What a Lede!

Facts:

The uncomfortable truth about DAM is it takes a lot of effort, it costs more money than anticipated, it needs more resources than planned, and needs more pre-DAM strategy and effort to make it all work.

 brings the Big Picture and the hard truths about Digital Asset Management in a pleasantly rich article fo those of you setting out on your DAM journey.  Required reading.

Knowledge Modeling by Heather Hedden

Our favorite Taxonomist, Heather Hedden, has a new article and graphic on her blog, on Knowledge Modeling. Round out your knowledge of Taxonomy by giving it a read! She says:

A knowledge model is not just a fancy buzzword for a controlled vocabulary. It’s more complex than that. A knowledge model is more similar to a knowledge organization system, which I defined in an earlier blog post. As a system or a model, it comprises not only the concepts, their labels and attributes, and their relationships, but also rules or policies for their use. Furthermore, a knowledge model is either a complex type of knowledge organization system, such as a thesaurus or an ontology, or a set of multiple controlled vocabularies to be used in combination for the same content set  that form a set of taxonomies, such as facets, but it is not a simple single controlled vocabulary. The designation of “model” is also what is used for RDF, SKOS, and OWL-based systems. These are often called semantic models.