (Chapter 2) Glushko says EVERY ORGANISING…
Activities in organising systems (Chapter 2) Glushko says EVERY ORGANISING SYSTEM
Process - identify, evaluate, add to collection
Shaped by domain and scope of organising system (OS)
Number & nature of users
Time span OS expected to operate
Size of collection
Expected changes to collection
Environment OS is situated/implemented
Relationship OS has to others that overlap domain or scope
Selection criteria and organizing principles can be predetermined for predictable resources
Based on laws, regulations, policies
Collection development policies
Museum - intrinsic value, scarcity, uniqueness
Library - utility and relevance to user population
Organising principles are documents to allow consistency over time.
Based on resource properties or collection properties
Organised by material or medium, e.g toy museum.
Organised by intrinsic physical properties or associated properties
Resource description can be added to many collection without moving the physical item.
Free from 'one place at a time' limitation
Organised using intrinsic properties e.g. author, creation date
Web based resources
Domain Name System
hyperlinking - boundary of the collection is the whole web!
Multiple resource properties
Logical hierarchy - top level down
Faceted classification - any order
Designing resources-based interactions
Physical manipulation and interpersonal contact
Digital -Information exchange, symbolic manipulation
Affordance - what can be done with the physical resource
Interaction capability enabled by different OS
Designed resources access policies
Designer/operator of OS
Interally generated requirements
mandated by external entity - comply
Preserving knowledge and cultural heritage - libraries, museums, archives
Economic - effectively run a business
External regulation and compliance policies - business
Preservation - maintaining them in
conditions that protect them from physical damage or deterioration
Digitization - creates challenges
Data rot/Bit rot - useful life time of physical storage media
Web resources - frequently changing, search engine provides most up-to-date
Museums and archives - importance of unique, original items
Library - abstract work rather than instance
museum - greater significance and enhanced meaning in context
Curation - resource maintained over time,
Ongoing selection activity, item -by-item basis.
Bush "As we may think"
Social & web
Bottom up activities, informal, voluntary efforts of individuals
Search engines - algorithms
overlaps with curation - greater policy focus
Corporate governance - operating practices and long-term strategic goals.
Data governance - shaped by laws and regulations