Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

Introduction to Taxonomy Design & Creation (full-day pre-conference 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
Register.  $225 SLA members; $415 nonmembers

Taxonomy Tools and Tool Evaluation
Excel remains the incubator for many taxonomies, and some content management systems have basic taxonomy features. However, if you need additional functionality such as customized relationships, auto-categorization and taxonomy use in multiple applications, there are a surprising array of tools, modules, features and functionalities to consider. How do you know what you need? How do you avoid buying too much, or too little, functionality? Join us for a roundup of the state of the technology related to controlled vocabularies and how to evaluate tools based on your requirements and constraints (including technology, time, resources and money). Co-presented with Marti Heyman,
Organized by: SLA Annual Conference
Location:  Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30 pm


Book-signing Events

Heather Hedden signs copies of The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd edition, offered for sale at many of the conferences at which she speaks.  Upcoming book-signing events include:

SLA annual conference
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, June 16, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, during the Opening Reception in the INFO-EXPO