A web site focused on collecting and managing personal information, from the U of Washington I-School, with some help from Msft. I haven’t compared their publications list with our syllabus to see if there’s any overlap.
Keeping Found Things Found
“The classic problem of information retrieval, simply put, is to help people find the relatively small number of things they are looking for (books, articles, web pages, CDs, etc.) from a very large set of possibilities. This classic problem has been studied in many variations and has been addressed through a rich diversity of information retrieval tools and techniques.
A follow-on problem also exists which has received relatively less study: once found, how are things organized for re-access and re-use later on? ”