Content tagged with "information-architecture"

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Book Review
January 1, 2019
148

“This book was not what I expected. I thought I was getting a book on information organization and architecture…but that’s not what this is. This is an art book. It’s a collection of the ways people…”

Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age
Book Review
April 30, 2017
59

“Enjoyable bio of Paul Otlet. Covers the intersection between his desire to index information, and his belief that this would promote world peace. He was a very political librarian, it turns out.”

Classification Made Simple
Reading List
Book Review
March 29, 2014
111

“A solid introduction to classification, cataloging, indexing, and organization structures. It’s a textbook, so some of it gets necessarily academic. I enjoyed the emphasis on history. Raganathan is…”

Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss
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Book Review
April 10, 2017
104

“incredibly well-researched look back at an obscure attempt to catalog scientific papers. Herbert Field was a man driven by a dream, but frustrated at every turn. This isn’t a success story, but it’s…”

Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization
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Book Review
November 3, 2016
99

“Incredibly dense book about library organization and cataloging systems. It’s good, but would take about three readings (with a group) to really plumb the depths of it. The key takeaway for me was:…”

Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything
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Book Review
September 30, 2014
204

“I am an unabashed fan of ‘Information Architecture for the World Wide Web,’ which Morville wrote with Lou Rosenfeld. A few years ago, I read ‘Ambient Findability’ from Morville and was deeply…”

Introduction To Information Behaviour
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Book Review
March 31, 2018
85

“Excellent book on how people interact with information, all the way from the identification of a deficit (‘I should know this.’) through skimming, detailed analysis, and reinforcement. Very conceptual…”

The Knowledge Graph Cookbook
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Book Review
January 24, 2022
217

“An eclectic introduction to the idea of a knowledge graph. My only gripe is that you have to wait until about halfway through the book to figure out what a knowledge graph is, in specific nuts and…”

Typologies and Taxonomies: An Introduction to Classification Techniques
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Book Review
May 5, 2017
114

“I’m not rating this because I didn’t understand it, and I don’t think I was the audience for it. I was approaching it as something for editors and content managers, but this is a book for…”