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Information, Organization, Knowledge

Information, organisation, connaissances

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Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

By aggregating traditional subjects like documentation and librarianship, Information, Organization, Knowledge speaks to researchers in information science and scientific subjects interested in knowledge organization.


The journal focuses on the following problems: the organization of information and knowledge within formal or informal organizations, documentary and informative interoperability, knowledge management, capitalizing on knowledge, knowledge organizational systems and the sharing of knowledge.


The journal will focus on scientific and technical aspects such as the evolution of the document, content and its management, the information in society, person to system communications, instrumented communication between people and among social groups, the representation, instrumentation and exploitation of knowledge.


Original contributions concerning tools and measures, methods, theoretical and empirical analysis and work directly concerning by the different aspects of knowledge organization are expected.

Agrégeant les disciplines traditionnelles comme la documentation et la bibliothéconomie, Information, organisation, connaissances s’adresse aux chercheurs des sciences de l’information et des disciplines scientifiques concernées par l’organisation des connaissances.

La revue inscrit au cœur de ses problématiques :
l’organisation de l’information et des connaissances au sein des organisations formelles ou informelles, les interopérabilités documentaires et informationnelles, la gestion/management des connaissances, la capitalisation des connaissances, les systèmes d’organisation des connaissances, le partage des savoirs.

Les évolutions du document, les contenus et leur gestion, l’information dans la société, les communications personne-système, les communications instrumentées entre individus ou entre groupes sociaux, la représentation, l’instrumentation et l’exploitation des connaissances sont des aspects scientifiques et techniques auxquels s’attachera la revue.

Sont attendues des contributions originales relatives aux outils et dispositifs, méthodes, analyses et travaux théoriques et empiriques directement concernés par ces différents aspects de l’organisation des connaissances.

Journal issues


Volume 20- 3

Issue 1


Volume 19- 2

Issue 1


Volume 17- 1

Issue 1

Recent articles

Drawing as method: from portrait to scene
Cécile Dupin De Saint Cyr-Heckel, Viviane Couzinet, Isabelle Fabre

The textual or iconographic portrait is used in many disciplines to highlight the roles held by individuals or groups. However, it remains little used as a method of investigation in information and communication sciences. Based on observations made with secondary school pupils who have been asked to draw up, it is possible to consider that the self-portrait, drawings by the observer and by peers can help to reveal practices. An interpretative grid based on the vocabulary of documentary languages facilitates interpretation. Thus from the portrait to the scene the drawings complete other methods of investigation.

Emergence of a Collective Intelligence in a large energetic company: a case study of mutual aid community acting among global and local
Antoine Henry

Communities have experienced considerable growth since digital instrumentation based on Information and Communication Technologies that shape and organize the world of the Web and socio-numerical networks. By analysing the emergence and Collective Intelligence potential of a community of developers outside the organization chart of the Information Systems Department of a large energy company, we identified a decentralized organizational approach that allows for community resolution of problems related to the company’s core activities and opens parallel opportunities for social innovation in the company’s historical operations.

Modeling of Next Generation Digital Learning Environments: Complex Systems Theory
Marc Trestini

Communication information technology tools provide easy access to vast amounts of human knowledge. Knowledge is used to empower and enrich people culturally and materially and to build a sustainable society. Social networks, OCWs, MOOCs and connectivist approaches to learning contribute significantly to the construction of this knowledge. But the study of these new digital learning environments (ENA) is also becoming more complicated. The use of complex system modelling makes it possible to transcribe the observed phenomena and facilitate their analysis using specific tools. This paper presents and highlights the value of the complex systems theory for the study of the new-generation ENA behaviour. It describes in depth a realistic approach and proposes effective management tools.

Digital research infrastructures and Knowledge Organization: Linked Open Data contributions for ESR epistemic communities
Edwige Pierot

In this article, we focus on the knowledge organization activities of specialists in Higher Education and Research insofar as they contribute to the circulation of knowledge and the evolution of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS). The scientific fields to which these specialists are institutionally attached are recomposed in epistemic communities that carry out similar activities in terms of information research, knowledge production and access to information. To make these activities, communities, particularly in the human and social sciences, have tools, services and devices that are part of the "Digital Humanities" movement. The two major French bibliographic agencies (ABES and BnF) are taking part in this movement by applying the entity-relation model to the data, which is gradually extending to subject indexing (subject headings, thesauri, etc.). The knowledge produced by epistemic communities is therefore closely linked to digital research infrastructures based on standardization and mutualization, which form a distributed and common technological foundation. While the scientific community expresses the multidisciplinary, multidisciplinary, even transdisciplinary nature of the objects it studies, we are interested in the conditions under which the Web of data can meet the needs of structuring and organizing the knowledge of these epistemic communities. To what extent do KOS maintain a prominent place within the "Digital Humanities" and their socio-technical devices? How to value the heuristic properties of KOS during the indexing process carried out by specialists in these epistemic communities? In order to answer these questions, we study technical orientations, components and functioning of three Digital Research Infrastructures (HAL, ISIDORE, Persée). We note that the production and circulation of knowledge is based on the technological power of the devices and highlight the presence of many KOS and a fragmented valuation of subject indexing. So, we are interested in the conditions of possibilities for cross-fertilization of KOS and propose to use Linked Open Data (LOD) to build an interoperability model between the KOS of epistemic communities in order to compose a documentary continuum.

Editorial Board

Editors in Chief

Université de Strasbourg

Fabrice PAPY
Université de Lorraine


Université de Lille 3

Laurence FAVIER
Université de Lille 3

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