Livia Labate | 2 Jan 15:49 2004

[Sigia-l] Knowledge Map of Information Science: Issues, Principles, Implications

Knowledge Map of Information Science:
Issues, Principles, Implications
http://hw.haifa.ac.il/human/hebrew/ISMapWeb.htm

The study explores the theoretical foundations of information science (IS).
It is aimed at developing a comprehensive, systematic, and scientifically
valid knowledge map of the information science knowledge domain, and
grounding it on a solid theoretical basis.

The study's objective is to reach consensus among the participants or to
sharpen disagreements. To neutralize biases, I will cite the responses
anonymously during the study. However, I will reveal the names of the cited
participants and resources in future publications.

The international panel will include more than 40 leading scholars in the
field of IS. Each panel member should (1) be an expert and (2) be a scholar
in the field of IS; and (3) hold a doctorate in IS, or have refereed
publications in IS.

The study will map the IS research and theoretical foci as perceived by the
prominent members of the IS academic community who will participate in the
panel.

Among the various issues that the panel will discuss are the following.
(1) The conception/s of IS;
(2) The interrelations of IS and related fields (e.g., library science, and
computer science);
(3) The classification of IS knowledge domain into its key facets;
(4) The disciplines that establish the theoretical foundations of IS (e.g.,
anthropology, communication, computer science, economics, linguistics,
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courtney.crowell | 2 Jan 17:15 2004

[Sigia-l] Courtney Crowell/ECommerce/USR/FTU is out of the office.


I will be out of the office starting  01/02/2004 and will not return until
01/20/2004.

I will be out of the office from Friday, January 2nd through Monday,
January 19th. I will return to the office on Tuesday, January 20th. Should
you need IA assistance, please contact Samantha Bailey by email, or by
phone ( 704-715-3759). Otherwise, I will respond to all emails upon my
return.

Happy New Year!

~Courtney

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Joe Sokohl | 3 Jan 13:39 2004

[Sigia-l] List Activity?

Hi all,

FYI, the last time I received a digest was Fri Dec 19, 2003  12:01:02  
US/Eastern....Is it that no one has been writing, or is my ISP screwed 
up?

Thanks,

joe
Joe Sokohl
Sokohl & Associates
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Technical writing, information architecture, and usability consulting
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+1-804-873-6964 (mobile)

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courtney.crowell | 3 Jan 17:15 2004

[Sigia-l] Courtney Crowell/ECommerce/USR/FTU is out of the office.


I will be out of the office starting  01/02/2004 and will not return until
01/20/2004.

I will be out of the office from Friday, January 2nd through Monday,
January 19th. I will return to the office on Tuesday, January 20th. Should
you need IA assistance, please contact Samantha Bailey by email, or by
phone ( 704-715-3759). Otherwise, I will respond to all emails upon my
return.

Happy New Year!

~Courtney

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Boniface Lau | 3 Jan 18:37 2004
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[Sigia-l] Richard Saul Wurman: The InfoDesign interview


http://www.informationdesign.org/special/wurman_interview.htm

WI> DK: You coined the term 'information architecture' back in 1976 at
WI> the AIA National Convention. Talk a little about the rationale and
WI> process that led to choosing that term. 
WI>
WI> RSW: The common term then was 'information design'. What got
WI> confusing was information design and interior design and
WI> industrial design, at that moment and still today in many and most
WI> people's minds, are about making something look good.  
[...]
WI> Information design was epitomized by which map looked the best -
WI> not which took care of a lot of parallel systemic parts. That is
WI> what I thought 'architecture' did and was a clearer word that had
WI> to do with systems that worked and performed.  

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Ruth Kaufman | 4 Jan 22:02 2004

Re: [Sigia-l] Richard Saul Wurman: The InfoDesign interview

> WI> Information design was epitomized by which map looked the best -
> WI> not which took care of a lot of parallel systemic parts. That is
> WI> what I thought 'architecture' did and was a clearer word that had
> WI> to do with systems that worked and performed.

