Case Study: Digital transformation using Information Architecture

Background

Our client was a professional society that has published one of the UK’s key reference books for hundreds of years. The society needed to transform itself from a traditional print publisher to an electronic publisher and this required a detailed Information Architecture.

Requirements

To support their transformation to electronic publication the client asked Metataxis for guidance in the design of their semantic content management system, with a focus on the management of core ontology components.

Approach

Moving from paper-based publishing to electronic publishing was a major step change for the organisation. Metataxis helped ease this transition by sharing our information architecture expertise.
Information Architecture advice
We provided architectural expertise to the core team responsible for electronic publishing.
Educational workshops
We gave educational workshops on the development and use of taxonomies and ontologies to the wider organisation.
Ontology tool selection
We assisted with the selection of an ontology management tool by providing a shortlist of vendors and guiding the RFI process.
Programme Management
We supported the information architecture activities with a programme manager for the whole semantic content management programme.

Results

With the support of Metataxis, the professional society was able to choose an ontology management tool and integrate this into their content management architecture. The core team had a clearer understanding of how to build ontologies with that tool. The organisation now has a solid grounding to take their semantic content management programme forward, setting them up for a successful transition to electronic publishing.

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