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.
Enterprise DNA is a model for your information governance framework, where metadata provides the building blocks.
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.