A Taxonomy of Taxonomy Governance

Factor logo 26 Jul 2023
On Taxonomy Governance I believe most taxonomists would agree that building taxonomies is fun. Most taxonomists also do not spend most of their time building taxonomies.  Rather, after a taxonomy program is up and running most of a taxonomist’s effort is spent on taxonomy governance. Many words have been spilled on taxonomy governance; a Google search of the exact string “taxonomy governance” yields some 3000 results. Most of these are either about why governance is important (it is) and/or suggested practices and strategies for governance.