If you have been involved in creating, marketing or distributing content for a consumer-facing organization, you have probably heard that taxonomy is a great way to improve content storage and distribution. The concept has generated a lot of buzz, but remains a mystery to those who are not information professionals. Many leaders in business have come to understand that taxonomy is good for their digital information, but do not necessarily understand exactly how it positively affects the structure, flow, storage and overall findability of their content.
Taxonomy does not have to be a mystery. With some basic knowledge of what taxonomies are, how they relate to assets, content, and brands, and the steps involved in successfully implementing taxonomies, this useful tool can be utilized in virtually any organization.