The Accidental Taxonomist

What’s new in the field of taxonomies? I am asked this question following my attendance at the two-day Taxonomy TRAINING conference (October 31 – November 1, Washington, DC), the only conference dedicated to information management taxonomies. There isn’t a great deal that is new in taxonomies actually, which is OK.

We actually don’t want anything significantly new in taxonomy design, because taxonomies serve users with predictable, standard methods of navigation. For example, the nontrained user can understand a screen of broader and narrower conditions. Taxonomies have actually been around a lot longer than most people realize (and I don’t imply the Linnaean taxonomy of living microorganisms).

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Taxonomies now, however, are turning up in more and more places. It was good to have a display at Taxonomy TRAINING, its first perhaps, that dealt with taxonomies for managing image files (known as digital asset management or DAM), than just text-based documents rather. Additional applications of taxonomies would be welcome topics at future TBC conferences. The switch in arranging Taxonomy TRAINING using its co-located meetings KM World, Business Search Summit, and SharePoint Symposium from pursuing those three conferences to preceding them appears to signify a change in perspective, too.

Taxonomies are no more seen as just an add-on field of expertise, but rather a simple system that information experts need to comprehend as an element of knowledge management, search and SharePoint implementations. Finally, the spread in adoption of taxonomies is indicated by the fact that Taxonomy Boot Camp for the first time included both a basic and a “Beyond the fundamentals” track for one of its two days. More taxonomies are set up and there are more people experienced in taxonomies, that more complex topics now can have their own audience. Despite compelling speakers in the consecutive basic track, the advanced sessions were well attended.

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