When you hear the word cataloging, does your mind go to the library like mine? Cataloging information at the local library isn’t that much different from what major corporations are capable of doing today. Organizations can take advantage of the latest data cataloging technology to bring users closer to a complete view of information. This interesting topic came to us from Upside in their article, “Data Cataloging Comes of Age.

Most organizations today face challenges as they accumulate volumes of data on premises and in the cloud. How do they begin to locate what’s valuable, sensitive, or relevant when the time comes, and in an expedited manner?

This is where a data catalog or metadata repository comes in. The increasing volume and variety of data makes data catalogs very beneficial and sought after these days. An up-to-date, comprehensive data catalog can make it easier for users to collaborate on data because it offers agreed-upon data definitions they can use to organize related data and build analytics models.

Indexing data against a strong thesaurus or taxonomy makes finding data easier and the information more relevant. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

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