Taxonomy design and metadata management

Skill in “User experience design” domain

Skills related to the creation, implementation and maintenance of metadata schemas to support retrieval, navigation, personalisation and information interchange. Skills related to the creation and maintenance of classification systems to assist in information retrieval.


Oversees multiple interrelated taxonomies or data schemas at an enterprise scale. Incorporates industry standard or open source taxonomies complementary to the enterprise schemas. Manages taxonomies in multiple languages.


Creates larger controlled vocabularies or taxonomies that are implemented across a range of shared digital spaces that allows retrieval of assets with similar characteristics. Maintains shared terms over time to ensure coherence. Communicates standards to publishers or authors to ensure compliance.


Creates and employs small-scale categorisation systems (to provide personalisation or customisation, or improve findability) within a single digital space.

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