When you hear content rulebook, you might think of a sports game playbook and you might not be that far off. This interesting topic came to us from KMWorld in their article, “What Is a Content Rulebook?

Content rulebooks are a collection of tools that can be used to document the details about the objects that are being managed in a system – an archive of sorts.

Because users care about more than just what it is, it is important to give them information about how things are managed and grouped, how they are defined, how they are related to each other and how they are described. Wait, isn’t that a taxonomy?

Yes, and also attributions and relationships and… well, you get the point. Terminology is important, but understanding is even more critical. If using words like taxonomy and attribution schema doesn’t connect with your clients, consider using content rulebook.

Melody K. Smith

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