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The Synaptica Guide

Download the 4th edition of our popular Synaptica Guide to Developing Enterprise Ontologies, Taxonomies, and Knowledge Graphs.

This version includes a new section on Autocategorization.

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Taxonomy Top 100 Checklist

Synaptica has been providing taxonomy management software solutions to customers across the globe for over twenty-five years. This ‘Top 100 Checklist’ contains our most frequently requested features arranged by ten common taxonomy management tasks. This version has been updated and revised for 2022.

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Synaptica Learning Center

Our YouTube Channel shares learning videos and talks from the Synaptica team.

Videos include new features for Graphite, recent webinars, and a selection of “how to” instruction videos.

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Principles of Knowledge Auditing

A knowledge audit provides an “at a glance” view of an organization’s needs and opportunities. Its purpose is to improve an organization’s effectiveness through a better understanding of the dynamics and levers of knowledge production, access, and use. However, this developing field is hampered by the lack of a common language about the origins and nature of knowledge auditing.

In Principles of Knowledge Auditing, the new book by Patrick Lambe integrates the theory and practices of the field, laying out principles and guidelines for a clearer and more pragmatic approach to knowledge auditing that makes it more accessible to practitioners and researchers.

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M&E Journal: The Power of Knowledge Graphs for Content Discovery

Searching for relevant content in any format — text, images, video — is only as successful as the way the content has been structured, organized, and described. Article from the Synaptica team for MESA M&E Journal and Smart Content Conference, March 2022.

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Podcast – Enterprise Knowledge

EK Product Spotlight, is a podcast hosted by EK COO Joe Hilger. Joe recently spoke with our CEO, David Clarke on our enterprise software application for building controlled vocabularies, including taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies and name authority files, and how to integrate them with corporate content management systems.

The Spotlight series looks KM technologies and how different products on the market meet KM challenges.

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NISO is the National Information Standards Organization, a nonprofit membership organization that identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information.

NISO standards and recommended practices are developed by working groups. NISO produces recommended practices and standards. Their website provides resources including recordings of webinar, events and training programmes.

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The Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications is a database of Knowledge Organization Systems, developed at the University Library of Basel, Switzerland. Its main goal is to list as many Knowledge Organization Systems as possible at one place in order to achieve greater visibility, highlight their features, make them searchable and comparable, and foster knowledge sharing. BARTOC has been approved by the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO).

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The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook

Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge and Nick Milton have published the 2nd edition of the The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook. The book has been fully updated for ISO 30401:2018. The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook takes you step by step through the processes needed to define and embed an effective knowledge management framework within your organization.

The way an organization manages and disseminates its knowledge is key to informed business decision-making, effectiveness and competitive edge. Because knowledge management is not a one-size-fits-all method, you need a framework tailored to your organization and its priorities. The Synaptica team highly recommend this book and we plan to interview both Patrick and Nick about guide in the future.

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The KM Handbook