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
  • 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

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