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Steve Fesenmaier writes "Computer scientists recommend that the US government stop funding faster and faster computers, instead designing systems for the large amounts of data that science uses. Thus the whole world is becoming a data archive - like Fez' Aximon Says - in the Information Age,everyone is a librarian.
William Loughner writes \"Bloggers have discovered citation indexing, though they call it \"trackback.\" When a blogger references another blogger, they can \"ping\" to let that blogger they\'ve been referenced. The citee can then list the citer.
The new blog of the Pepys Diary gives a good example of this in action.\"
Mefi does it as well [Did they stop?], and
BoxesandArrows has an Interesting Story on faceted classification.This is the first in a series of articles that aims to explain both facets and the more general concept of controlled vocabularies. They also show how these concepts can be applied to solve information architecture problems for the Web and other digital information environments.
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Includes information about yahoo! employing 200 librarians to maintain catagories. \"
The story, \"Managing Spaghetti Content\", is focused mostly on content management. It\'s nice to know Yahoo employs about 200 librarians.
He says content filtering is a much more natural way of sorting through categories, especially when the majority of your content is under more than one subject. This filtering technique is very similar to a Boolean query within a search engine, though it makes things more accessible to users.
steven bell writes \"Here\'s an interesting article from a relatively new e-journal called Boxes and Arrows - it focuses on information architecture. In his article, \"The Age of Findability\", Peter Morville laments about a recent trip to a new aiport and how it got him thinking about a new concept, \"findability\" and how this is applicable to many different resources and structures. An excerpt:
That’s why I say this airport has findability problems. The difficultly I had finding my way dominated all other aspects of the experience. Like usability, findability applies broadly across all sorts of physical and virtual environments. And, perhaps most important, it\'s only one word!
FIND the story at:
\"There is a discipline, known as information architecture; and there is a role, known as the information architect. They have developed more or less hand in hand, and up to now any discussion of one has involved discussion of the other. But now that may have to change.\"
Scott Berkun has cobbled together a Best of chi-web & sigia-l page.
The chi-web and sig-ia mailing lists are two email based discussion groups on the topics of web usability, design and human computer interaction (the later with a heavier emphasis on information architecture).
Using the archives for each mailing list, he\'s compiled a list of the summary postings from useful threads, and a few personally selected favorite postings. The list is not an exhaustive list of summary postings. Just the ones he found most salient and valuable for reference.
Has anyone done this for any librarian lists?