The content management and storage side of the media business is not without its challenges, and one of the greatest is to prove their need to exist. This interesting information came from an unlikely source in Sports Video and their article, “SCMS Forum: Metadata, Taxonomy Strategies Critical to Proving Value of Content Management.”

One way to prove a system’s worth is to put a lot of effort and planning into the relatively mundane but very important areas of metadata and taxonomy. For some organizations it is even more of a challenge because they do not have the staff or the resources to dedicate to a robust metadata and taxonomy workflow.

However, when it comes to classifying anything, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

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