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Information Architecture and the Library

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Many library website have gone through multiple iterations with the focus on creating a usable home page and a template for the rest of the site. Once these two features have been standardized, the content is then up to individual librarians to create and organize into smaller areas of the site.  However, most of the librarians creating content do not have significant training on usability, accessibility, or information architecture, and the library web site as a whole becomes unorganized and difficult to use by library users.  This presentation will focus on strategies systems staff and public services librarians can ...
Clara54′s Weblog
came from attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduating and gaining employment in the graphic arts field, I continued painting at night and on weekends. Now that I am retired, I  paint full-time. My focus is landscapes in oil. I prefer painting in the comfort of my studio in Oak Park, so while traveling through rural Illinois, I take photographs, make sketches and take notes that later assist me in my oil paintings.   Describe your upbringing and family life and how it affects your work.   I was born in the Ukraine and became a U.S. citizen in 1957. I grew up in an artistic ... market research, surveys and trends
Creating A Business Architecture | Internet 9 Blog's
Many – including me – evangelize on the noble goal of creating a Enterprise Architecture before setting out on an IT project. One of the key issues with that is that the ‘Enterprise’ hardly ever acts as such. The typical enterprise is at best a federation of little fiefdoms, that more often than not are in constant political warfare against each other. That gets even worse when the enterprise has been assembled by acquisition and worst with hostile takeovers. It is highly unlikely that these fiefdom chiefs will be too happy to collaborate with other chiefs on creating a new Enterprise Architecture. Even if there is ... market research, surveys and trends


Survey assesses the State of information security worldwide ...
In 2004, security will become much more strategic as companies invest greater resources in developing strategy, defining architecture, and assessing risk, according to according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3.  a worldwide study. The survey of more than 7,500 respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy. , "The State of Information Security 2003," conducted by industry trends, business articles and survey research
NASCIO Publications
Security at the Edge: Protecting Mobile Computing Devices Part II: Policies on the Use of Personally Owned Smartphones in State Government March 2010 Due to the pervasive use of personally owned smartphones in the U.S., practical concerns have arisen around state employee requests to use these devices for state business. The potential for security incidents and data breaches is a practical concern that state CIOs and CISOs must address when establishing security standards. While these devices make the work lives of employees less complicated, and perhaps reduce state IT acquisition costs, officials must once again face the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Renewing churches is a conservation artist's act of reverence
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — When John Canning runs his short, stubby fingers over the industrial green plaster walls of Saint Anne's Shrine for Mothers, he does so like a geologist, looking for a seam. Something lies beneath this leaden olive paint, slathered over the once-scintillating interior of Saint Anne's like burlap tarp over a garden. Canning, who is short and stocky, with a thick mane of steel wool hair and the gentle touch of a surgeon, can see the whole radiant sweep of the place in his imagination — every pilaster, filigree and transept. Canning is 67 years old, the founder of John Canning Studios & ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
In 1925, historic Ogden touched hearts as far away as Milan, Italy
OGDEN -- The picture of beautiful women using ribbons to lead a train into Ogden's Union Station is striking for its artistic merit and celebratory atmosphere. But what fascinates most is that it appeared in an Italian newspaper in 1925. Why does a newspaper in Milan care about what was then Ogden's new train station? A copy of the newspaper front page showed up at Union Station about four years ago and was something of a mystery. Lee Witten, chief archivist of the Union Station library, admits his own carelessness did not help. A former employee of the station who had moved to San Antonio, Texas, "just happened ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The paradox of the library: information architecture challenges in ...
Information architecture, digital library, public health, interdisciplinary, field research .... The paradox, then, is that the library and EndNote are ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FAQs about the USGS thesaurus
A term always has an "is a" relationship with its broader term (BT); a narrower term (NT) can always be said to be "a type of", "a part of", or "an instance of" the parent term. Preference For a given concept, one term is chosen as the preferred term or label, and is referred to as the descriptor . Other terms that refer to the same concept are referred to as lead-in terms or non-preferred terms. A non-preferred term is not necessarily a synonym of the preferred term. Generic relationships Where concepts are related in some way that cannot be ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Information Architecture
This lesson discusses ideas associated with the phrase "information architecture" and relates them to aspects of the library- and information-science (LIS) professions. The phrase "information architecture" appears to have been coined, or at least brought to wide attention, by Richard Saul Wurman, a man trained as an architect but who has become also a skilled graphic designer and the author, editor, and/or publisher of numerous books that employ fine graphics in the presentation of information in a ...
WikiAnswers - What is the difference between an information ...
Information Architecture is a field and approach to designing clear, understandable communications by giving care to structure, context, and presentation of data and information. Particularly refers to websites and intranets, including labelling and navigation schemes. An information technology infrastructure however, is the base or foundation for the delivery of information to support programs and management (of an agency for exmaple). The infrastructure contains elements upon which an agency's information technology activities are dependent. An agency must therefore define, implement, and manage these infrastructure ...
What's difference between Information Architecture and Theme Pyramids?
I've be hired to create a SEO strategy for a large publications website. From my perspective, one of the biggest problems this site has is that there is a very poor theme pyramid and because of it the the site structure and it's navigation has developed dysfunctionally and it's very confusing to site visitors as well as search engines. One of the web designers has mentioned that Information Architecture is a good process in the redesign of the navigation. Seeing how I've always used theme pyramids to design a sites structure I just making sure that I'm not off on my judgement. I guess I'm coming to ...