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Critical description and evaluation of classification schemes
We encounter classification schemes in all areas of human endeavor. How do we assess whether a classification is effective, ethical, and useful? Barbara Kwasnik will give an overview, through examples, of some criteria one could apply to evaluating a classification -- any classification. These are:
Assessing a classification’s warrant: What is the origin of the classification? Who designed it and why? What is the conceptual framework or theory that determines the choice of concepts, the rules of division and the relationships? What are the assumptions both hidden and explicit? Is this classification extensible? Can it be repurposed?
How to identify useful qualities (or lack of them) of any classification: Hospitality, expressiveness, and requisite variety; the heuristic capability to stimulate insight and understanding; fertility in stimulating new knowledge; the advantages of a classification being memorable, parsimonious and elegant.
Information on how to join the virtual class will be emailed to registrants two days prior to the event.
MS Teams – the case for Information Architecture and Governance
MS Teams is becoming ubiquitous in our organisations. It undisputedly offers a whole range of productivity tools for our colleagues including an easy entry point and focus for projects and topics, transparent conversations for all members of the team, keeping related conversations and documents together, along with providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, calling, and apps in one place with fairly simple administration.
On the other hand, if ungoverned and unmanaged, MS Teams can exacerbate the growth of information silos, impeding effective information discovery, and hindering effective information and records management governance and oversight.
This presentation seeks to address the issues and challenges organisations and information managers are facing with the introduction of MS teams, providing practical advice on how to address them, focusing on the developing a robust information architecture and governance .
INTRODUCTION TO METATAXIS
Metataxis is a consultancy specialising in information management and information architecture services, with extensive Office 365 and SharePoint experience, having worked on over 50 SharePoint projects over the last 18 years. We believe that an information architecture which supports user requirements and behaviours, and which is appropriate for the specific content, is the key to any successful information-based project. We also strongly believe that an information governance framework defining the information and data management principles is necessary to underpin the efficient and effective management of an organisation’s information and data, to support its core functions and activities, and to demonstrate compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations.
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