Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

Heather Hedden presenting at SEMANTiCS Karlsruhe conference

Berklee Music and Health Taxonomy” in the session “Challenges in Building Healthcare and Medical Taxonomies: Case Studies
Organized by: SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2020 Annual Conference
Dates: Available to attendees on-demand October 5 – November 13, 2020
Description: For the new Music and Health Collection a new taxonomy was needed that bridges two different disciplinary areas. Challenges in building this taxonomy included accommodating diverse users, platform user interface limitations, and integration with existing index terms.
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Internationalization of Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
Organized by: SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2020 Annual Conference
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2:00 – 2:30 (virtual conference streaming) with live-chat Q&A.
Description: Whether you want to add translated terms to an existing taxonomy, build a taxonomy for a new market or country, or just understand how to manage multilingual and/or international taxonomies in your current system, this session will touch on what it means to “internationalize” a taxonomy.  The panelists in this session will describe their experience with international taxonomies, discuss what it means to make a taxonomy international, and answer questions you may have about real-life scenarios.
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Taxonomy 101
Organized by: KM World Connect / Taxonomy Boot Camp
Date: Thursday, November 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, EST. (live, virtual)
Description: Taxonomies have evolved from classification systems to adaptable interactive tools to link users to desired content on intranets, content management systems, websites, and other applications. Taxonomies can provide guiding categories of topics, suggested search terms, aspects for faceted search, or topics for sorting and filtering results. To be truly helpful, however, taxonomies need to be well designed to suit the users and use cases, be customized to the content, and conform to taxonomy best practices and standards so that they are easy and intuitive to use and achieve desired results. This workshop teaches taxonomy design and creation principles and best practices, whether you plan to create taxonomies yourself or manage a taxonomy project.

Book Sale and Signing Events

Heather Hedden at a book signing for "The Accidental Taxonomist"Heather Hedden signs copies of The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd edition, offered for sale at a conference discount at many of the conferences at which she speaks.

Check back in 2021 for information on future live conference appearances.