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By Heather Hedden


Taxonomy management is an important responsibility of any organisation that owns a taxonomy, no matter the original source of the taxonomy. Taxonomies connect users to content, and, as users, content or terminology may change over time, the taxonomy must adapt. Taxonomy management encompasses the issues of taxonomy change and maintenance, taxonomy system, taxonomy editorial policies, and taxonomy ownership roles and responsibilities.

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Heather Hedden ( is an independent taxonomy consultant through her business Hedden Information Management (, based outside of Boston. She is also a continuing education instructor of online taxonomy workshops at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the author of The Accidental Taxonomist.

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