Ambient Findability

Peter Morville wrote the book Ambient Findability in 2005. The online link is:  http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com/0596007655 on the Rice campus. I wish I would have found it in 2005, but I didn't! I just saw the author's name on a whiteboard this week. I feel that I'm coming a little late to the party, but it is a fascinating book about trying to explain how people find their way through an age of information overload. The subtitle of the book is: What We Find Changes Who We Become. I find this a truly intriguing statement. In part, because I am a librarian, and we are taught about the real power of Serendipity and in part, because of my strong interest in the history of scientific communcation. What scientists find when they do research, colors what they discover, and how they think. So, the larger question for me is: how do we help researchers to find things in an ever-increasing age of information? This is a topic I'm going to be thinking about for a while!

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About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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