Webinar Series: Taxonomy Maintenance and Governance in the Age of Big Data

April 23, 2014

Date: May 16, 2014 Time: 1:00pm ET Join Ralph Tamlyn and Wendi Pohs to hear about Taxonomy Governance and Maintenance in the age of Big Data. They’ll share best practices and common pratfalls, based on their experience at IBM, and at other large corporate sites. Ralph Tamlyn is an independent Taxonomy, Ontology, and Classification Metadata […]

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Taxonomy A to Z at SLA 2014

April 10, 2014

Taxonomists – whether you’re an experienced professional, a novice, or wondering what the term means – Special Libraries Association (SLA) has something for you. This year’s annual conference will be June 8 – 10 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and includes educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities that will let you meet and mingle with […]

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Taxonomy Educational Opportunities

March 31, 2014

Hurry! Time is running out for Early Bird registration for SLA Vancouver 2014! Discounted rates end Friday, April 11. Save money on conference registration. Register today! While you’re registering for the conference, you can also sign up for one of the Taxonomy Division’s exciting CE workshops. Whether you’re new to the field of taxonomy, or […]

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Committees and volunteer opportunities – get involved!

March 27, 2014

Do you want to get involved in the division, but you’re not sure where to start? The Taxonomy Division is always looking for volunteers – either for specific one-time tasks or for ongoing committee roles. As key Division players, committee chairs and committee members make a significant contribution to the health and activities of the […]

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SLA Taxonomy Members: Consider the SLA Annual Conference this June

March 24, 2014

The SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, June 7-10, 2014, is not only a great opportunity for educational sessions and networking, it’s in a great location for adding some vacation time. Vancouver is a beautiful city with lots to see and do, and it’s also a major departure point for cruises to Alaska. The SLA […]

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Taxonomy Times #17 has arrived

February 3, 2014

Happy 2014! The first Taxonomy Times of 2014 is available now! Read the full Taxonomy Times on the wiki.  This issue includes:   Letter from our new Division Chair Committee Updates and Annual Reports New Members Member Profile: Ann Pool Division Awards   Wiki and division membership are required to view the full edition.  If […]

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Leadership transition

January 30, 2014

It’s that time of year, when the Taxonomy Division leadership changes. Starting this month, these are your elected officers Chair: Kathleen McElhinney (chair@taxonomy.sla.org) Chair-Elect: Wendi Pohs (chair-elect@taxonomy.sla.org) Past-Chair: Janice Keeler (past-chair@taxonomy.sla.org) Secretary: Mindy Carner (continuing her 2-year term; secretary@taxonomy.sla.org) Treasurer: Cynthia Knowles (beginning her 2-year term; treasurer@taxonomy.sla.org) We want to hear from you! Comments, questions, […]

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Register today for the annual business meeting online

January 24, 2014

Please join us for the SLA Taxonomy Division annual business meeting on February 7, 2014 from 1:00-2:30PM Eastern (noon Central, 10am Pacific). We’ll review 2013’s Division highlights, and outline our plans for 2014. Then, on to the fun part of the meeting: Mike Crandall, Senior Lecturer and Director, iAffiliates Program at University of Washington Information […]

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7:30 pm I Don’t Have Time for Metadata! Adding Automated Categorization to your Workflow
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Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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