First-level skills

Hi all,

At the moment, our tree is in a "baby" state when it comes to first-level skills (I've already bashed "Technicals" numerous times!). It is far from exhaustive and accurate.

I would like your opinion on what the first-level skills should be.

Ideally, we should come up with a list of maximum 10-12 first-level skills. For simplicity sake, let's call the first-level skills, but they really are branches or categories that contain actual skills.

These first-level skills should be broad enough to contain every other skill. I am sure this has already been done a number of times, so maybe could just compare first-level categories in other classification systems.

Go! :)

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  • Why is this site developing a cataloging system from scratch?

    For example, the Library of Congress has a system and 
    The British Library uses this system:
    AACR (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition) is an international standard for the cataloguing of all types of materials collected by general libraries. AACR2 was the cataloguing standard used by the British Library between 1981 and 2013. AACR2 has now been superseded by RDA: Resource Description and Access.

    This, in itself is specialized skill set that needs to be added to your list. 
    developing catalogs
    maintaining catalogs

  • Hi Hmann,

    I wrote : "I am sure this has already been done a number of times, so maybe could just compare first-level categories in other classification systems."

    So yes, let's reuse any appropriate classification system, at least for first-levels.

    Do you have more information about RDA? Specifically, does it have a first-level list of categories? I had a look at http://www.rda-jsc.org/ but couldn't find it.

    I am more familiar with ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) : https://ec.europa.eu/esco
    You can see here their classification system : https://ec.europa.eu/esco/hierarchybrowser?resetLanguage=true&newLanguage=en (Browse the skills -> Job specific or Traversal).

    However, there are a few things about the ESCO classification that we don't think are appropriate. Otherwise, we wouldn't have started Skill Project :)

  • You might consider something based on how O*Net (http://www.onetonline.org) is organized.  From the onetonline.org page you can search various ways, particularly under "Find Occupations" you'll see various ways to organize that might be useful.  At the highest level based on Job Family might be a good starting point to consider.

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