A strong taxonomy is critical to the success a digital asset management (DAM) system and it requires hands-on care and updates regardless of its age. CMS Wire brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “5 Signs Your Taxonomy Needs a DAM Update.”

Whether you constructed your taxonomy six months ago or six years ago, it might be time for a change. As your taxonomy decays, it can exact a painful tax on your organization’s brand consistency, efficiency and engagement with DAM. Taxonomies provide the structure for both organization and search in your DAM system. It is important to review each section of the structure to make sure it’s still relevant, and archive anything that is no longer useful.

New features are released all the time for DAM systems. If your system is lacking these special bells and whistles, it might behoove you to explore new options.

At the end of the day, your DAM system needs to make content findable and, that happens with a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.