Taxonomy Strategies is an information management consultancy that specializes in applying taxonomies, metadata, automatic classification, and other information retrieval technologies to the needs of business.
What is a Taxonomy?
A taxonomy provides the overall scheme for organizing content to solve a business problem such as improving search, browsing for content enterprise-wide, enabling business users to catalog reports or syndicate content, and otherwise providing the basis for effective and efficient content use and re-use.
Taxonomies represent a predefined organizational structure that can cover a range of subjects from general industries or fields of study to the relevant words and terms unique to the business. They are usually arranged hierarchically, reflect general to more specific relationships and show correlations between subject areas.
Taxonomies also help to provide an optimized map or information architecture that allows users to intuitively navigate content, or directs users to the content the site owner wants them to see.
“For a large enterprise to share information across diverse product lines and functions, a common language or taxonomy is required to classify the information. The best way to develop the common taxonomy is to look at the hierarchies currently in use.”
NKOS 2022 Workshop Announcement
The 2022 NKOS Workshop will be held as part of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications on October 6-7 from 9-1 PDT at the University of Washington in Seattle. Participation can be in person or virtual. Registration will be free. The NKOS Workshop is seeking submissions for presentations and demonstrations related to Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) themes and topics listed in the Call for Participation (CFP). The submission deadline is Friday, June 17, 2022.
Knowledge Organization Special Issue: Best Papers from NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020
Joseph Busch is co-guest editor with Joseph Tennis of Special Issue of Knowledge Organization: Best Papers from NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020 Part 1 48:3 Knowledge Organization (2021) and Part 2 48:4 Knowledge Organization (2021).
Clients Taxonomy Strategies provides specialized consulting services to help organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.
Taxonomy Strategies often partners with other consulting organizations and leading edge vendors that focus on helping organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.
“Before [the taxonomy project], the location of digital images, slides, CDs, etc. was stored in my neural network. Now those resources reside in the digital asset management system. They are all digital, and they are all tagged. Access is now open. We can meet requests for specific assets quickly and accurately.”
Susan Levings, UCSF School of Pharmacy, Associate Dean for Planning and Communications