Courses & Workshops

Taxonomies, Controlled Vocabularies, and Thesaurus Creation Online Instruction

Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
The same course content as the former Simmons College online workshop, offered directly by Hedden Information Management
Format: Five self-paced lessons, emailed as HTML files, and direct email correspondence with the instructor
Participant Cost: $270 for an individual; discounted rates for groups
Available any time
Course description, outline, and registration

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Note: The online workshop that had been offered through Simmons College was discontinued, along with the rest of the Continuing Education program of the School of Library and Information Science, in 2016. It may or may not return to Simmons in the future.


Taxonomies, Controlled Vocabularies, and Thesaurus Creation Onsite/Conference Workshops

Introduction to Taxonomy Design and Creation (full-day workshop)
Taxonomies are becoming increasingly important and common for organizing and retrieving information. Implementations include library systems, museum and archive systems, digital asset management systems, content management systems, document management systems, records management systems, web publishing, and data analysis. Through this workshop, information professionals can go beyond a basic understanding about taxonomies and learn the practical aspects of designing and creating taxonomies and thesauri so that they can take on or manage a taxonomy development project. Standards and best practices are important, but do not cover every situation, and there are numerous occasions when different factors need to be considered in making decisions in designing and creating taxonomies. This workshop provides guidance in making those decisions.
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Organized by: SLA Annual Conference
Location:  Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration is now open.


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