Columbia University offers a Master of Science degree program in Information and Knowledge Strategy, designed to prepare knowledge practitioners to plan and lead knowledge and information services, improve collaboration and networks, and create innovative knowledge products. KMWorld brought this news to us, and it was of particular interest because of its potential contribution to knowledge management in general.

Knowledge management impacts our daily lives in ways we might never fathom. It is important to remember that well-built taxonomies are the core of successful knowledge management. Without the purpose-built taxonomy, the language of the knowledge contributor (for instance, an author, scientist, or knowledge worker) and the language of the knowledge user (for instance, a customer) will typically fail to be bridged. “If you can’t find it, it might as well not be there.”

Melody K. Smith

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