Representation, classification and categorization; indexing systems as cognitive scaffolding; design and evaluation of ontologies and metadata schemas; and philosophy of information.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1994
Zhang, G., & Jacob, E. K. (In press). Reconceptualizing cyberspace: "Real" places in digital space. International Journal of Science in Society.
Zhang, G., & Jacob, E. K. (2011). Places for digital ecosystems, digital ecosystems in places. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, November 21-23, 2011, San Francisco (pp. 145-149). New York: ACM Press.
Jacob, E. K. (2010). Proposal for a classification of classifications built on Beghtol's distinction between "naive classification" and "professional classification." Knowledge Organization, 37(2), 111-120.
Lee, S. & Jacob, E. K. (2011). An integrated approach to metadata interoperability: Construction of a conceptual structure between MARC and FRBR. Library Resources & Technical Services, 55(1), 17-32.
Ding, Y., Jacob, E. K., Zhang, Z., Caverlee, J., George, N. L., & Guo, L. (March/April, 2009). Profiling social networks: A social tagging perspective. D-Lib Magazine, 15(3/4).
Ding, Y., Jacob, E., Z. Zhang, Z., S. Foo, S., E. Yan, E., N. George, N., & Guo, L. (2009). Perspectives on social tagging. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60(12), 2388-2401.
Jacob, E. K. (2009). Context and boundedness: the contribution of place to the development of information environments. In P. Turner, S. Turner & E. Davenport (Eds.), Exploration of space, technology and spatiality: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
Jacob, E. K. (2004). Classification and categorization: A difference that makes a difference. Library Trends, 52(3), 515-540.
Jacob, E.K. (2004). The structure of context: implications of structure for the creation of context in information systems. In I. C. McIlwaine (Ed.), Knowledge organization and the global information society: Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference, London, UK, 13-16 July 2004 (pp. 85-90). Würzburg, Germany: Ergon Verlag.
Jacob, E.K. (2003). Ontologies and the Semantic Web. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 29(4), 19-22.
Jacob, E.K. (2002). Augmenting human capabilities: classification as cognitive scaffolding. In M.J. López-Huertas and F.J. Muñoz-Fernández (Eds.), Challenges in knowledge representation and organization for the 21st century. Integration of knowledge across boundaries: proceedings of the Seventh International ISKO Conference, 10-13 July 2002, Granada, Spain (pp. 38-44). Würzburg, Germany: Ergon Verlag.
Jacob, E.K. (2001). The everyday world of work: two approaches to the investigation of classification in context. Journal of Documentation, 57(1), 76-99.
Jacob, E.K., & Albrechtsen, H. (1999). When essence becomes function: post-structuralist implications for an ecological theory of organisational classification systems. In T.D. Wilson & D.K. Allen (Eds.), Exploring the contexts of information behaviour. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Research in Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts, 13-15 August 1998, Sheffield, UK (pp. 519-534). London: Taylor Graham.
Albrechtsen, H., & Jacob, E.K. (1998). Classification systems as boundary objects in diverse information ecologies. In E.N. Efthimiadis (Ed.), Advances in classification research, vol. 8 (pp. 1-16). Medford, NJ: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science.
Jacob, E.K., & Shaw, D. (1998). Sociocognitive perspectives on representation. In M.E. Williams (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, vol. 33 (pp. 131-185). Medford, NJ: Information Today for the American Society for Information Science.
Jacob, E.K., & Albrechtsen, H. (1997). Constructing reality: the role of dialogue in the development of classificatory structures. In I. C. McIlwaine (Ed.), Knowledge organization for information retrieval: Proceedings of the 6th International Study Conference on Classification Research, 14-16 June 1997, London (pp. 42-50). The Hague, Netherlands: International Federation for Documentation.
Jacob, E.K. (1994). Classification and crossdisciplinary communication: breaching the boundaries imposed by classificatory structure. In H. Albrechtsen and S. Oernager (Eds.), Advances in Knowledge Organization, Vol. 4: Knowledge Organization and Quality Management (pp. 101-108). Frankfurt/Main: Indeks Verlag.
Jacob, E.K. (1991). Classification and categorization: drawing the line. In Proceedings of the 2nd ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop (pp. 63-79). Washington, DC: ASIS Special Interest Group/Classification Research.
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2008-2009.
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 1999-2000.
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 1998-1999.