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Melanie Feinberg

Associate Faculty Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Degrees:

Melanie has a BA with Honors in Humanities from Stanford University, a MIMS (Master's of Information Management and Systems) from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Information Science from the University of Washington.

Bio:

Melanie is a classificationist: her research interests center on the theory, design, and evaluation of systems for organizing information. Such /organizational schemes/ provide a structure through which both physical objects, such as printed documents, items in a museum, or the animal kingdom, and intellectual objects, such as ideas or concepts, are described, grouped, and related. Organizational schemes take various names and forms, including taxonomies, ontologies, metadata schemas, and information architectures. Melanie's work involves investigating the conceptual basis of such schemes and using that conceptual understanding to propose new design possibilities, new work processes, and new criteria for evaluation.

Before commencing her graduate education, Melanie worked in the field of technical communication, holding positions as a writer, editor, and content strategist at such companies as Apple Computer, IDG Books Worldwide, Scient, and PeopleSoft.

 

Year Semester Course
2012 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2012 Spring INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2011 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2011 Fall INF 380E Perspectives on Information
2011 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science
2011 Spring INF 385U Digital Media Collections
2010 Fall INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science
2010 Fall INF 384C Organizing Information
2010 Spring INF 384C Organizing Information
2010 Spring INF 385U Digital Media Collections
2009 Fall INF 384E Descriptive Cataloging and Metadata
2009 Fall INF 384C Organizing Information
2009 Spring INF 384C Organizing Information
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