At the recent 2017 Information Architecture Summit in Chicago, Illinois, our own Bob Kasenchak shared his presentation titled Taxonomic Irony Or: What I Think About When I Think About Taxonomies (Including A Meta-Taxonomy).”

Bob discussed different types of taxonomies and how information professionals go about tackling organizing data. It turns out that organizing pages on a website for navigation and organizing hundreds of thousands of pieces of content for discovery are deeply related but extraordinarily different activities.

Increasingly, though, information architects are required and/or assumed to have competency across the various types of taxonomies.

Bob Kasenchak is the Director of Business Development at Access Innovations. Bob has led taxonomy development and other projects for JSTOR, McGraw-Hill, Wolters Kluwer, the American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE), Engineering Research Education (ERE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Thesaurus (MSHT). Bob’s full presentation can be viewed here.

Melody K. Smith

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