University of Wisconsin–Madison

Information Organization

Organize all of the stuff at the Information School

You are motivated to arrange things. You are fascinated by ways of organizing. You are curious about how organizational and labeling systems make data and information accessible and useful.

If this describes you, then you are a great fit with the Organization of Information Concentration at the iSchool.

 image of a female student seated in class, using a tablet computer(Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

The challenge of organizing and arranging access to information remains a core area of concern in the information professions. It is also an area of exciting change and employment growth as technological advancements, user expectations and available information products constantly shift.

Suggested coursework for concentration in organization of information concentration:

  • Metadata and XML
  • Linked Data
  • Cataloging
  • Database Design and Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design/Project Management
  • Digital Collections & Curation
  • Digital Humanities Analytics

For a list of recommended courses by concentration, see:  iSchool Course Planning by Concentration and Emphasis


Potential Careers Include:

Organization of information specialists find careers across all types of institutions including in library, archive, government, non-profit and start up and corporate settings.

  • Metadata Specialist
  • Linked Data Development
  • Cataloger/Classifier
  • Database Design/Management
  • Taxonomy Developer
  • Intranet Manager
  • Digital Asset Management