Indexing is important regardless of the content, type, volume, or location. That was made even clearer to me when I found this article about a small county courthouse indexing their documents into digital archives for safety in lieu of disasters or identity fraud. Of course we are all for digitizing content for ease in findability as well, but the reality of it hit home when I realized that this article, which I found on Google News, was about a small town just a few miles from my hometown. In fact, my sister lives in this particular town.

This is another example of how small the internet has made our worlds and the importance of findability, both in content and news. A solid document storage system includes proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy. This increases the findability of data. And what is the point of indexing data if you can’t find it? 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.