Mental maps of information

Do you have mental maps? In the InfoToday, Searcher article, "Mapping the Information Landscape", Marylaine Block tells you why information maps are important, using her mental maps of a library collection as a guide to help you design or expand yours.

    They're kind of like those anatomy illustrations in an encyclopedia, with multiple see-through plastic overlays that one can superimpose on the outline of the human form. Which map we use will be determined by the kind of questions we're answering.

    Why is it worth identifying our mental maps and thinking about them? To remind ourselves when we get bogged down in a question, that we can reorient ourselves to a different map and a different strategy for finding answers.

More of Marylaine's maps on her site.