January 17, 2011 – We all know that one of the biggest hurdles in implementing an effective content management application is to establish a usable metadata model. It is a waste of time to have a repository of data that users cannot search to access information. Building a strong foundation – taxonomy — to index against makes your data truly findable and usable.

We found this information on CMSWire in their article, “The Importance of Metadata in Content Management.” Metadata is a set of fields and values used to describe and categorize content and managed objects. Its core responsibility is to search, distribute, access, and retain your information. Ensuring that your metadata model is strong requires standards. This article addresses those standards and is worth your time to read.

Of course, we’re all about standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to manage your content.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.