Hedden Information Management
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Onsite Workshop: Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
Taxonomies are becoming popular for organizing information in business knowledge management, enterprise content management systems, and intranets. Are these taxonomies different from literature retrieval thesauri? How does one go about creating a taxonomy? This workshop 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 for doing so.
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 better, this workshop will get you on your way.
2. Creating & Wording of Terms
3. Non-Preferred Terms
4. Creating Term Relationships
5. Thesaurus Display Options
6. Hierarchies, Categories, and Facets
8. Sources for Terms
9. Project process
10. Related topics
11. Types of work available and marketing
Continuing Education online registration form (external link)
Cost is $220 full price, or $175for Simmons GSLIS alumni.
If paying by check, make it out to “Simmons College” and mail it to:
All registration questions should be directed to Kris Liberman.
All enrolled attendees will receive a Certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for one unit, which will be mailed to them after the workshop.
Simmons College provides Professional Development Points (PDPs) according to the Massachusetts Department of Education requirements for certification revised as of 7/1/00. Attendees who request PDPs for (re)certification will earn 7 PDPs for this one-day workshop
Comments from Past Students
Instructor was great. Made a seemingly dry but important subject interesting. Enjoyed her exercises and student interaction.
It was well structured and very well targeted towards me: the information professional who needed to understand these terms and standards more precisely.
Good overview of the general topic.
It was high-value all around.
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