Publications

Refereed Journal Article 

Refereed Chapters 

  • Tennis, J. T. (In Preparation). "Never Facets Alone: The Evolving Thought and Persistent Problems in Ranganathan’s Theories of Classification." In Facets (Ergon). 
  • Tennis, J. T. (2016). "Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages." In Vicki Lemieux (ed.). Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (IEEE). 93-99. 
  • Tennis, J. T. (2015). "The Memory of What Is: Ontogenic Analysis and its Relationship to Ontological Concerns in Knowledge Organization." In Richard Smiraglia (ed.). Ontology in Knowledge Organization. (Ergon): 161-166. [invited]
  • Tennis, J. T. (2015). "Metadata Application Profiles." Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles, and Practices. (Rowman & Littlefield). 
  • Tennis, J. T. (2012). "Description Writ Large: comparisons and crossovers in the lineages of archival and bibliographic description." In Eduardo Ismael Murguia e Mara Elaine Fonseca Rodrigues (organizadores) Arquivologia, Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação: identidades, contrastes e perspectivas de interlocução.  (Niterói: Editora UFF): 73-80.
  • Tennis, J. T. (2012)  "What Does a Domain Analysis Look Like in Form, Function, and Genre?" In: Guimarães, J.A.C. (ed.) A organização do conhecimento como domínio: perspectivas teóricas. (São Paulo: Cultura Acadêmica): 1- 10.
  • Tennis, J. T. (2012). "Forms, Knowledge and Forms of Knowing: Correct and Useful Epistemology and   Knowledge Organization." In Guimarães, J. A. C. and Dodebei, V. (eds.) Desafios e perspectivas      científicas para a organização do conhecimento na atualidade.  Estudos avançados em organização do conhecimento; 1.  (Marília: ISKO-Brasil): TBA.
  • Gilliland, A., Lindberg, L., McCargar, V., Langmead, A., Lauriault, T., Leahey-Sugimoto, M., Evans, J., Tennis, J. T., and Wang, H.  (2008).  "Investigating the Roles and Requirements, Manifestations and Management of Metadata in the Creation of Reliable and Preservation of Authentic Electronic Entities Created by Dynamic, Interactive and Experiential Systems: Report On The Work And Findings Of The InterPARES 2 Description Cross Domain Group." In Duranti, L. and Preston, R. (eds). International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 2: Experiential, Interactive and Dynamic Records. (Padova, Italy: Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana): 262-307.
  • Tennis, J.T. and Preston, R. (2008). "Part Eight – Terminological Instruments: Terminology Cross-domainTask Force Report." In Duranti, L. and Preston, R. (eds). International Research on Permanent      Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) 2: Experiential, Interactive and Dynamic Records.  (Padova, Italy: Associazione Nazionale Archivistica Italiana): 329-334.

