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Alex Mayhew

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4904
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
amayhew@uwo.ca
  • About Me

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Alex Mayhew is currently researching the use of phylogenetic trees and textual memes as a replacement for FRBR's four tier model and a way to integrate user participation into library catalogues. This new cataloguing paradigm is called Phylomemetics.

Alex also serves as a host and co-founder of the So What? podcast

LIS9201 Classification and Indexing

Jan 2021 - Apr 2021

Classification and indexing within a broader perspective of human intellectual activity. Current research trends in the subject control of information. Further opportunities to practice classifying, subject cataloguing and indexing of documents. Ways in which classification and indexing principles are affecting, and affected by, new information technologies

LIS9002 Information Organization and Access

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

An introduction to the theory and practice of organizing and curating information for optimal access in libraries, archives and other organizations and their catalogues, using appropriate standards and tools for information description, arrangement and classification.

    Mayhew, A. (2020). Memetic Relationships as Tillet’s Shared Characteristics. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1157 


    VanderSchans, A., Mayhew, A., & Cornwell, S. E. (2020).  Alternative Scholarship through Table-top Games: A Practical Demonstration. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1140 


    Mayhew, A. (2020). "The Dragonslayer: Folktale Classification, Memetics, and Cataloguing," Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 , Article 3. https://doi.org/10.35492/docam/7/1/3 


    Mayhew, A. (2020). Phylomemetic Cataloguing: Expanding Bibliographic Relationships Beyond FRBR. In International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), M. Lykke, T. Svarre, M. Skov, & D. Martínez-Ávila (Eds.), Knowledge Organization at the Interface: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International ISKO Conference, 2020 Aalborg, Denmark (1st ed., pp. 559–561). Ergon-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956507762-559


    Campbell, D. G., & Mayhew, A. (2020). Inheritance and Lamination in the Representation of Bibliographic Relationships. In International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), M. Lykke, T. Svarre, M. Skov, & D. Martínez-Ávila (Eds.), Knowledge Organization at the Interface: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International ISKO Conference, 2020 Aalborg, Denmark (1st ed., pp. 69–77). Ergon-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956507762-69


    Campbell, D. G., & Mayhew, A. (2017). A Phylogenetic Approach to Bibliographic Families and Relationships. Proceedings from North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, 6(1), 12-20. https://journals.lib.washington.edu/index.php/nasko/article/view/15227