Building IA Means Building Local Groups

“The IA profession is growing, but a large proportion of IAs still work in relative isolation. Few organizations can boast an internal IA practice, so many rely on individual contractors – IAs who have to work on their own. Even companies with IAs on staff often lack managers who understand and care about information architecture. (…) But local groups are more than just a nice thing to have – they’re the key to the future. Building IA as a profession requires building IAs as professionals. This process happens one person at a time.” (Stacy Merrill Surla – ASIS&T Bulletin Dec 2006 – Jan 2007)

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