A multi-faceted view: Use of facet analysis in the practice of website organization and access

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Abstract

In 2001, information architects and knowledge management specialists charged with designing websites and access to corporate knowledge bases seemingly re-discovered a legacy form of information organization and access: faceted analytico-synthetic theory (FAST). Instrumental in creating new and different ways for people to engage with the digital content of the Web, the members of this group have clearly recognized that faceted approaches have the potential to improve access to information on the web. Some of these practitioners explicitly use the forms and language of FAST, while others seem to mimic the forms implicitly (Adkisson, 2003). The focus of this ongoing research study is two-fold. First, access and organizational structures in a stratified random sample of 200 DMOZ websites were examined for evidence of the use of FAST. Second, in the context of unstructured interviews, the understanding and use of FAST among a group of eighteen practitioners is uncovered. This is a preliminary report of the website component capture and interview phases of this research study. Future work will involve formalizing a set of feature guidelines drawn from the initial phases of this research study. Preliminary observations will be drawn from the first phase of this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKnowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society - Proceedings of the 9th International ISKO Conference
PublisherInternational Society for Knowledge Organization
Pages359-366
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3899135237, 9783899135237
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on International Society for Knowledge Organization, ISKO 2006 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 4 2006Jul 7 2006

Publication series

NameAdvances in Knowledge Organization
Volume10
ISSN (Print)0938-5495

Other

Other9th International Conference on International Society for Knowledge Organization, ISKO 2006
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/4/067/7/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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    La Barre, K. (2006). A multi-faceted view: Use of facet analysis in the practice of website organization and access. In Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society - Proceedings of the 9th International ISKO Conference (pp. 359-366). (Advances in Knowledge Organization; Vol. 10). International Society for Knowledge Organization.