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4721Reminder. SLA Taxonomy Division webinar registration closes July 8

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  • Dee Hamilton
    Jul 7, 2014
      Just a quick reminder:

      Registration for the upcoming Taxonomy division webinar closes tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8th at 5 pm (ET).
      NOTE: All registrants will receive their access information Wednesday (July 9).
      Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the-book Indexing Compared
      Time: July 10, 1:00 PM (ET)
      Cost: FREE to SLA Taxonomy Division Members, $15 for SLA Members, $50 for Non-SLA Members
      http://taxonomy.sla.org/event- registration/?ee=13
      (Registration closes on July 8, 2014)

      Creating a thesaurus (a more formal kind of taxonomy 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 examples in all cases. Whether or not you have experience in either thesaurus creation or indexing, this presentation will be of interest.

      About the Presenter:
      Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning, a position that she held from 1996 to 2004, when the company was the Gale division of Thomson Learning, and to which she returned in early 2014. In the intervening decade, Heather worked as a taxonomist at various employers and as an independent taxonomy consultant (Hedden Information Management). At Cengage, she manages controlled vocabularies for the indexing and retrieval of Gale research database content and taxonomies for educational products. Additionally Heather teaches online workshops in taxonomy creation through the continuing education program of Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc., 2010).

      To Register for this exciting webinar: Either click on the above registration link or copy and paste the link into your web browser. More information is available from our website [http://taxonomy.sla.org/2014/ 06/21/webinar-registration- open-thesaurus-creation-and- back-of-the-book-indexing- compared] 

      Notice: registration closes July 8. Access information will be sent to all registrants on July 9.

      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, taxonomy.sla.org.

      D’Ann Hamilton-White
      PR Chair, Taxonomy Division