Knowledge Catalogs How a taxonomy extends the use and value of knowledge
New books arrive  every day.  Where should they go? More than 200,000 libraries choose a 135-year old strategy to shelve t...
Books are labeled, cataloged,  and placed on shelves. If they have value, they will not remain  shelved very long.
Purchased once, a book is read  and returned many times. A book retains its value for years.  It is always easy to find.
The Dewey Decimal System is just one  example of a taxonomy,  not limited to  any type of equipment or software. Books are...
Libraries can reuse, rather than repurchase.  Knowledge is easily found, widely accessible, and lasting in value.
I.T. knowledge – and  knowledge about knowledge  – should be easily found, widely accessible, and lasting in value.
When Requirements are analyzed…  when Metadata is identified…  when  Business Rules are  documented… they  can use a taxon...
Like the Dewey Decimal System,   a knowledge catalog is not limited to  any type of equipment or software. A good taxonomy...
Requirements, Metadata and  Business Rules are  documented every day. Using existing tools, each can be organized as a kno...
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  1. 1. Knowledge Catalogs How a taxonomy extends the use and value of knowledge
  2. 2. New books arrive every day. Where should they go? More than 200,000 libraries choose a 135-year old strategy to shelve their books. They have a lot of knowledge to organize.
  3. 3. Books are labeled, cataloged, and placed on shelves. If they have value, they will not remain shelved very long.
  4. 4. Purchased once, a book is read and returned many times. A book retains its value for years. It is always easy to find.
  5. 5. The Dewey Decimal System is just one example of a taxonomy, not limited to any type of equipment or software. Books are easy to find because 200,000 libraries have implemented a knowledge catalog – a taxonomy they update and customize as needed.
  6. 6. Libraries can reuse, rather than repurchase. Knowledge is easily found, widely accessible, and lasting in value.
  7. 7. I.T. knowledge – and knowledge about knowledge – should be easily found, widely accessible, and lasting in value.
  8. 8. When Requirements are analyzed… when Metadata is identified… when Business Rules are documented… they can use a taxonomy.
  9. 9. Like the Dewey Decimal System, a knowledge catalog is not limited to any type of equipment or software. A good taxonomy works with many tools.
  10. 10. Requirements, Metadata and Business Rules are documented every day. Using existing tools, each can be organized as a knowledge catalog.

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