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4567Full-Day Workshop: Introduction to Taxonomies

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  • George Peckham-Rooney
    Apr 3, 2013
      The SLA Taxonomy Division is offering an array of sessions at the SLA Annual Conference this year (see here for full list), with sessions to targeted to novices and experts alike. Of particular note is Introduction to Taxonomies, our continuing education workshop, which will be held during the conference. Full conference registration is not required for participation.

      Title: Introductions to Taxonomies
      Time: June 8, 2013, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes lunch)
      Audience: Budding Taxonomists 
      Cost:  SLA Members: $299; Students/Retired (Members): $199; Non-Members: $399
      Registration: Register online for the workshop: https://slaconference.org/2013/portal/newreg.ww
      Note: You do not need to register for the conference to register for the workshop, but for those wanting to attend other conference events, note that Early Bird Registration (discounted) ends on April 12th.
      A fast moving and powerful introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a taxonomy, thesaurus or ontology. A well-built taxonomy is part of the foundation of the information architecture underlying web sites, corporate Intranets, search retrieval and access to relevant content in databases. After defining controlled vocabularies and identifying core standards, participants will explore key concepts of taxonomy, thesaurus, indexing, classification and filtering. Discussion will include the basics of a taxonomy records and fundamental term relationships. Attendees will put concepts into practice through multiple exercises, taxonomy, indexing, and related software tools will be demonstrated.

      About Taxonomy Division:
      The Taxonomy Division addresses ways to organize and structure information so that content is accessible and useful. It offers a practical context for exploring issues and sharing experiences related to planning, creating and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, authority files, and other controlled vocabularies and information structures. If you are interested in learning more about the division or joining us please check out our website  where we have information about upcoming events. If you're interested in joining the division you can find more information here.