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Saturday, June 7 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Introduction to Taxonomies

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Experience a fast moving and powerful introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of building taxonomies. A well-built taxonomy is part of the foundation of the information architecture underlying web sites, corporate Intranets, search, and access to content in databases. This course introduces participants to the basic methodologies and techniques for taxonomy development, as well as providing an overview of taxonomy standards and their application in search, web sites, publishing, retail and e-commerce, records management and other organizational needs. After defining controlled vocabularies and identifying the core standards, participants will explore key concepts of taxonomies, thesauri, indexing, classification and filtering. Discussion will include the basics of a taxonomy records and fundamental term relationships. Attendees will put concepts into practice through multiple exercises, including creating a simple taxonomy. Related software tools will also be discussed.

Program Take-Aways 

  1. Understand the full range of options and applications of taxonomies

  2. Understand the basic building blocks of taxonomies and how to create the taxonomy itself. 

  3. Understanding of the power or implementation of the taxonomy 

  4. Awareness of the underlying architecture and accompanying standards for taxonomies

  5. Awareness of case studies and implementations of taxonomies in real world cases. 

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Marjorie M. K. Hlava

President, Access Innovations, Inc.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. Very well known in the international information arena, she is the founding Chair of the new SLA Taxonomy Division established in August 2009. She is past president of NFAIS (2002-2003), the organization... Read More →

Bob Kasenchak

Project Manager and Taxonomist, Access Innovations

Saturday June 7, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Convention Centre West, Room 215 & 216

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