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3303Re: [TaxoCoP] Most common facets used within organisations

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  • John O'Gorman
    Nov 2, 2009
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      Hi Stavros;
      As a method for managing collections, Q6 is based on Ranganathan's system of classification. Interestingly, it also has a loose resemblence to the Zachman Framework for enterprise architecture, but was independently derived.
      The difference with Q6 is in its granularity and its geometry. In addition to using the concepts of colon classification, the principles of Q6 start at word level and can be extended right up through any digital asset. Photos, documents, diagrams and construction drawings can all be deconstructed and reassembled using the same nineteen facets and Q6 axioms.
      I'm working on a whitepaper outlining the approach and the results of the first few applications. It should be finished fairly shortly.
      John O'
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      From: Stavros Macrakis [mailto:macrakis@...]
      Sent: Monday, November 2, 2009 02:09 PM
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      Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] Most common facets used within organisations

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      On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:50 AM, John O'Gorman <jogorman@tiberon- ia.com> wrote:

      The definitive list of primary facets (a facet being defined as a mutually exclusive and exhaustive list of related entities) has nineteen entries - all of which are semantically consistent with the exchange of information between two parties. In other words, primary facets have to do with Agents (people and organizations) , Assets (digital, conceptual and physical), Locations (coordinate, named and relative), Actions (activities, events, processes and tasks), Functions (disciplines, roles and uses) and finally States (cycle, point, span and status). 
      Secondary, tertiary and quaternary facets can be created by combining primary facets, using a mechanism analogous to the one for creating molecules or compounds in chemistry.

      Where can we read up on more details of this system?  It sounds similar in spirit to Ranganathan's Colon system, which has 5 top-level facets: Personality, Matter/Property, Energy, Space, Time.