Managing Information for the Knowledge Economy Series
Series Editor: Angela Abell
environments for purpose
edited by Alan Gilchrist
© The compilation: Alan Gilchrist and Barry Mahon, 2004
© The articles: the contributors, 2004
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Managing Information in the Knowledge Economy is a unique new series
that provides current thinking and practice relevant to the management
of information in knowledge-based organizations.
Editors and contributors
A brief history of information architecture
Barry Mahon and Alan Gilchrist
Part 1 The design environment 1
Preface to Part 1 3
1 Developing an information model for information- and
knowledge-based organizations 5
2 Document, information, data, content
How to model information? 27
3 Developing a scalable information architecture