Hedden Information Management
Conference Half-Day Workshop: Designing & Maintaining Practical Taxonomies
Format: Half-day pre-conference workshop (3 hours)
Taxonomies are becoming more common for organizing information collections in libraries, comapanies, and organizations, and in various systems: content management systems, library management systems, SharePoint, and on intranets. This workshop provides instruction, best practices, and numerous tips on designing and maintaining taxonomies for practical use. Design considerations include whether to create a taxonomy or thesaurus, whether a taxonomy should be primarily hierarchical or faceted, how large should it be, are synonyms/variants needed and if so how many, what are the sources for the terms, and what are the guidelines for properly creating hierarchical relationships. Get skills for your current job or to create another career path as many organizations reach out for those who can provide access to web content, and more.
Whether you need to create a taxonomy to organize information on a web site, classify information in a content management system, establish a controlled vocabulary for a periodical or database indexing project, or simply understand how to use taxonomies and thesauri better, this workshop will get you on your way.
Workshop includes interactive exercises and PDF file of full presentation slides.
1. Introduction, Definitions, and Types
2. Creating & Wording of Terms
3. Creating Term Relationship
4. Structural Design
5. Display Options
6. Other Topics
Registration is separate from the main conference. Full-conference regisration is not required to participate in this workshop.
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