Consideration factors for promoting a "proposed" term to "approved"?
- Hi gang -
All of my indexing & classification books are at home, which is not
very helpful right now! Your terms may vary, but hopefully the gist of
the question will get through.
I am trying to recall "traditional" methods for promoting terms in a
controlled vocabulary, so that I can compare them to observations of
current methods. I've never worried about it, so can't remember.
For example, working with the Literary or User Warrant methods, how
often does a term need to appear or be used as a search query before
it is deemed worthy of fully-approved use? Or is it time based? If so,
how old does a term need to be before it is entered and usable in a
controlled vocabulary? I recognize this is dependent upon the
organization managing the c.v., so please provide context!
Pointers to articles, books, websites et al will be most appreciated!
I'll post a summary of responses to the wiki, and also a summary of my
initial comparison between the "traditional" methods and "what happens
in reality at a large corporation."
Metadata Architect, Knowledge Management & Information Systems