April 12, 2011 – Information architecture is on the forefront lately, whether we realize it or not. The history-making revolts against Middle Eastern governments has spurred massive amounts of data, and confusion.

Larry Lempert’s latest blogpost, “A Diverse Universe: Information Architecture at BNA” was the inspiration for this piece. In the middle of chaos, how do you ensure findablity of your data? With the Internet’s “free” information, users are relying on professionals less and less. How do you provide valuable content in this climate?

Findability is something we know a little about and Lempert’s musings ring true. Machine assisted indexing against a solid custom taxonomy is the key to any document management system, and successful findability. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies. 

Melody K. Smith

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