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Information Spaces

The Architecture of Cyberspace

  • Robert M. Colomb

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About this book

Introduction

Information Spaces: The Architecture of Cyberspace is aimed at students taking information management as a minor in their course as well as those who manage document collections but who are not professional librarians. The first part of this book looks at how users find documents and the problems they have; the second part discusses how to manage the information space using various tools such as classification and controlled vocabularies. It also explores the general issues of publishing, including legal considerations, as well the main issues of creating and managing archives. Supported by exercises and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, the book includes some sample assignments suitable for use with students of this subject. A glossary is also provided to help readers understand the specialised vocabulary and the key concepts in the design and assessment of information spaces.

Keywords

Cyberspace Extensible Markup Language (XML) Hypertext Information retrieval Information science WWW browsing publishing and archiving querying information retrieval systems tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Colomb
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  1. 1.School of Information Technology and Electrical EngineeringThe University of QueenslandAustralia

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