When in the requirements gathering phase of a project frequently the topic at hand becomes quite abstract and a common vocabulary is essential to ensure a consistent understanding.
CMS (Content Management System)
Software for collaboratively creating and organising content; typically documents and web pages.
Software used to track and store electronic documents and / or images of paper documents.
The practice of maintaining an organisations records from their creation until their disposal.
EDRMS (Electronic Document and Records Management System)
A CMS that combines document management and records management in an integrated system.
Additional data describing the structure, context, purpose and meaning of a piece of information.
See my post "Beginners introduction to metadata" for more.
Organizational structure where every entity in the organization, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity.
Non-hierarchical keyword assigned to a piece of information. Tags help describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching.
System of classification where items are categorised using a managed hierarchy of tags.
System of classification where users collaboratively create and manage tags to categorise content.
System of classification that allows the assignment of multiple related tags to a piece of information. This allows items to be ordered in multiple ways, rather than in a single, pre-determined, taxonomic order.
Faceted search, also called faceted navigation or faceted browsing, is a method of filtering a collection of information that uses a faceted classification system.