Learning to be an Information Architect

Wusteman, Judith (2013) Learning to be an Information Architect. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 54 (1). pp. 162-172. ISSN 07485786

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This article describes a recently introduced module at University College Dublin School of Information and Library Studies (SILS), entitled Information Architecture: Designing the Web. The module provides students with a realistic experience of how information architects apply their skills to produce usable web sites, via a project to produce a documented Virtual Research Environment for information architecture researchers. The article discusses the importance of both information architecture and Virtual Research Environments to LIS education and explains how the module achieves its aims. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Journal of Education for Library & Information Science is the property of Association for Library & Information Science Education and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Wusteman, Judith 1; Email Address: Judith.wusteman@ucd.ie; Affiliation: 1: UCD School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; Source Info: Spring2013, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p162; Subject Term: INFORMATION architecture; Subject Term: INFORMATION science -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: WEBSITES; Subject Term: ACTIVITY programs in education; Subject Term: DUBLIN (Ireland); Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: case study; Author-Supplied Keyword: information architecture; Author-Supplied Keyword: learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: usability; Author-Supplied Keyword: Virtual Research Environment; Company/Entity: UNIVERSITY College, Dublin; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519130 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals; Number of Pages: 11p; Illustrations: 3 Diagrams; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 4793
Uncontrolled Keywords: INFORMATION architecture; INFORMATION science -- Study & teaching; WEBSITES; ACTIVITY programs in education; DUBLIN (Ireland); IRELAND; case study; learning; usability; Virtual Research Environment; UNIVERSITY College, Dublin
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 08:42
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3878

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