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Pre-Conference Workshop: Taxonomy Fundamentals
at Taxonomy Boot Camp London conference

Format: Full-day pre-conference interactive workshop
Participant Cost: TBD
Date: Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Olympia London conference center, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, UK W14 8UX

With the growth of electronic information, taxonomies are increasingly used for organizing information and content in document and asset management systems, across enterprises, and on Web sites. For those that have little experience with taxonomies and would like to be brought up to speed prior to the main conference, 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, this pre-conference workshop is being offered. It will provide recommended best practices for how to create terms, relationships, and variants for different kinds of taxonomies or controlled vocabularies, and will also introduce different software tools (with live demos) for doing so. Topics also include taxonomy and thesaurus displays, faceted taxonomies, sources for terms, and project approaches. 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 them better, this class will help prepare you.


Workshop Outline

1. Definitions and Types of Taxonomies and other Knowledge Organization Systems

2. Applications, Uses, and Benefits of Taxonomies and other Knowledge Organization Systems

3. Creating and Wording of Terms

4. Synonyms, Alternative Labels, Nonpreferred Terms

5. Sources for Terms

6. Term Relationships

7. Hierarchy Designs

8. Facet Design

9. Software Tools

10. Project Process & Management

11. Taxonomy Maintenance and Governance



Registration is available through the Taxonomy Boot Camp London website.
If you wish to register for the full conference, use the priority code SPEAKER25 to get 25% off the regulary price.



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