Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

Taxonomy Consulting” webinar
American Society for Indexing webinar series
Freelance taxonomy work or taxonomy consulting is a growing area that freelance information management professionals may want to consider. Companies, nonprofits, and government agencies have an increasing number of documents and content items that they need to better organize in order to manage and find. Taxonomies provide a systematic way to tag or categorize content so it can be efficiently used or retrieved. A taxonomy needs to be customized for an organization’s contents, its users, and its needs.
Designing and creating a taxonomy is a type of short-term project most suitable for consultants. Following a brief introduction to the types and uses of taxonomies, this webinar covers the topics of taxonomy consulting clients, project types, scoping and proposals, phases and components, deliverables, and administrative matters, and concludes with a look at taxonomy and related skills.
You will learn how to:

  • Understand the types and uses of taxonomies
  • Connect with taxonomy consulting clients
  • Define project types
  • Craft your taxonomy proposal
  • Position yourself as a taxonomy consultant

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 11:00 – 2:00 pm EDT


Taxonomy Fundamentals” pre-conference workshop
Taxonomy Boot Camp London
This full day workshop is ideal for those who have little experience with taxonomies, or for those who would like to know more about how to design and create a taxonomy from scratch, with a focus on best practices for creating terms and relationships between terms. Topics covered inlude controlled vocaulary definitions and types, taxonomy applications and benefits, creating and wording of terms, synonyms/alternative labels/nonpreferred terms, sources for terms, term relationships, hierarchy design, facet design, software, project process, and taxonomy governace. This workshop will include exercises on creating terms and relations, and live demonstrations of several taxonomy management software products. There will be ample time for questions.
Workshop outline
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Booksigning Events

Heather Hedden will be signing copies of The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd edition, offered for sale at a conference discount, at all of the upcoming conferences at which she will be speaking.

SLA Conference
 Information Today Inc. booth in the INFO-EXPO exhibit, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Date: Monday, June 11, 1:00 – 2:00 pm