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The Missing Link: Taxonomists and Taxonomy Governance

The Missing Link: Taxonomists and Taxonomy Governance

Taxonomies are a key feature of Drupal architecture, but traditional web design teams do not always have the background for design and governance needed to support them. A taxonomist can bring best practices and a wealth of experience to this often overlooked area. This talk explains what skills and deliverables a taxonomist can provide, when to incorporate them into a project, and how to work with them (both in house resources and external consultants). In addition, we'll look at the roles and responsibilities associated with taxonomy management.

Learning Objectives

* Recognize when a taxonomist is needed and what skills & deliverables they can bring to a project
* Incorporate a taxonomist into the project at appropriate points, whether you are using a consultant or in house resources
* Develop governance, including roles & responsibilities for ongoing maintenance of a taxonomy to support Drupal IA


Should have a basic understanding of Drupal functionality, including views and the taxonomy manager.


Taxonomist can bring best practices to the design and implementation of a taxonomy. Find out when, why, and how to work with a taxonomist to get the most out of your Drupal site.