Familiar categories and documentary forms: Readers’ perspectives.

dc.contributor.authorCossham, A.F.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T22:20:58Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T22:20:58Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an evaluation of the ways in which three different groups of readers (recordkeepers, teachers and secondary school students) categorise documents. This is used to show how they understand documents, documentary forms and genre. Drawing on a card sorting activity conducted around a set of cards of documents related to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, the paper discusses the significance of familiar categories as cultural markers (closely linked to particular rhetorical genres). It considers the impact of domain knowledge on the process of sorting and naming of categories, and compares the approaches taken by participants with those of library catalogues. It finds that there is no single, consistent approach to categorising the cards, with different literary genres, rhetorical genres, reasons for using, format, accessibility, and form all affecting the final categories each participant developed.en_US
dc.identifier.citationCossham, A. (2015). Familiar categories and documentary forms: Readers’ perspectives. In Proceedings from the 12th Annual Meeting of the Document Academy, 2, paper 12. Retrieved from http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol2/iss1/.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11072/1788
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDocumentsen_US
dc.subjectBibliographic universeen_US
dc.subjectInformation landscapeen_US
dc.subjectLibrary cataloguesen_US
dc.titleFamiliar categories and documentary forms: Readers’ perspectives.en_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
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