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...

Taxonomy Development for Information Governance

“For some folk, taxonomies are just a bunch of words. Good quality taxonomies, however, provide the logic, the rules and the standards needed to manage your information assets. They enable users to analyse, navigate, find, organise, arrange, manage and dispose of...

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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