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Categorization is key

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:37 am

“Any time we either produce or understand an utterance of any reasonable length, we are employing dozens if not hundreds of categories: categories of speech sounds, of words, of phrases and clauses, as well as conceptual categories. Without the ability to categorize, we could not function at all, either in the physical world or in our social and intellectual live” — George Lakoff – Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things.

Categories in the library staff wiki help us automatically organize our pages. There are special pages such as

that are automatically created when you use categories on your wiki pages. This makes it alot easier to find and re-find that important piece of information!

To create a category, enter the following tags at the bottom of you wiki pages [[category:name]]. For example, putting [[category:technology support]] on a page will have it automatically show up on the technology support page.

Tag away & have fun . . . . .

3 Responses to “Categorization is key”

  1. Anything that starts with a quote from Lakoff is a good idea with me. :)

  2. Haha when I was making our reports Wiki page yesterday I only categorized it as “Collection Management” because I wasn’t sure whether the Technology People were using the categories. It’s important to note that a page can have as many categories as you need.

  3. And to top it all off, I pasted Erik’s words into the Wiki help page:
    http://wiki.zsr.wfu.edu/library/index.php/Help:Contents


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