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Metadata Mixer: Robert J. Glushko on The Discipline of Organizing

The Discipline of Organizing“, a collectively produced textbook, reflects an emerging discipline that draws upon the intersection library and information science, computer science, business, law, cognitive science, and other endeavors.  The book presents a transdisciplinary core, with supplemental content supporting a logical “family of books,” with thousands of siblings.  And, any of these siblings could be instantiated in print or as an ebook.

Robert J. Glushko, from Berkeley’s School of Information, will provide an overview of the book, and engage us in a discussion on how “organizing” relates to the rapidly, emerging, at times, heavily hyped areas of data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Glushko will argue that data science is complementary to the discipline of organizing by situating both in a larger context of human activity that includes sensemaking and science.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Location: Rush Building 006

To read a synopsis of Robert’s talk: PDF