Heather Hedden will be signing copies of her book, The Accidental Taxonomist.
About the book:
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden—one of today’s leading writers, instructors, and consultants on indexing and taxonomy topics—walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensible English.
Drawing on numerous real-world examples, Hedden explains how to create terms and relationships, select taxonomy management software, design taxonomies for human versus automated indexing, manage enterprise taxonomy projects, and adapt taxonomies to various user interfaces. The result is a practical and essential guide for information professionals who need to effectively create or manage taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri.
About the author:
Heather Hedden has been developing and editing taxonomies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies since 1995 for various employers and also as an independent consultant. Previously she was a user of controlled vocabularies as a database indexer. Heather currently works as a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning for both Gale and educational products. She also teaches online continuing education workshops in taxonomy creation through Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Heather was previously chair of the mentoring committee of the Taxonomy Division of SLA.