Friday, May 11, 2012

A Brand New Day

I have recently taken on the position of Public Relations Chair for the Taxonomy Division of the Special Libraries Association. I was honored to be asked to join the board and will do my best to support the division during my tenure. I have spent the past week or so getting my feet wet, and look forward to working for the division in the upcoming year.

I have posted information on upcoming events at the SLA conference hosted by the division in an earlier post and I would highly recommend anyone who is at the conference to check them out. There are some great offering this year on taxonomy development, ontologies etc.

I will probably be posting more about the division events in the upcoming weeks as my tenure moves forward. I also want to note that the division has also recently launched a new website at taxonomy.sla.org that will have information on the division and our upcoming events.

I am happy to take questions on my blog or via twitter (@georgedpr) should anyone have any questions about the division.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Interested in Taxonomies?

The Taxonomy Division of SLA is offering a full slate of program sessions and a full day continuing education workshop at the SLA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, July 14-18, 2012. There has been one slight update to the program list, noted below. Also, the early-bird registration deadline for the conference is May 11. 


Click the links above and below for more information:


Taxonomy Division Sessions July 16-18:
  • Taxonomy Design for the Short on Time
  • Digital Asset Management: Techniques for Indexing Non-Textual Content
  • Three M's: Mapping, Merging, and Multi-lingual Taxonomies
  • Reinventing Library Skills
  • SPOTLIGHT SESSION: E-Discovery
  • Methodologies for Taxonomy Project Management (Changed topic and format to facilitated discussion.)
  • Adding Value to Content through Linked Data
  • Taxonomy Division Open House - networking opportunity
  • Keeping Your Taxonomy Fresh and Relevant
  • Impact of Technical Standards on Metadata and Controlled Vocabulary Projects
The workshop is Saturday, July 14:  Transforming Your Schema and Taxonomies into an Ontology.  You may attend the workshop without registering for the conference and vice versa, or join us for both!


Conference Overview and Registration: http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/ac2012/index.cfm


Online Conference Schedule: http://sla2012.sched.org/ 


Taxonomy Division Sessions: http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLATAX/SLA+2012+Annual+Conference+-+Taxonomy-Related+Programs

The Taxonomy Division offers a practical context for exploring issues and sharing experiences related to planning, creating and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, authority files, ontologies, and other controlled vocabularies and information structures. For more information, visit http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLATAX