Hider & Harvey on organising knowledge

Hider, P. & Harvey, R. (2008). Organising Knowledge in a Global Society. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Charles Sturt University Press.

GORMAN: [Interesting perspectives on organisational luddism about discipline with sources, becoming more distinct as a new generation of lazy technophiles eschew not only knowledge preceding their era, but any kind of structured cataloguing and indexing, making reliable retrieval/referencing moot] (pp. 7-8.)

CATALOGUES & USERS: [H&H take the view that catalogue users should take the time to familiarise themselves with how catalogues work. Why? If alternative searches succeed more quickly, without any knowledge that results are worse, is it not incumbent on cataloguers to explain their projects more engagingly?] (p. 10.)

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