Here is my list of resources to stay up to date if you are into information architecture. I haven’t included all the general UX lists, these are fairly specific for ia, metadata and search and such. Add your own to the comments and I’ll add them to this list.
I am especially trying to include not-well-known but useful resources.
Must have’s: don’t miss these 2:
Mailing lists for discussion:
- Sigia-L: the original IA list, and still good, although some people unsibscribed because of occasional noise and nastyness. I still find it very valuable.
- AIfIA Members: members only list similar to Sigia-L, but definitely worth the AIfIA subscription fee.
- IA-CMS: low volume, focused on IA for CMS.
- Faceted classification list. Active on and off.
- Searchloggers: low volume but specialized.
- Gavilan Research metadata newsletter. Example: September 2004.
- The Rockley Bulletin. Example.
- AIfIA announce: announcements around AIfIA.
- Finders list at findability.org. Not many posts yet, but I included it because it is totally on topic here.
- New thinking newsletter, by Gerry McGovern. Example.
- (Sorry about the plug.) My own announcements list.
Blogs and RSS feeds. I only included blogs that are almost only about IA, or the list would be endless. I didn’t include any of the numerous library blogs.
- IASlash: IA blog. RSS
- Bloug: Lou Rosenfelds blog. RSS
- Peter Morville’s blog. No known RSS feed.
- Searchtools blog. Ugly but useful.
- IAWiki Recent changes: Keep track of what’s new on the IA wiki. RSS
Want more? More mailing lists and newsletters on the IAWiki (most of the ones here are also there, but not all).