When the first edition of this book was published, we couldn’t have included this appendix; there were few (if any) books, sites, and communities dedicated to information architecture. Now there are far too many to include them all.
And by the time this book finds its way into your hands, some of these resources will have been superseded by better competitors, some will have gone the way of all flesh, and some will have morphed into entirely different resources. URLs will change too, but enough excuses. This is a reasonable snapshot of what we feel are the most essential information architecture resources as of summer 2002.
Another caveat: we said that these are what we feel are essential. This is a subjective selection, by no means comprehensive in coverage. For each topic we’ve listed the few items that we think are the best or most appropriate. That means we’ve had to leave out some great stuff, and to those responsible for those resources, please accept our apologies in advance. When we could, we took into account others’ views of what’s essential, but what you’ll find here is the information architecture resources we would take to that proverbial desert island. Your mileage will, of course, vary.
Typically, people are the best source of information, especially on a fairly new topic. And the best places to find people who know about a topic are the communities that are organized around that topic.
There are ongoing discussions on whether ...