Refereed Conference Papers

  • "On Operationalization and Evaluation of Epistemic and Ontological Claims to Knowledge Organization." (forthcoming). In Advances in Classification Research Vol 26.
  • "The Creativity of Classificationists: What Archival Records Show about the Global and Local Considerations in Classification Design." In Adler, M., Tennis, J. T., Martínez-Ávila, D., Guimarães, J. A. C., Mai, J-E., Olesson- Bagneux, O., Skouvig, L. (2016). Global/Local Knowledge Organization: Contexts and Questions. In Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting. (Copenhagen, Denmark).
  • "Structure of Classification Theory: On Foundational and the Higher Layers of Classification Theory." (2016). In Guimarães, J. A. C., Milani, S. O., and Dodobei, V. eds. Knowledge Organization for a Sustainable World: Challenges and Perspectives for Cultural, Scientific, and Technological Sharing in a Connected Society. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International ISKO Conference 27-29 September 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol 15: 84-87.
  • "Archival Metadata for Digital Cultural Heritage: Conceptual Provenance, Contextual Forensics, and the Authority of the Found Digital Object." (2015). In 2015 Digital Cultural Heritage. Vol. 6: 399-402. [One of three winners of the Best Paper Award in the Theory and Methodology Track at the Digital Heritage 2015 Conference].
  • "Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory’s Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality." (2015). Proceedings of the Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality through Social Media Data.
    Available: https://iconferencesocialmediadata.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/tennis.pdf
  • "Intensional Megacities: Toward Mapping the Semantics of Linked Classification Schemes." (2014). Advances in Classification Research Vol 25. Forthcoming.
  • "Description and Différance: Archives, Libraries, and Museum Descriptive Traditions and their Educational Communities and Cultures."  (2014). In Urban, R. J., Coleman, L-E., Marty, P. F. Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Connecting Educational Communities and Cultures.  In Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting. (Seattle, Washington). 
  • "Rubrics of Authenticity in the Cloud: Metadata, Description, Documentation, and Discussion." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Archives.  (Girona, Spain) 
  • "Load Bearing or Levittown?  The Edifice Metaphor in Conceptualizing the Ethos of Classification Work." (2014). In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization. (Krakow, Poland).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 14. pp. 222-227. 
  • Newell, B. and Tennis, J. T. (2014). "Me, My Metadata, and the NSA." In Proceedings of the iConference 2014.  ACM. pp. 345-365.
  • Fuller, S., Hjørland, B., Ibekwe-SanJuan, F., Ma, L., Mai, J-E., Tennis, J. T., and Warner, J. (2013). "Uncovering Epistemological Assumptions underlying Research in Information Studies." In Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting. (Montréal, Québec). 
  • Adler, M., Milojević, S., Rogers, C., Tennis, J. T., van Hooland, S., West, J. D. (2013). "The Temporal Dimension in the Study of Knowledge Bases: Approaches to Understanding Knowledge Creation and Representation Over Time." In Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting. (Montréal, Québec).  
  • "Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis?" (2013) In Conceptions of Library and Information Science 8.  (Copenhagen, Denmark).  Also in Information Research Available: http://informationr.net/ir/18-3/colis/paperC38.html.
  • Adler, M. and Tennis, J. T. (2013). "Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems." In Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI). [a top-ranked paper chosen for publication in a special issue of the journal Knowledge Organization].
  • Tognoli, N. B., Guimarãres, J. A. C., and Tennis, J. T. (2013). "Diplomatics as a Methodological Perspective for Archival Knowledge Organization."  In Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI).
  • "Collocative Integrity and Our Many Varied Subjects: What the Metric of Alignment between Classification Scheme and Indexer Tells Us About Langridge’s Theory of Indexing." In Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI).
  • "The Weight of Language and Action: Epistemic Stance, Methodological Action, and Theoretical Perspective in Knowledge Organization." (2013). In Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information.  (Victoria, British Columbia).
  • Rogers, C., & Tennis, J. (2013). "Authenticity as a social contract – We are our records."  In iConference 2013 Proceedings (Fort Worth, Texas).  iSchools: 801-803. doi:10.9776/13393
  • Steiner, T., van Hooland, S., Verborgh, R., and Tennis, J. T. (2013). "Identifying VHS Recording Artifacts in the Age of Online Video Platforms." In Workshop on Search and Exploration of X-Rated Information (SEXI 2013).  (Rome, Italy).
  • Feinberg, M., Furner, J., Mai, J-E., & Tennis, J. T. (2012). "Humanistic Information Science." Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, (Baltimore, MD).  Available: http://www.asis.org/asist2012/proceedings/submissions/151.pdf
  • "Aeons and Flux: Timelines and Epistemes in Classification Design and Evaluation." Advances in Classification Research. Vol. 23.  Available: TBA
  • "Data, Documents, and Memory: A Taxonomy of Sources in Relation to Digital Preservation Metadata." (2012). In UNESCO Conference on Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. TBA.
  • "Facets and Fugit Tempus: Considering Time in Faceted Classification Schemes." (2012). In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Mysore, India).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 13. Ergon: Würzburg: 58-62.
  • Guimarães, J. A. C. and Tennis, J. T. (2012). "Constant Pioneers: The Citation Frontiers of Indexing Theory in ISKO International Proceedings." In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Mysore, India).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 13. Ergon: Würzburg: 39-43.
