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JOB: Taxonomy Developer/UI Designer

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  • Perla101
    I am posting this on behalf of my client. Do not respond to the list. Please respond directly to taxonomyeditor@gmail.com Job Title: Taxonomy Developer
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2007
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      I am posting this on behalf of my client. Do not respond to the list.

      Please respond directly to taxonomyeditor@...

      Job Title: Taxonomy Developer

      Description
      This project is for an exciting startup business developing a Web 2.0
      site that will leverage technology from the Information Science and
      Information Architecture fields in new and innovative ways. The main
      task in the second phase of this project will be to maintain and
      expand two hierarchical taxonomies in business management.

      The core task involves refining and expanding a meaningful faceted
      hierarchical structure that has already been developed. There may
      also be a need to create definitions that would be clear to a general
      audience for various aspects of the data in the hierarchies. These
      two taxonomies are used by a subject matter expert and by a computer
      program to index text. The taxonomy editor needs to work with the
      subject matter expert and the programmer. In addition, the taxonomy
      editor will participate in the design of taxonomy-based user
      interfaces for searching and display of results and modify the
      taxonomy to better serve this function.

      Qualifications
      Must be able tothink logically and creatively, generate innovative
      ideas, prioritize complex tasks, and work well under pressure; look
      at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with
      creative solutions and transform these creative ideas into practical
      reality; adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations,
      individuals, and groups.

      Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable
      degree. Business background is strongly preferred.

      Ideal candidate will have 3+ years experience in information
      architecture of taxonomies, controlled vocabulary or classification
      schemes for business subject materials, including demonstrated
      consensus building and problem solving in a distributed team
      environment. Very well qualified candidates with less experience will
      be considered.

      This is a part-time development contract project and may require 10-
      15 hours or more per week depending on the level of activity for the
      process.

      Please send cover letter & resume to taxonomyeditor@... .
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