“Busch’s Golden Law of Facets: Four facets of 10 nodes each have the same discriminatory power as one taxonomy of 10,000 nodes.”

Steve PapaEndeca Chairman and Co-Founder

About Us

Taxonomy Strategies guides global companies, government agencies, international organizations and not-for-profits such as Nike, Oracle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the International Monetary Fund and Harvard Business Publishing in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies. We provide a high level of expertise to our clients.

Joseph A. Busch

Founder and Principal


Joseph Busch is Taxonomy Strategies’ founder and principal consultant. Mr. Busch is an authority in the field of information science, with an emphasis on helping organizations develop metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies to ensure that content realizes its highest value through reuse and repurposing.

He has extensive knowledge and experience developing content architectures consisting of metadata frameworks, taxonomies and other information management methods to implement effective information management applications such as search engines, portals, web sites, content management systems, digital asset management systems, document management systems, knowledge management systems, e-learning and e-government.

His clients have included the American Bar Association, American Medical Association, American Physical Society, APM Music, Best Buy, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CDW, Dell, Deloitte, Etsy, Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, Honeywell, Kraft Foods, Macy’s, Medline Industries, MTV, Nike, Nikon Precision, Repair Clinic, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Save the Children, Target, Teck Resources, and Trusted Media Brands.

Before founding Taxonomy Strategies, Joseph Busch held management positions at Interwoven, Metacode Technologies, the Getty Trust, PriceWaterhouse, Hampshire College and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Mr. Busch was President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (www.asist.org) in 2001 and has been a member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (dublincore.org) executive committee.

Meet Our Team

You can view the biography of any Taxonomy Strategies associate below. When additional staffing resources are needed, Taxonomy Strategies has relationships with many service and technology providers.

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Laurinda Alcorn
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Vivian Bliss
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Joseph Busch

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Ian Galloway
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Susan Golden
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Martha K. Heyman
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Peter Doliska

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Maureen McClarnon
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Tom Reamy
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Jan Sykes


Taxonomy Strategies provides specialized consulting services to help organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.

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Taxonomy Strategies provides specialized consulting services to help organizations arrange their information for its most effective use.


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