July 3, 2006 Peter Morville to Talk About His Book "Ambient Findability" July 20

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: William Sittig (202) 707-5664

Peter Morville, widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture, will discuss his recent book, “Ambient Findability,” at the Library of Congress at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, in the West Dining Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and the Technology Policy Directorate, the event is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

Morville is president and founder of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and strategy consultancy. Information architecture is the structural design of Web sites and intranets that are easy to use, manage and expand.

Morville is also a faculty member at the University of Michigan’s School of Information and co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute.

According to Morville, “Ambient Findability” looks at how people search for information and how they now find their way through a world of information overload. His previous book, which he co-authored with Louis Rosenfeld, “Information Architecture,” was named “Best Internet Book of 1998.” Morville’s work has been featured in many publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. He blogs at www.findability.org External.

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PR 06-143
ISSN 0731-3527