On Licensing a Taxonomy

Heather Hedden has just written on data and topical information she’s gathered about licensing a taxonomy, as a way to start and customize a controlled vocabulary for controlling your assets, titled Taxonomy Licensing Interest.

She found that most companies would prefer a custom taxonomy, or, found the ones they liked too expensive; and she goes into some fantastic detail that resulted from her six-month survey on the topic.

The most interesting parts follow, including Subject Areas, such as business information or science & math or finance; Purpose, such as ecommerce, education, or internal research; formats, such as XML or JSON; and her conclusions – have a read, we hope you’ll find it rewarding!

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