The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Academic Technologies provides consultation and support for faculty and staff in the college including software, hardware, labs, a web publishing platform and documentation of technologies for teaching, learning and research.
To help faculty and students find software for teaching, learning and research, we’re developing an online inventory of such software on a site we’ve called Techne.
One of the challenges of software inventories is figuring out how to organize the various types of software available. Currently we are using two taxonomies. The first is a hierarchical taxonomy which is used to organize software into a limited number of categories.