I think the difference is quite subtle (one being the storage itself, the other the process to put something into it or take it away) – but does that really justify separate tags? I'd say we should merge (× 14) with (× 10), optionally making one a synonym to the other (to prevent it from unwanted re-appearing).

Please bring up reasons why the two might be really distinct; in that case I'd withdraw my request and alter it to "creating the corresponding tag-wikis to make that difference clear" :)

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    6 out of the total 18 questions tagged with either have both tags, seems like a good thing to consolidate. – Undo Apr 17 '15 at 15:01
  • @Undo that's how I came to this (the newest one of those double-tagged) :) – Izzy Apr 17 '15 at 15:06
  • @Undo May I "ping" this – now that 10 days have passed, and only positive feedback was given? As Pacerier suggested, we could go with knowledge-management. Not sure about the synonyms, though. – Izzy Apr 27 '15 at 13:51
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    Yep, I'll take a look at this when I get a chance. I'm out in the middle of nowhere with spotty access right now, so not sure when that'll be. – Undo Apr 27 '15 at 13:54

The old term was Content Management.

These days, the terms "Knowledge Management" and "Knowledge Organization" are also used. "Knowledge management" will include "Personal Knowledge Management", "Enterprise Knowledge Management", and "Legal Knowledge Management".

Or perhaps the more generic "Information Management" or "Information Organization" or "Information Architecture".

Or even more generic, "Information Systems".

("Information" actually has two meanings. It can be used as a synonym for "knowledge", yet in some technical discussions, its used as a synonym for "data", eg in the term "information theory".)

Alternatively, there're also lesser-used terms like "Digital Library" and "Institutional Repository".

  • That has a point, definitely. I'm fine with knowledge-management. If we'd go for information-management, we should definitely keep the knowledge-* tags as synonyms to guide people to it. – Izzy Apr 19 '15 at 9:10
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    I'd second the tag knowledge-management but we should keep the existing ones as synonyms to it or they will reappear. – Angelo Fuchs Apr 21 '15 at 8:17
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    "Information Systems" is too generic. Any Database ever is a "Information System". I think "knowledge-management" is the key element here, because the systems we are talking about handle the individual knowledge of people. Thus we should stick to "knowledge-management" – Angelo Fuchs May 28 '15 at 12:03
  • do you know a community (in the SE network or not) about these topics? – Ooker Sep 4 at 15:38

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