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Taxonomy & Thesaurus sessions at the American Society for Indexing Conference

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  • Heather Hedden
    The annual American Society for Indexing conference is more than just indexing. If you are interested in taxonomies or thesauri, you might also find sessions
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2011
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      The annual American Society for Indexing conference is more than just indexing. If you are interested in taxonomies or thesauri, you might also find sessions of interest.
      Early-bird registration discount deadline has been extended to April 8.

      April 28 - 30, 2011
      Hilton Providence Hotel
      21 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI, 02903 (walking distance from Amtrak station)
      Thursday, April 28, 8:30 - 5:00
      "Taxonomy & Thesaurus Construction" Full-day pre-conference workshop
      Members: $245, after April 8: $295
      Nonmembers: $295, after April 8: $395
      Workshop details at: http://www.hedden-information.com/taxonomy-workshop.htm

      Friday, April 29, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
      "Controlled Vocabularies & Indexing in Large Operations"
      A panel including a taxonomist from the New York Times, editorial vice presidents of the H.W. Wilson Company and ProQuest, and production manager at American Psychological Association's PyschINFO database.

      Friday, April 29, 5:45 - 6:30 pm
      The Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies Special Interest Group will hold an informational and networking session for conference attendees, both members and prospective members.

      Friday, April 29, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
      "Thesauri & Taxonomies: A Comparison" poster presentation at the evening receptions. (Posters will be on display throughout the conference)

      Saturday, April 30, 8:45 - 10:15 am
      "Shaking the Tree: Case Studies of Taxonomies in Action"
      Members of the taxonomy panel will demonstrate what in-use taxonomies really look like, how they're managed, and what they do.

      In addition, copies of The Accidental Taxonomist will be on sale with author booksigning during the Thursday afternoon and one of the Friday breaks (details to be scheduled) at the Information Today Inc. publisher exhibit table.
      


      Conference website:
      http://www.resourcenter.net/Scripts/4Disapi7.dll/4DCGI/events/284.html?Action=Conference_Detail&ConfID_W=284&

      Registration form:
      http://www.resourcenter.net/images/ASI/Files/2011/2011RegForm.pdf
      Call for poster presentations open though April 10:
      http://www.asindexing.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=61
      Advertising, sponsorship, and exhibit opportunities:
      http://www.resourcenter.net/images/ASI/Files/2011/2011CallForExhibits.pdf

      Single day (Friday or Saturday) registrations available Separate pre-conference workshops (Thursday).


      Heather Hedden
      Manager, Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG
      American Society for Indexing


      heather@...
      www.hedden-information.com
      
      Senior Taxonomy Analyst
      Project Performance Corporation
      703-462-3746
      heather.hedden@...
      www.ppc.com
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