How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web

Wiliam Denton has put together a facet-map howto:

“This paper will attempt to bridge the gap by giving procedures and advice on all the steps involved in making a faceted classification and putting it on the web. Web people will benefit by having a rigorous seven-step process to follow for creating faceted classifications, and librarians will benefit by understanding how to store such a classification on a computer and make it available on the web. The paper is meant for both webmasters and information architects who do not know a lot about library and information science, and librarians who do not know a lot about building databases and web sites.”

More on Facetmaps on the facetmap.com site.

Personal Knowledge Mapping And The Concept Of Data Emergence

“Any Web site should become nothing more than a set of raw data feeds while knowledge workers would be provided with a personal software tool that would allow to: 1) maintain a database of personal information. 2) selectively share that data with anybody I choose. 3) autodiscover new sources of content. 4) completely control how I view and interact with the content sources I’ve chosen. This is the right approach.” In other words, “Content providers should not be trying to guess how I want to interact with their information. They should just be providing the information. I will customize my experience as I see fit.”