One of the important features of this FIA website is its role as a hub for the widely diverse interests of our community that revolve around information in some way. The pages below by “FIA Curators” offer diverse windows into various trends, challenges and opportunities related to the future of information.
Please send us ideas for the topics you would like to see here and for curators to organize them.
by Ronald Yaros
Certain structures for online content enhance your interest in and understanding of complex information. Another challenge is structuring complex information for your mobile device.
Interaction Design and Children (IDC)
by Allison Druin
How we transform that connection that children have with information rests in the new technologies we are building every day. This area of Interaction Design and Children (IDC) is concerned with how new mobile, social, and digitally expansive technologies can bring children closer to their learning experiences.
Looking Forward at Libraries and Librarianship
by Maggie Saponaro
Libraries, particularly those in academic institutions were once regarded as storehouses of information, and librarians were seen as gatekeepers to that same information. The roles of libraries and librarians have changed radically due to advances in technology, but they will continue to be relevant and necessary in the information age.
Old News in New Times – Newspapers Growing in Emerging Economies
by Sindhu Manjesh
The obituary for newspapers has long been written in the Western world, but there’s proof of life elsewhere. Printed newspapers are flourishing in emerging economies, with India leading the charge.