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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See some short videos that are part of a course on Information Architecture taught by Bob Boiko at the University of Washington:
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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 2016 holiday card. Ice on American Hornbeam trees in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Joseph Busch (December 17, 2016).
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
- Designing for Values Based Information Seeking
Vivian Bliss, Joseph Busch, Madonnalisa Chan and Susan Golden, Taxonomy Strategies at the IA Summit in Vancouver, BC on March 25, 2017.
- NASA Taxonomy: A Way to Unify the NASA Information Space
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies at the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter on Friday January 20, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 pm.
- The Taxonomy Lens: Amid Change, a Key Support for Content and Marketing [PDF]
Ari Kramer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies, at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference in Boston, MA on November 30, 2016, 8:30-9:30 am.
- Conducting Taxonomy Validation: Healthcare Example [PDF]
- KOS Design for Healthcare Decision-making Based on Consumer Criteria and User Stories [PDF]
Paper [PDF]. Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies with Vivian Bliss presented at the 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen on October 15, 2016.
Archive of presentations from previous years.