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:...
We know how complex it is to build classification schemes, taxonomies and other information governance tools because we do it too.
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.
At Synercon, we managed a speedy re-platform because we had all the knowledge needed to build a new information architecture in SharePoint.
We combined existing knowledge and toolsets build an intelligent automation platform for records and information management.
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.
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.
With so many standards to choose from, it’s essential to understand the types of metadata standards and their purpose.
Without defined rules, descriptive metadata becomes subjective and results in ambiguous language.
Our challenge is harnessing language as a tool for describing information resources with consistency and precision.
Little is said about the theory and discipline of building classification schemes beyond their search and retrieval function.
Five good reasons to invest in specialist software for building taxonomies or metadata, instead of using a spreadsheet.