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The way that information professionals describe their own discipline: a comparison of thesaurus descriptors

Michael Middleton (Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

A brief discussion of discipline formation in information management is used to introduce the way different terminology is employed for describing information professionals as well as what it is that they do. This leads to a comparison of how information professionals and their professions are described in several of the thesauri that are the tools of the trade. These thesauri show marked differences in treatment of similar concepts.

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Middleton, M. (2004), "The way that information professionals describe their own discipline: a comparison of thesaurus descriptors", New Library World, Vol. 105 No. 11/12, pp. 429-435. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800410568770

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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