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4685RE: [TaxoCoP] Thesaurus creation and back-of-the-book indexing compared presentation 4/12/14 Arlington, MA

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  • Paul King
    Mar 13, 2014



      I’m in Idaho and this looks fascinating and fun to me as well! My work involves creating thesauri and ontologies in the technical field. My background is in thesaurus construction within the library field. I work with three others with the same background who would also find this a useful and interesting presentation. I wish we could all attend! I hope we can find this presentation (or one like it) online or, perhaps, at an SLA conference someday!


      Paul King



      From: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of D R A
      Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:51 AM
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      Subject: Re: [TaxoCoP] Thesaurus creation and back-of-the-book indexing compared presentation 4/12/14 Arlington, MA



      Good morning,

      As a documentary photographer and MSIS (Indiana University) concerned with indexing for retrieval, this sounds SO enticing.

      Great Presentation description; very helpful.

      But I am in Michigan.

      Hope I can find your presentation one day again online or at a conference. Chicago?

      I know we have met at ASIS events in the past.

      Kind regards,



       - - - -

      David Robert Austen

      Member American Society of Media Photographers


      Okemos, Michigan





      | Art Is Doing |   Ruth Asawa 1926 - 2013 |


      From: Heather Hedden <heather@...>
      To: TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:42 AM
      Subject: [TaxoCoP] Thesaurus creation and back-of-the-book indexing compared presentation 4/12/14 Arlington, MA



      "Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the-Book Indexing Compared"
      will be the featured presentation at the spring meeting of the New
      England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing (NEASI)

      Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Robbins Library, The Public Library of Arlington, MA
      700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

      Program agenda:
      11:00 - 11:15: Registration
      11:15 - 11:30: Welcome and Announcements
      11:30 - 12:30: "Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the Book Indexing
      Compared" presented by Heather Hedden
      12:30 - 1:30: Lunch
      1:30 - 2:30: Informal discussions: "Trends in Publishing", "How to
      Survive as an Indexer", and "Indexing for Textbooks"
      2:30: NEASI Board meeting (open to all)

      Presentation description:
      Creating a thesaurus (a structured kind of controlled vocabulary or
      taxonomy used to support indexing and retrieval) in many ways is similar
      to creating a back-of-the-book index, but there are also subtle yet
      significant differences that might not be readily apparent. This
      presentation compares key points, including creating multiple points of
      entry, forming hierarchical structure, and indicating related topics,
      with example in all cases. This presentation is based on a poster
      presentation Heather Hedden had given at the American Society for
      Indexing national conference in Minneapolis in 2010 and a feature
      article published in April - June 2012 issue of Key Words, the bulletin
      of the American Society for Indexing. Whether you have experience in
      book indexing but not in thesauri/taxonomies, or you have experience in
      creating thesauri/taxonomies but not in book indexing, this presentation
      will be of interest.

      Free, except for the cost of lunch ($8) optional

      Pre-registration is required for lunch orders. But if you bring your own
      lunch, walk-in registrations are welcome.
      Further information and registration form at:

      Heather Hedden


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