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Essential SharePoint 2010: Overview, Governance, and Planning by Mauro Cardarelli, Susan Hanley, Scott Jamison

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Chapter 5. Planning Your Information Architecture

Information architecture (IA) is a strategy and plan for information delivery and access. It describes how information managed in SharePoint will be organized and how users will navigate through the environment. A library catalog is a classic example of information architecture. Content is assigned to one or more topic headings (for example, Fiction or Mystery) but also has additional properties, such as Author Name, Title, Publishing Date, and Publisher. Another example is an online music library that stores metadata such as Genre, Artist, Song, and Publisher. In an online catalog, content can be accessed or queried using any one, or often several, metadata values.

Your information architecture ...

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