The demand for knowledge management has broadened the use of taxonomies, as well as the opportunities for taxonomists to apply their skills.

These thoughts come from the Editor’s Summary of the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Our own Marjorie M.K. Hlava served as the Special Section Guest Editor, and many of Access Innovations’ customers also contributed articles.

Taxonomies have become an important resource in many areas of research, development, and business. This is no surprise to those of us in the “biz”, but is still exciting to witness. We know that true findability can be achieved only when you index against a solid, standards-based taxonomy.

Melody K. Smith

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