This was posted on UDC and ISKO listservs and thought it would be
appropriate for this list.
(Apologies for cross-posting.)
a special issue devoted to Facet analysis has just been published in
Axiomathes, an international journal in ontology and cognitive
systems, edited by Roberto Poli and published by Springer.
The issue is oriented towards the exploration of potential
connections between facet analysis, a methodology originally
developed in library science, and other disciplines, including
philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. This looks relevant
also in the light of the recent peak of interest in facets by
information architects and knowledge managers.
Contributors to the issue include world authorities on the subject,
as well as researchers involved in current projects on the
application of facet analysis: Clare Beghtol, Brian Vickery,
Ingetraut Dahlberg, Claudio Gnoli, Vanda Broughton, Douglas Tudhope &
Ceri Binding, Alberto Cheti & Federica Paradisi, Uta Priss, Aida Slavic.
The journal contents can be accessed at
http://www.springerlink.com/content/106590/ from any institution
subscribing to Springer journal collections (please follow the link
to Volume 8 Number 2). Table of contents, abstracts, and references
are freely available to anyone.
Dissemination of the present information among information
professionals is particularly welcome, as the journal is known mostly
among philosophy readers. We hope to contribute a better reciprocal
knowledge of the two communities, given the interdisciplinary
interest of the subject. People interested in writing a review are
welcome to contact me for more information.
Thank you for your attention,
University of Pavia (Italy)