Folksonomy and Taxonomy

Folksonomy and Taxonomy: two classifications, one new and one old, that are the often-overlooked building blocks of records management. They not only help organize and classify information, but are also essential to successful records management. What is Folksonomy? Folksonomy is a fairly new term created in 2004 by Thomas Vander Wal and is a portmanteau…

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The Relationships Between Data, Information, and Records

by Erica Rice Data. Information. Record. These terms are thrown around a lot in the information management world, and they are often used interchangeably. However, each of these terms has a distinct definition and purpose in the practice of records management. Let’s look at the definitions of each of these—and how they are related—to make…

Off the Record: Data vs. Information Wealth in the Public Sector, Peril of Data Management, and EPA’s Slow Release of Records

Tune in monthly for a curated collection of articles we found interesting on a broad range of topics; some which are directly related to records management and others which might share common themes. No, we didn’t write these articles —hence the name of this series, “Off the Record”—  but fortunately, we didn’t need to in…