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Happy Spring! Taxonomy Times #22 is blooming now

We are pleased to announce a new Taxonomy Times, the publication of the Taxonomy Division of the Special Libraries Association, is published!

 

Members may access it here, under Member resources in the left nav bar

http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLATAX/Bulletin%2C+Taxonomy+Times+-+Current+Issue

 

What does Issue #22 have for you?

o   Letter from the Chair, Wendi Pohs

o   Committee Update: Student Outreach

o   Taxonomy Architecture for Agile Product Development

o   SLA Annual in Boston—a call for reporters

o   Member Profile—Mike Doane

 

 

 

Please note that membership in the SLA Taxonomy Division and a wiki account is required to access the Bulletin.

If you have any trouble accessing the wiki, please email your wiki user name to Membership (membership@taxonomy.sla.org).

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Taxonomists, there is still time

Colleagues,

Still undecided about attending the conference in Boston June 14-16? Afraid you missed the chance to save money via the Early Bird registration deadline? Well, good news! SLA received several requests to extend that deadline, so the Early Bird rate is extended to midnight April 30.

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with one another, and to learn about the best resources, products and services available in the profession.

Sessions include Taxonomy Tool Update; Use Your Taxonomy to Classify Images; SharePoint, Metadata, and Taxonomies; and Enhancing Intranet Search. Learn more about these sessions and others at the Online Planner.

Pre-conference educational programs include Heather Hedden’s Introduction to Taxonomy, and Marjorie Hlava’s Advanced Taxonomy Topics. There are still a few seats available in each of these all-day continuing education programs on Sat., June 13; but you would be wise to register for either one of them while you’re registering for the full conference. Check out all of the taxonomy-related programming here.

So, if you haven’t already signed up, take a moment and register today! Not a member of SLA? You can still join this professional association and take advantage of the Early Bird rate. Just register here. But hurry — the early bird registration closes for good at midnight, April 30.

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Announcing Taxonomy Division programs for SLA 2015 in Boston

Colleagues:

The SLA Taxonomy Division encourages you to attend any of its sessions at the SLA Annual Conference in Boston, Mass., June 13-16, 2015. Two full day continuing education workshops, one for experienced taxonomy practitioners and one for newcomers to the profession, are also available to you. Plus, you can network with other taxonomy professionals at the No-Host dinner, Saturday, and the Open House, Monday.

Although you do not need to be a member of SLA to attend, you will achieve significant savings if you are. Join this month and save even more money. The Super Saver Registration rate, a savings of over $300, is available exclusively to SLA members, but this rate is only available until December 31st, 2014.  You can join SLA and register for the conference all in one step: https://slaconference.org/2015/portal/startNewRegistrationNewReg.ww

Continuing Education Workshops

Cost for each workshop: SLA Members–$299; Student or Retired SLA Members–$199; non-SLA Members–$399

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Advanced Taxonomy Topics
Instructors: Margie Hlava and Bob Kasenchak
Summary: Learn how to implement, manage, and maintain your taxonomy in this interactive, hands-on workshop. The course includes presentations, discussion, case studies, and hands-on activities.

Introduction to Taxonomy

Instructor: Heather Hedden
Summary: Author of The Accidental Taxonomist, Ms. Hedden brings her unique approach to teaching this popular, introductory course.

Conference Sessions

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Introduction to Developing a Better Web-based User Experience

Introductory session helps enhance your skills in developing effective and intuitive user interfaces.

Get the Picture: Use your Taxonomy to Classify Images

Join this panel of experts to learn best practices for classifying images.

Enhancing Intranet Search

Search experts from Google and IBM provide tips and tools to enhance your search experience on the Intranet.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital Libraries and Metadata: the Next Frontier

Learn the role of taxonomies in digital libraries, and how descriptive and metadata access differs from traditional cataloging.

Designing Aggregation and Knowledge Sharing Systems

Learn from industry experts what a knowledge system can do for your organization, from tracking social media to current awareness monitoring to lead identification

Taxonomy Tool Update [Quick Take]

A quick review of several taxonomy management toolsets, with links to resources for additional information.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sharepoint, Metadata, and Taxonomy [Crescendo Session]

Sharepoint experts discuss its metadata and autocategorization components (when they are the best choices, and when alternatives may be better) and how to connect Sharepoint to your other institutional systems.

Autocategorization and Human Tagging: How do They Work Together?

Learn how autocategorization can be a two-way street between human judgment and computerized application of rules, each informing and improving the other.

Big Data and Confidentiality

Hear speakers from the military and local government discuss how they manage confidentiality in their secure environments.

