Who are TiPS members and what do we do?
We are a group of like-minded information professionals from central government, local authorities, government agencies and non-departmental government bodies across the UK, including some independent taxonomy specialists, who have a common goal to share best practice in building and applying taxonomies and thesauri. We use our taxonomies and the terms in them to organise our information resources so that people can find them.
How often do we meet?
Usually 4 times a year
How is the meeting structured?
What's our track record?
The members combined have a wealth of experience and understanding in building corporate taxonomies for use in intranets, internets, electronic document record management systems and leading and advising project development in this discipline. Many of us have spoken at international conferences. At meetings we share this experience, to help each other tackle problems and do our jobs more effectively.
What do we produce?
On this website you'll find links to our survey of taxonomies in the public sector, a bibliography, and other practical resources we are developing. We also sometimes submit advice to the Cabinet Office on relevant issues.
Do we have any influence?
We are recognised as an authoritative body, and as such do influence the decision-making and direction taken by the e-Government Unit, (part of the Cabinet Office).
How can I become a member?
Prospective members are invited to e-mail Michael.Warner503@mod.uk or phone 01793-555083
Does it cost anything to join?
No it is free - just your time and the travel costs.There is no membership fee, but we do ask and expect that members commit themselves to contributing to the outputs of the group.