Article ID: CBB000932135

The Isis Bibliography from Its Origins to the Present Day: One Hundred Years of Evolution of a Classification System (2009)

unapi

The article surveys the evolution of the Isis bibliographical classification systems over the past century. Begun in 1913 by George Sarton, the Isis Bibliography is continued to this day under the auspices of the History of Science Society. The classification systems have developed and changed gradually over the years, the most recent change being in 2002 when the author took charge of the publication as bibliographer. Changes in both scholarly interests and practice, on the one hand, and digital research technologies, on the other, have guided these most recent revisions. Each citation in the Isis bibliography receives two types of subject tagging, an ordered classification into a fixed category and indexing according to an expandable thesaurus. Precisely how these two types of subject tagging work now and how they came to be this way is the focus of this paper.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB000932135/

Similar Citations

Article Weldon, Stephen P.; (2013)
Introduction (/isis/citation/CBB001321214/)

Article Alfonso-Goldfarb, Ana M.; Waisse, Silvia; Ferraz, Márcia H. M.; (2013)
From Shelves to Cyberspace: Organization of Knowledge and the Complex Identity of History of Science (/isis/citation/CBB001321216/)

Article Allen, Colin; The InPhO Group, ; (2013)
Cross-Cutting Categorization Schemes in the Digital Humanities (/isis/citation/CBB001321218/)

Article Pyenson, Lewis; Verbruggen, Christophe; (2009)
Ego and the International: The Modernist Circle of George Sarton (/isis/citation/CBB000951306/)

Article (2021)
History of Science Society Virtual Forum, 2020 (/isis/citation/CBB360747595/)

Article Patrícia Martins Marcos; Sarah E. Naramore; Myrna Perez Sheldon; Sarah Pickman; Sarah A. Qidwai; Kathleen Sheppard; (2021)
HSS Virtual Forum: Futures Series (/isis/citation/CBB545907333/)

Article Robert Bud; (2016)
Representing scale: What should be special about the heritage of mass science? (/isis/citation/CBB100969947/)

Article Christopher Hamlin; (2016)
The Pedagogical Roots of the History of Science: Revisiting the Vision of James Bryant Conant (/isis/citation/CBB879384144/)

Article Siemsen, Hayo; (2012)
Ernst Mach, George Sarton and the Empiry of Teaching Science, Part I (/isis/citation/CBB001250428/)

Article Jeroen van Dongen; (2020)
In Europe (/isis/citation/CBB289405097/)

Article Lightman, Bernard; (2009)
Introduction (/isis/citation/CBB000951305/)

Article Hamilton, Andrew; Wheeler, Quentin D.; (2008)
Taxonomy and Why History of Science Matters for Science: A Case Study (/isis/citation/CBB000850408/)

Book Colin B. Burke; (2014)
Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss (/isis/citation/CBB321840730/)

Article Robert E. Kohler; Lynn K. Nyhart; Arnold Thackray; (2022)
Eloge: Frances Coulborn Kohler (1938–2021) (/isis/citation/CBB805437970/)

Article Helen M. Cohn; (2022)
Bibliography of the history of Australian science, no. 42, 2020/21 (/isis/citation/CBB763297491/)

Authors & Contributors
Weldon, Stephen P.
Hamilton, Andrew
Wheeler, Quentin D.
Lightman, Bernard V.
Pyenson, Lewis R.
Verbruggen, Christophe
Journals
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Science and Education
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Physics in Perspective
Publishers
MIT Press
Concepts
History of science, as a discipline
Bibliographies
Classification
Classification of knowledge
Historiography
Order (philosophy); organization
People
Sarton, George
La Fontaine, Henri
Otlet, Paul
Mach, Ernst
Alger Hiss, 1904-1996
Field, Herbert Haviland (1868-1921)
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
19th century
Places
United States
Europe
Switzerland
Australia
Institutions
History of Science Society
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment