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It’s time for taxonomy

by Darin Stewart  |  October 12, 2011  |  4 Comments

I’ve been writing and speaking about taxonomies and metadata for a little over a decade.  In the early days, my audiences consisted mostly of library science refugees seeking shelter in corporate IT departments.  I considered myself lucky if there were a dozen people in the room.  Last week I attended the annual Microsoft SharePoint Conference […]

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From Taxonomy to Managed Vocabularies

by Darin Stewart  |  May 24, 2011  |  2 Comments

You may have noticed in my last post that I’ve started avoiding using the word “taxonomy.” In its place, I’ve started referring to these hierarchically organized sets of common terms as “managed vocabularies.” This may seem odd in light of the fact that I wrote a book called Building Enterprise Taxonomies but the switch is […]

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Metadata for the Masses

by Darin Stewart  |  May 19, 2011  |  2 Comments

I’ve been playing with a new core feature of Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010, the Managed Metadata Service.  The MMS has at its heart the idea of managing terms and keywords and applying them to documents. So, metadata and taxonomy. Now, were I a product manager or marketing executive for Microsoft, I would be hard pressed to […]

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Get your content to the gym!

by Darin Stewart  |  April 13, 2011  |  2 Comments

Metadata is a lot like physical exercise.  We know it’s good for us.  We know we should be doing more of it and that we’ll pay for it in the long run if we don’t.  So we commit.  We’re really going to do it this time. We’ll do it properly and stick with it.  Starting…tomorrow.  […]

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Digital Desire Lines: Rethinking Folksonomies

by Darin Stewart  |  March 22, 2011  |  Comments Off

Landscape architects and park planners go to great pains to ensure visitors to their spaces can get from point A to point B with ease. Carefully paved paths are laid out between the duck pond, the information kiosk and the hot dog stand to make sure people don’t get lost, traipse through the mud or […]

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Enterprise Content Management in Three Easy Questions

by Darin Stewart  |  March 8, 2011  |  Comments Off

When I announced to friends and family that I would be joining Gartner as an analyst covering Enterprise Content Management, the obligatory congratulations were invariably followed by “What’s Enterprise Content Management?”  How to answer that question? Attempts to enumerate technologies, vendors and standards yielded only glazed eyes, pained smiles and a hasty departure after dinner. […]

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