- Hiearchical vs. Layered vs. Networked Composition: Three Design Methodologies, their Associated Organizational Structures and their Relationship to Various Fields
My approach to extensible organization is via structural composition, allowing combination of each of these methodologies.
Extensible Metadata Normalization/Taxonomies
Vocabularies scoped to sections of individual documents, referred to extensible network-centralized registries. Scoping along compositional lines is a key element of my extensible organization, for related reasons.
- ABC/Harmony strawman document - lots of metadata interoperability perspective as of 1999
- The Warwick Framework:
 Lagoze, C., C. A. Lynch, and R. Daniel Jr, "The Warwick Framework: A Container Architecture for Aggregating Sets of Metadata", Cornell University Computer Science Technical Report TR96-1593, June 1996, http://cs-tr.cs.cornell.edu/Dienst/UI/2.0/Describe/ncstrl.cornell/TR96-1593.
- Business Unusual: How “event-awareness” may breathe life into the catalog? [pdf]