Taxonomy - what's in the name? The term Taxonomy is used widely used across a range of contexts and depending on which discipline you follow you will encounter multiple definitions. According to Wikipedia, the word taxonomy finds its roots in the Greek language:...
It’s hard to build a classification scheme that stands the test of time. Those that persist do so because they meet the collective needs of the organisation.
A short but useful guide, defining some of the common terminology used when describing classification schemes.
There is both art and science in creating classification schemes. The starting point is understanding the needs of your organisation.
Managing metadata and developing taxonomies is easy! And so it is – when you are working within a confined context.
When major systems fail, poor governance is often cited as the reason. Dig in and you’ll find taxonomy and data/metadata quality is a factor.
Little is said about the theory and discipline of building classification schemes beyond their search and retrieval function.
The info genome is a documented map of your entire organisation that grows as knowledge about information assets is gathered.