Stellar taxonomy management was the topic of conversation at the recent KMWorld Taxonomy Bootcamp event in Washington, D.C. Making searches simple and improving findability was the goal.

We found this on CMSWire in their article, “Taxonomy Building: Tackling the Challenges.” Marjorie M. K. Hlava, President and Chairman of Access Innovations Inc., was one of the featured speakers, providing an introduction to the process of creating a taxonomy.

According to the author, a memorable piece of her presentation was what she saw as a “shift in semantics” around taxonomies. Many organizations now refer to knowledge management and the capture of metadata and taxonomy structures as “knowledge organization systems”. This shift in language is important. While many organizations are struggling with building out their taxonomies, they are learning what and why it is important.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.