  • Tennis, J. T. and Rogers, C. (2012).  "Authenticity Metadata and the IPAM: Progress toward the      InterPARES Application Profile."  In International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges.  (Kuching/Sarawak, Malaysia): 38-45.
  • Lee, J. H., Tennis, J. T., and Clarke, R. I. (2012). "Domain Analysis for a Video Game Metadata Schema: Issues and Challenges." In Second International Conference, TPDL 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012. Proceedings: 280-285.
  • Tennis, J. T., Thornton, K., and Filer, A. (2012). "Some Temporal Aspects of Indexing and Classification: Toward a Metrics for Measuring Scheme Change."  In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference.  ACM.  pp. 311-316.
  • "Description Writ Large: Comparisons and Crossovers in the Lineages of Archival and Bibliographic Description." (2012). Ciencia Informacão. TBA.
  • "Comparative Modeling of Vickery’s Faceted Classification and the Oeuvre of S. R. Ranganathan." (2012).  In Facets of Knowledge Organization: A Tribute to Professor Brian Vickery 1918-2009. ASLIB. pp. 301-313.
  • "Ranganathan’s Layers of Classification Theory and the FASDA Model of Classification."  (2011). Proceedings of the 2011 North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  R. P Smiraglia, Editor.  Available: http://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/nasko/issue/view/862
  • "Ekphrasis, Artists’ Intentions, and Anthropological Polemics in Angle Brackets:  Toward a Thicker Description of Digital Documentary Material." (2011). Advances in Classification Research. Vol. 22.       Available: http://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/acro/issue/view/835
  • "Form, Intention, and Indexing: The Liminal and Integrated Conceptions of Work in Knowledge Organization." (2010). In Advances in Classification Research. Vol. 21.  [invited]
  • "Measured Time: Imposing a Temporal Metric to Classificatory Structures."  (2010). In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Rome, Italy).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 12. Ergon: Würzburg:  223-228.
  • "Fringe Types and KOS Systematics: Examining the Limits of the Population Perspective of Knowledge Organization Systems." (2009). Advances in Classification Research. Vol. 20.  Available: http://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/acro/issue/view/874
  • Tennis, J. T. and Jacob, E. K. "Toward a Theory of Structure in Information Organization Frameworks." (2008).  In Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Knowledge Organization.  (Montreal, Quebec August 5-8, 2008). Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 11. Ergon: Würzburg: 262-268.
  • Tennis, J. T. and Calzada-Prado, J. "Ontologies and the Semantic Web: Problems and Perspectives for LIS Professionals." (2007).  In IBERSID: Revista de Sistemas de Información y Documentación. (1):      303-311.
  • "The Economic and Aesthetic Axis of Information Organization Frameworks."  (2007). In Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Toronto, Ontario): 112-113. [abstract]  Abstract available: http:/dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1915
  • "Diachronic and Synchronic Indexing: Modeling Conceptual Change in Indexing Languages." (2007).  In Information Sharing in a Fragmented World, Crossing Boundaries. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information. (Montreal, Quebec): 1-11. Available: http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1898/
  • "Social Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing: Fordist Reflexivity and Intertextuality." (2006).  In Advancesin Classification Research. vol. 17.  (Austin, Texas).  Available: http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1726/
  • "Function, Purpose, Predication, and Context of Information Organization Frameworks." (2006). In Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. International Society for Knowledge Organization. (Vienna, Austria. July 5-7, 2006).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 10. Ergon: Würzburg: 303-310.
  • "Comparative Functional Analysis of Boundary Infrastructures, Library Classification, and Folksonomies." (2006). In Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information. (York University, Toronto, Canada). Available: http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1956/
  • "SKOS and the Ontogenesis of Vocabularies." (2005). In International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice. (Madrid, Spain: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): 275-278.
  • "URIs and Intertextuality: Incumbent Philosophical Commitments in the Development of the Semantic Web." (2004). In Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society: Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference.  (London, United Kingdom, July 13-16, 2004).  Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 9.  Würzburg: Ergon: 103-108.
  • Currier, S. and Revie, C.W. and Tennis, J. T. "Who says words are neutral and value free?: User-centred design of a web-based library for human services educators." (2004).  In: HUSITA7- The 7th International Conference of Human Services Information Technology Applications. (Hong Kong). Also published as a book in 2007 by Haworth Press.
  • "Three Spheres of Classification Research: Emergence, Encyclopedism, and Ecology." (2004). In Advances in Classification      Research. vol. 13. (Medford, NJ: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science and Technology).
  • "Layers of Meaning: Disentangling Subject Access Interoperability." (2004).  In Advances in Classification Research. vol. 12. (Medford, NJ: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science and Technology): 113-122.
  • "Subject Ontogeny: Subject Access through Time and the Dimensionality of Classification." (2002). In Challenges in Knowledge Representation and Organization for the 21st Century: Integration of Knowledge across Boundaries: Proceedings of the Seventh International ISKO Conference. (Granada, Spain, July 10-13, 2002).  Advances in Knowledge Organization, vol. 8. Würzburg: Ergon: 54-59.

