Taxonomy Strategies is based in Washington, DC. Founded by information scientists who met at Metacode Technologies, a start-up company that built the MetaTagger automated categorization solution acquired by Interwoven in 2001, Taxonomy Strategies has been involved in projects for government agencies including development of the content model for the official portal of the U.S. government usa.gov, and for international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund. A third area of leadership has been work on e-commerce merchandising taxonomies to enable cross-selling, up-selling and personalization by category rather than item.
Read Joseph Busch’s Foreword to the Second edition of The Accidental Taxonomist by Heather Hedden.
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Download CMSAdvisor Podcast “Part 2” [MP3] in which Lisa Welchman (WelchmanPierpoint’s Founding Partner) and Joseph Busch (Taxonomy Strategies’ Founder) define the terms “taxonomy” and “metadata”, and provide advice on advancing taxonomy efforts in your organization.
Read about Busch’s golden law of facets, named for Joseph Busch (Taxonomy Strategies’ Founder), described in Steve Papas’ article “The Faceted Navigation and Search Revolution” [PDF] originally published in KM World (April 2006)
Download Taxonomy Strategies 2015 holiday card. Shells, rocks and grasses on Carradale Point in Kintyre, Scotland. Photo by: Joseph Busch (July 8, 2015).
Read The Semantic Puzzle blog post “American Physical Society Taxonomy – Case Study” about Taxonomy Strategies’ work to develop a new faceted classification scheme.
Taxonomy Strategies Presentations
- Seeing Clearly: Using the Taxonomy Lens to Align Your Stuff [Poster]
Ari Kramer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at the IA Summit in Atlanta, GA on May 6-8, 2016.
- What’s SKOS, What’s not, Why and What Should be Done About It [PDF]
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies part of the panel “If You Build It, Will They Come?—A Discussion of Use Cases and Barriers of Using the Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Available as Linked Open Data (LOD)” at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO on November 9, 2015.
- Revisiting Historical Source Information [PDF]
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop in St. Louis, MO on November 7, 2015. Here’s a link to the original 1992 paper “Use of a Relational Database System to Model the Variability of Historical Source Information” [PDF] Joseph Busch. In: Cognitive Paradigms in Knowledge Organization: Second International ISKO Conference. Madras, 26-28 August 1992.
- What’s SKOS, What’s not, Why and What Should be Done About It [PDF].
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at Taxonomy Bootcamp in Washington, DC on November 2, 2015.
- How Have Global Classification Systems Inspired Content organization on the Web [PDF]
Archive of presentations from previous years.