M Natarajan


This article aims to address the concept of information architecture as a way of visualizing and describing the various information assets and the interaction of these assets within the library and information centre. The architecture would include the different types like information architecture, process architecture, product architecture and technical architecture. The technical architecture would include the hardware, software, networking, access mechanism, intranet and extranet and interroperability for knowledge sharing. Process architecture would include checking the copyright (digital rights), data validation for making the e-content to be available in the knowledge repositories, etc. The importance of library professional will be highlighted in the context of information architecture for the creation of knowledge repositories.


Keywords: Information architecture, Knowledge management, Knowledge repositories, knowledge sharing, digital rights management, knowledge assets.

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