My $0.02:
I agree that 'information architecture' deals more with systems than 
with images, a vector more than a raster view, if you will; but I 
disagree with Wurman's characterization of 'information design'. Maps, 
as maps, ought not judged by their aesthetics. I would argue that 
cartography is epitomized by which map signifies the best. We're not 
talking about wallpaper or screen savers. Maps, charts, graphs, tables 
and the like are not (usually) created for viewing pleasure, but are 
vehicles for information. They need not "look good" any more than they 
need sound or taste good. They do, however, need to mean something, and 
the quality of a map can be measured by its effectiveness in imparting 
the information with which its markings have been imbued.

Happy new year!
Ruth

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William Denton | 5 Jan 05:42 2004
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[Sigia-l] Essay about making faceted classifications

Facets come up a lot on the list, so I thought I'd mention that I've
posted on my web site an essay I wrote for library school last year: "How
to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web."  Time and space
limitations kept me from going into examples for the put-it-on-the-web
part, but I talk about some general things to consider, and I do go into
detail about how to make a faceted system.

	http://www.miskatonic.org/library/facet-web-howto.html

Cheers,

Bill
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david | 6 Jan 01:27 2004

[Sigia-l] IA Opportunities in Wilmington, DE

Hello IA Community

Back in November I posted the following opportunity and many of you
responded and some of you were hired. Thanks for the great response.

Previous Post: "I am tasked with hiring and managing a group of 6-10 IA,
Business Analyst, and Customer Experience/Usability consultants for a long
term engagement in Wilmington Delaware.

Anyone interested please contact me directly as soon as possible."

We have hired 8 but we are still looking for two more people to round out
this team. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks.

David Tinsley
david <at> ifinc.com

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Sam Phillips | 6 Jan 10:57 2004

[Sigia-l] Vacancy: fixed-term 1-year contract for an IA, Oxford UK, IRO £35-40K (UKP)


Apolgies for posting this again, but wanted to catch people who may not have
seen it during the break.

I've also had a few people asking me if I am still looking, so thought I'd
let people know our timetable which is now clearer than it was in December.

If you'd like to apply please do so before lunchtime on Friday 9th.

We'll be using the next week to set up interviews, which will start the week
commencing the 19th. (I'll be in the US the week of the 12th, it turns out,
making interviewing here that week a challenge ...!)

Cheers

Sam

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Phillips [mailto:Sam.Phillips <at> ingenta.com]
Sent: 23 December 2003 4:23 pm
To: sigia-l <at> asis.org
Subject: Vacancy: fixed-term 1-year contract for an IA, Oxford UK, IRO
£35-40K (UKP)

Hello everyone,

We are looking for an Information Architect to join an expanding IA team
based in our busy and friendly centrally-located Oxford office. We can offer
you a good mix of both interesting and challenging work across the full IA
project life-cycle, and the opportunity to tackle some complex usability
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Geert Allegaert | 6 Jan 11:20 2004

[Sigia-l] Brussels IA Cocktail Hour


This is of interest to IA/ID/UX folks in and around Belgium, plus those
visiting Brussels later this month. 

What: Brussels IA Cocktail Hour (the first one)
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 from 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm (or later) 
Where: Ultieme Hallucinatie, rue Royale/Koningsstraat 316, 1210 Brussels
How to get there: Subway/metro Botanique/Kruidtuin, take the rue Royale
and walk about 200 meter in the direction of Schaarbeek till you meet a
green building on your left
Topic: Social gathering/networking/arouse interest for more formal
meetings in the future

More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IACocktailHourBrussels/

Please pass this message along to anyone you know in the area who is
interested. I hope to see you there, and I'd appreciate a message if you
intend to come.

Geert Allegaert

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08 91, mobile +32 499 39 92 46 Minding the user throughout -- visit us
at http://www.namahn.com.
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