SAA Webinar "Information Architecture" - American College of Surgeons

  • 20 Jun 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 633 N. St. Clair St.


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About the Webinar

How do you improve user experience of the collections and services your program delivers through the Web?

In this course you’ll learn about the methods and tools developed by the Information Architecture (IA) community to support the principles of user-centered design.  Information architecture (IA) is the application of ethnographic research methods to understand the uses of a collection of information objects.  These and the users’ understanding of the information form the basis of an organizing principle for materials and their access interfaces so that we can more easily find and use what we need.

Presenters will review research findings about user interaction with archives and their access interfaces in order to show the relevance of the methods of information architecture introduced during this course; participants will take part in an exercise that demonstrates application. For more information about this webinar, see the course description on the SAA website.


Space is limited to 15 participants, so register quickly!

CAA members: $15

Non-members: $20 (You can easily become a member of CAA first to get the member rate.  Join CAA through the "Join Us" section of our website.)

On-site registration:

CAA members: $20

Non-members: $25

NOTE: For those webinar participants who wish to pursue DAS certification and to take the online exam after the webinar, SAA will charge a separate exam fee of $35.


The webinar will be held at the American College of Surgeons, 633 N. St. Clair St., 26th floor. Please meet in reception area on the floor and Susan will show you through. If you arrive after 6pm please call Susan at 708-612-4493.


Contact host Susan Rishworth by phone at w: 312-202-5270 c: 708-612-4493 or at

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This webinar is sponsored by the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA). CAA is offering a series of webinars from the Society of American Archivists’ Digital Archives Specialist curriculum.  The curriculum and certificate qualifications can be viewed by pointing your Web browser to

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