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Scalable Taxonomies

In working on enterprise taxonomy projects, the issue of scale always comes up. “Scale” is a word that gets tossed around a lot but what does it really mean for taxonomies? How can taxonomies scale? What do organizations need to think about when considering requirements for taxonomy scale? We’ve found that the best way to […] Read more »

Implementing Taxonomies and IA: Ensuring Success

So, you did all this work and built these fantastic taxonomies and navigation models. Aren’t you done yet? Not really. Like architectural or backcountry trip plans, the realities of the situation will require modifications and adjustments to the information architecture.  The taxonomies, metadata, content models, and navigation that make up the IA will all be tested during implementation. […] Read more »

Essential Assessments for Designing Enterprise Taxonomy

Designing a taxonomy is the process of defining its structure. It details how different relationships will be used, formatting of the labels, and the attributes that will be associated with each term and relationship. The design process is also the right time to consider the governance and maintenance procedures for the taxonomy along with the technical implementation considerations. Read more »