Introduction to Information and Knowledge Access Systems (IKAs). Istud151. Introduction to Information and Knowledge Access Systems. IKAS : provide access to information resources facilitating learning, research, innovation, problem solving and decision making.
1- Digital Libraries .
2- Content Management Systems.
3- Data Collections.
4- Knowledge Management Systems.
Aspects related to the scope of IKAs :
Information about the user community is also usually part of the IKAs.
This is stored in the form of 'user profiles'.
These profiles may be built and maintained automatically or manually.
1- The back-end.
2- Front-end .
3- The user.
Further decomposition of IKA .
Ex : books and journals in a conventional library, full-text articles in an e-journal, a video movie or lecture, an audio song or lecture, etc.
Ex : the library catalogue, OPAC systems, user profiles (user is the information object in this case).