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Title:Hypostatizing Data Collections, Especially Bibliographic: Abstractions, Representations, Sensitizations, Adaptations/Personalizations,...
Author(s):Hjerppe, Roland
Subject(s):digital Libraries
electronic information resources
subject access
hypostatization
sensualization
meta-data
Abstract:Data, originating in abstractions of realities, and denoting selected aspects, at specific times and places, for particular purposes, are for storage and/or transfer made manifest through representations. Some of the representations also serve as sensualizations (presentations) or vice versa. The use of computers is, however, based on a separation of representation from presentation, necessitating and enabling intentional designs of each, separately or conjointly. Every sensualization of a collection of data, be it as a list or as multimodal interaction, involves hypostatizations—i.e., treating or regarding concepts, ideas, etc. as distinct substances or realities. Such sensualizations, hitherto usually static visual presentations, have been based on, and employed, metaphors, with Cartesian analytic geometry as the dominant metaphraser. The sensualization of collections of bibliographic data for access to documents, although facilitated by a range of new tools and techniques, is impeded both by existing legacy metadata structures that grew out of a focus on individual static documents and by the lack of methodologies for the generation and description of collections (documents or subjects) and their dynamics.
Issue Date:1998
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Hjerppe, Roland (1998) Hypostatizing Data Collections, Especially Bibliographic: Abstractions, Representations, Sensitizations, Adaptations/Personalizations,.... In Pauline Atherton Cochrane; Eric H. Johnson (Eds.) (1998) Visualizing Subject Access for 21st Century Information Resources [papers presented at the 1997 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 2-4, 1997] : 4-14.
Series/Report:Visualizing subject access for 21st century information resources [papers presented at the 1997 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 2-4, 1997 Urbana-Champaign]
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25990
ISBN:0-87845-103-X
ISSN:0069-4789
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-23


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