Taxonomy and metadata are becoming much more popular these days. Companies need to keep track of their information, but can’t use traditional classification systems, such as Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress Subject Headgings. In the last 10 years, faceted taxonomies have taken on new importance on the web; XML has upgraded the visibility of metadata.
Technical writers, content strategists, other writers, business analysts, requirements analysts, information scientists, information architects, information designers, etc., are trained to organize knowledge and are perfectly positioned to help people build new, non-traditional knowledge structures.
- The Basics of Taxonomy Use and Maintenance (damfoundation.org)
- The Power of Linked Open Data (damfoundation.org)
- Content Management, Metadata, Governance, and the $100 Bill (damfoundation.org)