Dissertation

Collections

  •  Tennis, J. T. and Guimarães, J. A. C. (eds.) (2013). Challenges and Perspectives in Knowledge Organization Research.  Ergon: Würzberg.
  •  La Barre, K. and Tennis, J. T. (eds). (2012). Advances in Classification Research.  Vol. 23. (Baltimore, Maryland). Available: TBA
  • Feinberg, M. and Tennis, J. T. (eds.). (2011). Advances in Classification Research. Vol. 22. (New Orleans, Louisiana, October 12, 2011). Available: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/ojs/index.php/acro/issue/view/835
  • Arsenault, C. and Tennis, J. T. (eds.). (2008). Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Knowledge Organization.  (Montreal, Quebec, August 5-8, 2008). Advances in Knowledge Organization vol 11. Ergon. Würzburg.
  • Tennis, J. T. (ed.) (2007). Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization Vol. 1.  (Toronto, Ontario, June 14-15, 2007).  Vancouver, BC: International Society for Knowledge Organization – North American Chapter.  Available: http://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/nasko/issue/view/862
  • Furner, J. and Tennis, J. T. (eds.) (2006).  Advances in Classification Research Vol. 17. (Austin, Texas, November 4, 2006).  Vancouver, BC: ASIST SIG/CR. http://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/acro/issue/view/831
  • Sutton, S., Greenberg, J., and Tennis, J. T. (eds.). (2003). Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Communities of Discourse and Practice – Metadata Research & Applications. (Seattle, Washington,      September 28 - October 2, 2003). Syracuse, NY: Information Institute of Syracuse.

