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The skies may be grey and an umbrella the accessory you simply can’t live without – just means you have all the more reason to come to Taxonomy Bootcamp this week in Olympia, London!

Metataxis directors, Marc Stephenson and Noeleen Schenk will be presenting on ‘Blockchain: Emperor’s new clothes or essential knowledge organisation technology?’

Metataxis has participated in and supported Taxonomy Bootcamp over the years. It’s rewarding to see its scope and relevance increase as the benefits and necessity of managing, protecting, describing and discovering information and data are recognised.

So many possibilities and potential to explore at Olympia this Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to catch up with Metataxis staff during Taxonomy Bootcamp, please contact us here.

To follow good news with more good news – Metataxis are delighted to announce that our application for the Digital Outcomes and Specialist 4 has been successful!

This framework makes it quicker and simpler for the public sector to find and engage with suppliers across a range of digital services. Being a preferred supplier on the Government’s procurement framework makes it easy for public sector organisations to access the specialist information management and architecture expertise Metataxis are renown for.

If you would like our support for your digital transformation project, please click here to contact us.  

Metataxis will be attending the next CHARM(Charities Archives and Records Managers Group) meeting along with Caroline Sampson from The National Archives to talk about the new recordkeeping guidelines developed for the charities and voluntary sector. Focussing particularly on full lifecycle management, the Management Framework for Retention and Transfer has been developed specifically for the charities sector.

Metataxis has been pleased to work in collaboration with The National Archive to develop the Framework in close consultation with professionals from the charities and voluntary sector. The project to develop the Framework gave us numerous opportunities to have lively and informative discussions about retention, transfer and general information management practice with many working in the charity sector. So, we are very much looking forward to attending the next CHARM meeting on the 10th of October. If you wish to attend visit the CHARM website to contact the organisers.

How to manage your information effectively in SharePoint and Office 365.

Description

This course will explain the capabilities of SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and the wide range of Office 365 applications, enabling delegates to setup an Office 365 environment which meets their needs and which can be managed effectively.  The course also covers the steps to be taken to create an information architecture in SharePoint and Office 365, and the effective governance of Office 365.

The trainer will take delegates through:

Course materials will be presented – and copies made available to all delegates at the end of the course. The format is informal and interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences with other delegates.

Please note that technical ‘hands on’ exercises are not included in this course.

Audience:

The course is aimed at anyone looking to implement Office 365, exploit their existing Office 365 deployment, or improve a currently ineffective Office 365 system.

Date and time:

Location: Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR.

The course runs for a full day from 9:30 – 16:30, and will be delivered by Marc Stephenson, a SharePoint and Office 365 expert of 15+ years.

To sign up or for more information, please contact info@metataxis.com or visit our website.

IRMS members – check out our training discount.

Metataxis are pleased to announce that public sector organisations can again access our services through the latest G-Cloud 11 framework.

Cloud services, such as O365/SharePoint Online, require careful planning, design and governance to be successful; however all too often this is just seen from a technical perspective rather than one based on the information and the user.

Metataxis can help organisations meet these information management and information architecture challenges that make the difference in being able to support long term adoption and deliver real value.

Metataxis offer a number of services on the G-Cloud:

Information Architecture
Information Management
Information Discovery
GDPR Compliance
Content Migration
Training

If you would like any further information then please contact us.

The winner of the Metataxis award for a CityLIS student to attend the CILIP Annual Conference has been announced. 

Image from the storyboard by Cathi Woods, 2019
Will there be robot Librarians? Will society turn into information seeking zombies?
Image from the storyboard by Cathi Woods, 2019

A press release from CityLIS states: “The winning submission was a comic strip on ‘The future of the document’ prepared by CityLIS student, Cathi Woods.  The award judges said:

“This was a very appealing cartoon-style presentation.  It embodies part of the principle of varied document types and provided an engaging experience.  The storyboard approach was well constructed and provided a coherent synthesis of many relevant concepts.”

“Excellent: original, and very well carried out”

“The jokes are great.  A lovely use of humour to explain a serious and critical topic”

“This could be developed into a useful educational tool”

The Department of Library and Information Science at City, University of London are very pleased that there is such strong support for the next generation of information professionals to become actively involved with CILIP.  It represents a great opportunity for early career professionals to network more widely and to bring their own fresh perspective into the profession.

The winner will have the opportunity to present a poster at the Annual Conference.”

CityLIS is the innovative Masters programme run by Department of Library and Information Science at City, University of London. www.city.ac.uk/lis

For more information see www.city.ac.uk/department-library-information-science , or read about the Metataxis award here.