Saturday, November 7

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This half-day workshop consciously and critically engages the Annual Meeting theme, Information Science with Impact, to frame conversations about the results and significance of classification research. With increasing emphasis on impact in and around information science, the theme provides an opportunity to consider some of the ways in which classification research affects and influences theory and practice. Classification matters not only in the functioning of information systems and technologies, but also in the lived experiences of individuals and in society, organizations and all information contexts.

If we understand classification to be a structuring of knowledge, what bearing does the framing and scaffolding of knowledge have upon the seeking, reception, circulation and use of knowledge and information? Do ontological commitments steer conversations and priorities? Do classifications tell us something about agendas, political contexts or authority?

Workshop organizers will actively solicit papers that address positive or negative and intended or unintended consequences of classification, as well as papers and projects that explore potential and possibilities for classification systems and research.

Organizers:
Melissa Adler
, University of Kentucky
Jonathan Furner, University of California at Los Angeles
Barbara H. Kwasnik, Syracuse University
Josepth T. Tennis, University of Washington


Fees:
Early bird:  Non-Members $120, Members $100, SIG/CR Members $90
Regular:  Non-Members $135, Members $115, SIG/CR Members $105