A rehash on DIRKS

A rehash on DIRKS

This is a rehash of an article published in 2012, but still relevant today DIRKS – a Tool for Achieving Better Business Outcomes Few people outside of the records management sector are familiar with the DIRKS methodology. What is DIRKS you ask? DIRKS stands for the...

Classification Definitions and Sources

In my next few posts I’m going to write about building classification schemes. So it’s probably a good idea to explain the definitions I use upfront. Before you take me to task, bear in mind that my context is the information governance space, and while I...
The dark art of classification

The dark art of classification

Everywhere I go people are creating classification schemes. All sorts of people are doing it: programmers, business and data analysts, information and enterprise architects. Mostly they are doing it because they are in the process of building an information system and...

Building an Enterprise Framework for Data Governance

We live in an age where data is used to represent what happens in the real world –operations are being transformed from hands-on experience to a data and process model. Data is now used to describe our business – people, places, events etc. Enormous efficiencies can...

Classification – more than just searching

Some of my favourite quotes about classification are from Organising Knowledge:  Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness by Patrick Lambe. Taxonomies are at the same time deceptively simple and fiendishly complicated.  They are simple because they are...

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