I just found out that the School of Information Management and Systems at Berkeley is changing its name to simply the School of Information, or “iSchool.” It’s a better name — I don’t think anyone had a good grasp of what “information management and systems” meant, while its new name implies a more expansive charter, understanding the nature of information and how it shapes society. It also makes it more directly comparable with other information schools at Michigan, Washington, Texas, and so on.
- The State of the iSchool: A response from an unarmed alum by David Schlossberg
- What’s in a name? Berkeley becomes an iSchool by Andrew Dillon, dean of the iSchool at UT