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Subject: Re: Define Taxonomy
From: Laurie Varendorff <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 5 Dec 2006 22:32:08 +0800
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Dear colleagues,

 

I am with Carol E. B. Choksy on this one.

A taxonomy is not as per:

The AIIM masters guide: Taxonomy: (in the context of ERM)

A systematic way of organizing records. The words can be in a
straightforward list'

For an in-depth look at the definition of the term Taxonomy you will be well
served to visit the following website of 7,563,812 words in 931 dictionaries
indexed @ http://www.onelook.com/?w=TAXONOMY
<http://www.onelook.com/?w=TAXONOMY&ls=a> &ls=a 

 

I am not certain the term Taxonomy is appropriate to what we do in a Records
Management environment. It is my personal opinion that what we have [or at
least should have] is a Business Classification Scheme - BCS which is based
on the Business Processes of our organisation/s.

 

The BCS is made up from a listing of our operational terminology in the
guise of a Controlled Vocabulary - CV specific to our needs and documented
with Scope Notes and definitions.

 

A Records Management environment is more than the above but in my personal
view if a CV is not documented to the enth degree and that a BCS is not
documented, approved and circulated for all and I mean ALL of an
organisation then we are building an RM or EDMS on shifting sands which will
sink in the quagmire of mediocrity.

 

A BCS can be the foundation of a Retention Schedule and again in my opinion
if we have a Retention Schedule that is not based on a BCS and thus the
business process of the organisation then we have a less process than could
be if we linked the two and with much inefficiency and waste of time &
money.

 

I love this subject!!!!

 

Regards, Laurie

 

Mr Daniel Lawrance [Laurie] Varendorff, ARMA

Member of the Western Australian Governments - Digital Records Working Group
- DRWG.

Specialist Technical Writer on Records and Information Management - RIM and
related subjects, available for hire.

Published Articles available @
http://www.records-management.com.au/publications.shtml?laurie-  and
http://www.microfilm.net.au/articles.shtml  

A Records Management Professional, and proud of the fact!

Consultant/Trainer/Tutor/Presenter: Records and Information Management

Imaging and Micrographic Specialist: 32 years experience

You may care to visit our web site @ www.records-management.com.au
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