Tag: digital libraries

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 4)

The Information Architecture and Digital Libraries series is now up to Part 4. The previous three posts have discussed: – The (potential) role of information architecture principles and practices for digital libraries; Understanding the information environment as a key enabler of information architecture implementation, and Defining findability, its role in...

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 3)

“Information Architecture and Digital Libraries Part 2” discussed the importance of understanding the information environment when delivering an information service in a digital space. Information needs inform the three focus areas – context, content and users – of defining an approach to information architecture design for a digital library. Information...

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 2)

For a library that delivers an information service in a digital space firstly requires a comprehensive understanding of the information environment in which it’s situated. It is important to identify information needs from both the user and organisational perspectives. In the case of an engineering technical library, there are also...

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 1)

For my last assignment for the semester, I had chosen to look at information architecture for digital libraries. I suggested a framework, defining each element’s role, relationships between them and arranging them in a way that constitutes a “big picture” of information architecture principles and practice. In a series of...

Defining an IA Framework

I’m going to admit it. I’m struggling with my last (ish) assessment piece for the semester. The reason why is while I have drawn a conceptual framework, I cannot seem to come up with a logical structure in which I can present it in the form of a journal article....