Title Index



The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information. G. Miller. From: Psychological Review. 63:2, 81-97 (1956)
The span of absolute judgment and the span of immediate memory impose severe limitations on the amount of information that we are able to receive, process, and remember. The process of recoding is a very important one in human psychology and deserves much more explicit attention than it has received.
Note: See Larson, Kevin and Mary Czerwinski. Web Page Design: Implications of Memory, Structure and Scent for Information Retrieval.

Managing Complexity in a Distributed Digital Library. Ian H. Witten and et al. From: Computer Magazine. 74-79 (February 1999)
With multiple collections, languages and media, digital libraries are becoming more difficult to maintain and develop. Researchers have developed a software architecture that deals with this complexity which dynamically handles additions of collections in different locations, manages interfaces to many collections in many languages and accommodates radically different search engines.

MAPA: A System for Inducing and Visualizing Hierarchy in Websites. David Durand and Paul Kahn. From: Proceedings of the Ninth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia. (June 20-24, 1998)
The MAPA system provides improved navigation facility for web sites. It extracts a hierarchical structure from an arbitrary web site, with some minimal user assistance, and creates an interactive map of that site that can be used for orientation and navigation.
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Mapping Hypertext: The Analysis, Organization, and Display of Knowledge for the Next Generation of On-Line Text and Graphics. Robert E. Horn. (1990)
This book addresses one of the major problems of writing for the web -- how to chunk, organize, and sequence your writing. It is an introduction to the author's method of "Information Mapping," which is the most widely taught method of technical writing in the world, taught to over 20,000 writers per year.

Marc Rettig's Writings. Marc Rettig.
A collection of the author's published essays and conference presentations, on the topics of information architecture, usability and ethnography.

Measuring the Impact of Your Web Site. Robert W. Buchanan and Charles Lukaszewski. (1997)
This book offers in-depth advice and guidelines on benchmarking, measuring, and managing a productive web site. Extensive case studies from over 50 pioneer companies, including Chrysler, Federal Express, and 3M, illustrate how this valuable methodology works in real corporate settings.

Metadata for a Corporate Intranet. Kelly Doran. From: Online. 23:1, 43-50 (January 1999)
This article is a case study of the Weyerhaeuser Library corporate intranet development. It involves their conception of the idea, the scope of the project, tools they used and the meta data and controlled vocabularies behind the development.

A Method for Evaluating the Organization of Content of a Web Site. Sharon L. Smith, Karen Angelli, and Dennis Wixom. From: Common Ground. 8:2 (May 1998)
This article describes an objective, structured method for evaluating how well different category schemes help people find information. It presents a case study of the applications of the method to an existing web site.

Modern Database Management. Fred R. McFadden, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, and Mary B. Prescott. 5th ed. (1998)
This introductory text provides a solid foundation in the theories surrounding relational databases, as well as real-world applications.

Multitrees: Enriching and Reusing Hierarchical Structure. George W. Furnas and Jeff Zacks. From: Proceedings of the CHI 1994 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (April 24-28, 1994)
This paper introduces multitrees, a new type of structure for representing information. These multitrees have subtrees, which both together provide a graphical representation of the hierarchy in the system.
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Must Search Stink? Paul R. Hagen. From: The Forrester Report. (June 2000)
As sites swell to thousands of pages and products, search becomes essential, but on most sites search fails five critical tests. Fixing this problem requires appropriate technology, tagged content and goal-focused interfaces.
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