Business Glossaries – What’s available and how to evaluate it

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Brenda Reeb; University of Rochester

Business Glossaries - What's available and how to evaluate it

A business glossary is a metadata tool that publishes data attributes and definitions for a businessuser audience. The tool improves users’ understanding of data and increases confidence in using data. This session includes an overview of business glossary products on the market, with a focus on functionality that differentiates each product. Learn what to include on an RFP, how to gauge your organization’s maturity for a tool, and how to position a business glossary separately from a technical metadata repository (such as a data dictionary). Results from an HEDW member survey conducted in January 2013 will highlight how this kind of tool is currently used in higher education.

This program is not an endorsement of any specific business glossary tool. Emphasis is on a comparative analysis of the tools on the market, a framework for how to shop for one, and usage of these tools among HEDW members. The program will appeal to people who plan to purchase a business glossary tool in the next 12-18 months.

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Brenda Reeb

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