Encyclopaedia Structure

Presenting terminology in a structure has implications. The structure carries meaning and a world view, which may be contested. Structure however aids navigation/discovery and the assertion of a structure and any resulting debate can be itself illuminating. The Encyclopaedia therefore has a hierarchical structure and welcomes comment on it below this page.

The three top terms of the Encyclopaedia

The Encyclopaedia structure has three top terms: Museum management, Collections management, and Documentation. It could be convincingly argued that Collections management and Documentation are sub terms of Museum management and even more fiercely argued whether Documentation is a sub term of Collections management, or vice versa, or that the two are in fact synonyms. That this encyclopaedia has been initiated by documentalists may reasonably be assumed to have influenced this current structural arrangement as a starting point.

The Hierarchical Structure of the Encyclopaedia



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