University rankings as KOS: theoretical considerations

dc.contributor.authorChaves Guimaraes, Jose Augusto [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.abstractConsidering the knowledge organization systems as a core issue in the knowledge organization field, this paper focuses on international university rankings as a new incarnation of KOS through an analysis of their classificatory nature. For this, four important international university rankings are analyzed: THE, Shanghai, Leiden, and QS in terms of their notation, facets, citation order, editions, and updating. The results confirm their classificatory nature as essentially faceted systems whose structure is derived from specific contextual slants and whose dynamic updating process leads to a constant remodeling of the structure and the weight of the facets.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Julio de Mesquita Filho, Programa Posgrad Ciencia Informacao, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationCNPq, Produtividade, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Julio de Mesquita Filho, Programa Posgrad Ciencia Informacao, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.identifier.citationInformacao & Sociedade-estudos. Campina Grande Pb: Univ Federal Campina Grande, v. 30, n. 4, 23 p., 2020.
dc.publisherUniv Federal Campina Grande
dc.relation.ispartofInformacao & Sociedade-estudos
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectKnowledge Organization Systems
dc.subjectUniversity Rankings
dc.subjectClassificatory structures
dc.titleUniversity rankings as KOS: theoretical considerationsen
dcterms.rightsHolderUniv Federal Campina Grande