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Learn About Practical Classification - Registration Closes TODAY

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  • george
    Registration for the upcoming Taxonomy division webinar closes today, Tuesday August 20th at 5 pm (EST). (For those who have already registered the attendees
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 20, 2013
      Registration for the upcoming Taxonomy division webinar closes today, Tuesday August 20th at 5 pm (EST). (For those who have already registered the attendees will receive their access information tomorrow morning.) 

      Practical Classification
      Time: Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
      Audience:  Entry Level to Advanced
      Cost:  FREE to SLA Taxonomy Division Members, $15 for SLA Members, $50 for Non-SLA Members
      Registration: http://taxonomy.sla.org/ai1ec_event/practical-classification/
      Not only do taxonomists develop and manage domain-specific controlled vocabularies, but they must also advocate buy-in, manage expectations, and ensure that every detail of the implementation is accounted for. It is no simple task keeping the goals and expectations of the stakeholders in line with the needs and possibilities of the anticipated implementation.  From monetary questions in development, to workflow bottlenecks, to ensuring that stakeholders and SMEs know what the taxonomy is for and what it will do for them, taxonomists must have many tricks up their sleeves to ensure that an intelligent controlled vocabulary not only exists, but is eloquently implemented and broadly utilized.   
      About the Presenter(s):
      Mindy Carner studied classical literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007. She achieved her MLIS from the Pratt Institute in 2011. During that time she worked as a content management assistant for the Nathan Cummings Library at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Upon receiving her MLIS she accepted a position at UNICEF as the Taxonomy and Search Specialist. Mindy is active in the networking community in New York City, and has spoken at several events and conferences.

      Dalia R. Levine is the Enterprise Information Architect at the Ford Foundation, where she is responsible for the classification of the Foundation’s digital material and the intranet for the Foundation staff. She has six years of experience working with taxonomies. Dalia was named a "Taxonomy Translator" for the 2013 Mover and Shakers feature by Library Journal. Dalia holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from Pratt Institute. She is affiliated with several professional associations, including the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Metro New York chapter and Information Architecture Institute (IAI), and has spoken about taxonomies and SharePoint at various meetings and conferences.

      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. 


      George Peckham-Rooney

      Public Relations Chair
      Taxonomy Division
      Special Libraries Association (SLA)

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