Information Management Projects
XIST has a lengthy project history. A sample of our recent projects that involved our information management consulting services is presented below.
XIST completed a project to analyze the uses, benefits and management issues related to the maintenance of controlled vocabularies for a large government department. This project included:
- thesaurus application review & environmental scan
- stakeholder consultations
- metadata and controlled vocabulary management
- application of controlled vocabularies in departmental applications
- search architecture for web resources
Using a relational database XIST created database of Ottawa place names. XIST populated the database with current and historic neighbourhood names using a standard thesaurus style structure (Use, Use for, Scope Notes, Broader terms, Narrower terms).
XIST redesigned a web site for a Canadian builder of world-class rowing shells and single racing sculls. The project included a broad range of integrated services:
- online marketing strategy design
- application development and content management system design
- content development
- user interface design
- multimedia podcast development
- search engine optimization
XIST completed a project for a large government organization to review network file shares organization, develop a sustainable taxonomy and implementation strategy to migrate legacy content.
- network file shares analysis
- taxonomy development
- strategic planning
XIST placed a consultant onsite to provide full-time web planning, communications policy and web development services for a Government of Canada client. Under the direction of the client, the consultant developed policies for web based communications, developed a strategic plan for aligning the department web site with emerging communication priorities, and provided project management services to guide the development team through a transition period, until a new web master was hired full time on staff.
XIST conducted an environmental scan of open-source digital library technologies, developed a high-level development schedule and made recommendations to migrate a legacy database to a web-based digital library platform.
XIST recently finished the first iteration of a community oriented website. The project involved extensive stakeholder consultations and information architecture planning. XIST carried out an environmental scan of web content management systems and selected Drupal.
More information and a full project description will be coming after the official site launch.