SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: RE: RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
RE: RE: RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
From: Phill_at_Systems Design (Phill_at_Systems)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 15:58:42 EDT
I quite agree with Eric on this. No one seems to have a corner on this
market with regards to skills, conceptually or otherwise. Any program for
IA, I believe, would include all Erics stuff, Gordon's stuff, and probably
systems concepts, semiotics, and a wide range of conceptional frameworks.
But this is doable - not easy - but doable, in the same way that we get
things done in spite of the fact that our discipline is a little
ill-defined. As for tool-based programs, the vendors seem to do a fairly
goos job on this front. I, for one, am perfectly happy to let them do it.
From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: RE: RE: SIGIA-L: certification?
As a writer and information architect, I certainly don't want to be judged
on how fast I type or whether I can remember the keyboard shortcuts in
Visio! And I don't particularly want to be told WHICH tools I have to use
As far as training in library science is concerned, well fine, but why not
business and marketing skills, or information storage and retrieval
techniques? After all, IA is more than just cataloging and indexing - it's
also about defining WHAT you are going to index, WHY you want to index it
and FOR WHOM.
Quite honestly, I don't think the librarians have a lock on this area any
more than the computer science people, or the marketers - all of these
disciplines come together in IA and must be given equal time.
Cross-Border Communications A/S
>perhaps the certifications should be geared toward 'tools' that IA's
>use...various software tools that assist in day-to-day tasks...and why not
>some training in library sciences?
>actually, UW just created an undergrad major in INFORMATICS...more info @
>http://www.ischool.washington.edu/informatics/. it sounds like a pretty
>cole & weber
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