Ia is orthogonal to other disciplines

Information architects can be easy to mistake for domain experts in other verticals, because part of our skillset is being able to understand a new domain, deeply and quickly. Our expertise is not that of any vertical, though, it’s systems thinking, information behavior, and knowledge organization.

One of the things this makes us good at is applying new frameworks or approaches to an area.

Q: What was the paper from LIS 500 about how librarianship was orthogonal to other disciplines? It used the example that you want an actor to play a doctor on E.R., not a doctor.