Technical Reports

  • Chaturvedi, S., Gandhi, S., Yu, S., Crandall, M., Tennis, J. T. (2013). "Content Strategy for ChronoZoom 2.0." Content Curation for ChronoZoom Project.  January 2013.
  • Rogers, C. and Tennis, J. T. (2012). "General Study 15 – Application Profile for Authenticity Metadata." InterPARES 3 Research Project. February 2012.
  • Tennis, J. T. and Preston, "Terminology Cross-Domain Final Report."  InterPARES 2 Research Project.  September 2006.
  • Gilliland, A., Lindberg, L., McCargar, V., Langmead, A., Lauriault, T., Leahey-Sugimoto, M., Evans, J., Tennis, J. T., and Wang, H.  "Investigating the Roles and Requirements, Manifestations and Management of Metadata in the Creation of Reliable and Preservation of Authentic Electronic Entities Created by Dynamic, Interactive and Experiential Systems: Report On The Work And Findings Of The InterPARES 2 Description Cross Domain Group."  InterPARES 2 Research Project.  December 2006.
  • "BC Campus Application Profile and Taxonomy – Recommendations and Next Steps." Report to BCcampus Vancouver, British Columbia. August 2005
  • Efthimiadis, E.N. and Mai, J-E. with Alam, T., Bisson, J.E., Detera, E.C., Foit, L.M., and Tennis, J.T.  "Organizing and Representing Media Assets: An Information Science Perspective and Review. A Review of the Literature." Report to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Television Future Fund. July 2002.

Non-refereed Publications 

  • "Provenance: Past, Present and Future in Interdisciplinary Perspective: Report on the InterPARES Trust Interdisciplinary Workshop on Provenance." (2015). A whitepaper for the Second iTrust Interdisciplinary Workshop on Provenance. (Paris, France), September 2015.
  • "Local and Global Knowledge Organization: Constructs, Commonalities, and our new Cartography." (2015). A response to the presentations at the Local and Global Knowledge Organization. (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 2015.
  • "Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages." (2015). A whitepaper for the First iTrust Interdisciplinary Workshop on Provenance. (Washington D.C.), May 2015. 
  • "Ethos and Ideology of Knowledge Organization: Toward Precepts for and Engaged Knowledge Organization Drawing on The Arts and Crafts Movement, Critical Theory, and Žižek."  (2011). A White Paper
  • Tennis, J. T., C. Rogers, S. Xie and R. Preston (2010), "Report on Metadata Developments (1): Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions."  InterPARES 3 Project, Fourth International Symposium. September 17, 2010. (Oslo, Norway). Available at http://www.interpares.org/display_file.cfm?doc=IP3_isym04_presentation_4-2_canada.pdf
  • Tennis, J. T. (2010), "Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions." InterPARES 3      Project, Third International Symposium. May 29, 2010. (Vancouver, British Columbia). Available at      http://www.interpares.org/display_file.cfm?doc=ip3_isym03_presentation_04-04--tennis.pdf.
  • Tennis, J. T., Sutton, S. A., and Hillmann, D. (2006). "The Notion of the ‘Concept Instance’: Problems in Modeling Concept Change in SKOS."  In International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning.
  • "Versioning Concept Schemes for Persistent Retrieval." (June/July, 2006). In Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Available: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Jun-06/tennis.html
  • "2003 Dublin Core Metadata Conference, Seattle WA: a conference report."  (March/April, 2004). In Barrington Report on Advanced Knowledge Organization and Retrieval. 1(1): 18-19.  Available: http:// http://www.kmconnection.com/Access_to_PDFs.htm
  • "6th Annual Open Forum on Metadata Registries - Santa Fe, New Mexico." (2002).  In Knowledge Organization. 29(3/4): 234-235.  A conference report.
  • "Data Collection for Controlled Vocabulary Interoperability - Dublin Core Audience Element." (2002). In Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 29(2).   Available: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Dec-02/ASISTDecJan.pdf
  • "A New Sense of Motion: Framing the Idea of the Archive in the New Information Order." (2002). In Proceedings of the New Information Order and the Future of the Archive. (Frow, J ed.).  PowerPoint Available: http://webdb.ucs.ed.ac.uk/malts/other/IASH/dsp-all-papers.cfm
  • "Layered Information Modeling and a Knowledge Organization Paradigm: Inherent Classification and the Design of Interoperable Systems." (2002). In Knowledge Technologies 2002. Conference Proceedings.  Available: http://www.knowledgetechnologies.net/

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