Taxonomies are critical to comprehensive data management. Indexing data against a strong standards-based taxonomy enables effective findability for years to come. However, the work doesn’t stop when the taxonomy is built. KM World brought this topic to us in their article, “Best Practices for Taxonomy Governance.”

To remain relevant and helpful, taxonomies must be maintained. To account for new kinds of data, changes in the world or even within the organization, and experiential lessons, a strategic governance plan is in order.

Taxonomy governance is the set of roles, responsibilities, and processes that need to be put in place to guide the development and use of a taxonomy so that it will remain consistent and cohesive as it evolves over time. The critical part of any data, regardless of type or size, is being able to find the content you are looking for with ease and speed – for as long as possible. Relevance is key.

Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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