Networking Opportunities

Saturday, June 13, 2015

No-host dinner

Cost: Price of your dinner and beverage

Monday, June 15, 2015

Taxonomy Division Open House, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

For more details on any of these events, see the division wiki: http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLATAX/SLA+2015+Taxonomy-Related+Programs []

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First webinar of our 2015 series: Using Analytics To Improve Your Taxonomy and User Search Experience

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 1:00pm ET

Click here to register
(Registration closes 5 PM ET, January 6, 2015)

DESCRIPTION

Maintaining a taxonomy is a constant work in progress and the more tools we have in our tool kit the easier our lives and the better our taxonomies. The SLA Taxonomy Division is excited to have LeChara Gregory, a taxonomist at VMware, kicking off our 2015 webinar series. LeChara will explain the tools and processes she uses to generate analytics for search and taxonomy. Using tools such as the Google search appliance she is able to reduce time-to-find, improve the quality of her taxonomy and enhance her users’ search experience. 

PRESENTER BIO

LeChara Gregory began her VMWare career with the System Ops team where she developed and delivered various training courses for the VMWare tech staff. This led her to Knowledge Management and her career as a taxonomist for VMWare.

Please note:

  • All webinars are listed in Eastern Time.
  • The week of the webinar, you will receive information about accessing the Webinar. This information will be sent to all attendees after registration closes.
  • Webinars are free to division members. SLA members may attend for $15, or contact SLA to add the division for $20. Non-members may attend for $50. To avoid delays in processing your registration, please select the correct membership category from the dropdown.

Click here to Register for this exciting webinar

Hurry! Registration closes January 6. Access information will be sent to all registrants on January 7.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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Recording and Slides available from Choosing Your Words Carefully: Putting A Taxonomy To Use In A Peer Review System

Thank you for joining us on November 13, for the SLA Taxonomy Division Webinar “Choosing Your Words Carefully: Putting A Taxonomy To Use In A Peer Review System” presented by Anna Jester. The Slides and Recording are available to all Taxonomy Division members on our Wiki page here.

Do you have a Taxonomy story to tell? We’d love to hear from you. Let us know if you’d like to present at one of our upcoming Webinars.

Are you a member but don’t have access to the wiki? Send your wiki user name to us to get access. Detailed instructions are available here.

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Choosing Your Words Carefully: Putting A Taxonomy To Use In A Peer Review System

Time: Thurs., Nov. 13, 2014, 1:00 PM (ET)
Cost: FREE to SLA Taxonomy Division Members, $15 for SLA Members, $50 for Non-SLA
Registration: Click here
(Registration closes 5 PM ET, Nov. 11, 2014)

Summary:
We all know how important the application of appropriate terms is for search and recall, but do you know how they affect the peer review system? Publications benefit in more ways than one when using terms to correctly identify manuscripts, including accurate assignment of potential reviewers during the peer review process. Online peer review systems can also be utilized to export information, including taxonomic data, related to each manuscript, ensuring timely searching of the published literature. Join Anna Jester to learn how the keywords, subject areas, and areas of expertise stored by peer review systems can best be used before, during and after publication.

About the Presenter:
Anna Jester is Director of Sales & Marketing at eJournalPress. She began her career in publishing at Allen Press and also served as the Editor of FrontMatter. She is a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Program Committee, Technology/E-Publishing Section Editor for Science Editor, and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Poster Committee.

To Register for this exciting webinar: Either click on the above registration link or copy and paste the link into your web browser.

Hurry! Registration closes November 11. Access information will be sent to all registrants on November 12.

Please note:

  • All webinars are listed in Eastern Time.
  • The week of the webinar, you will receive information about accessing the Webinar. This information will be sent to all attendees after registration closes.
  • Webinars are free to division members. SLA members may attend for $15, or contact SLA to add the division for $20. Non-members may attend for $50. To avoid delays in processing your registration, please select the correct membership category from the dropdown.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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Networking opportunity at Taxonomy Boot Camp

If you live in the Washington DC area or if you’re planning on attending the Taxonomy Boot Camp or KM World conference this year, the SLA Taxonomy Division would like to invite you to a no-host dinner on November 3rd. No-hosts provide a great opportunity to network, socialize and talk shop. Whether you’re a veteran taxonomist or someone hoping to learn a little more about the field, we encourage you to join us!

When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm
Where: R.F.D. Washington, 810 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Who: Anyone interested in taxonomy, metadata, and related areas of practice. Non-SLA members are more than welcome, so feel free to spread the word.

Please RSVP to Ben Licciardi and Bethany Sehon (networking@taxonomy.sla.org) by Friday Oct 31st so we can get an accurate headcount. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Taxonomy Boot Camp, Nov 4-5, 2014

If you’re attending Taxonomy Boot Camp this year, come see the session on Tuesday, Nov 4, at 4:15, on “Automated Taxonomy Management.” Paula McCoy, 2015 Chair-Elect of the Taxonomy Division, will be speaking about, “Auto-Cat: Now I Have It, How Do I Manage It?” Learn some best practices for managing the early days of an autocategorization program, with examples of how ProQuest prepared its editorial staff for  autocat and how it manages ongoing QA processes. This is a great opportunity for members of the Taxonomy Division to meet one another and talk Taxonomy!

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