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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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Registration closes today for Choosing Your Words Carefully: Putting A Taxonomy To Use In A Peer Review System

Hurry! Registration closes at 5 PM ET today for Thursday’s webinar – Choosing Your Words Carefully: Putting A Taxonomy To Use In A Peer Review System. Click here to register.

Details

Time: Thurs., Nov. 13, 2014, 1:00 PM (ET)
Cost: FREE to SLA Taxonomy Division Members, $15 for SLA Members, $50 for Non-SLA Members
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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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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Webinar registration open for Recent Advances in Search Features and How They Aid Findability

Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 1:00pm ET

Want to improve your searching speed and efficiency? Recent advances in the Ecommerce and Web Search sectors are now readily available in search software. These features, such as typeahead searching and auto-redirect, increase search speed. Other advances include improvements to the search results page presentation, and post-search refinements that can lead to more precise results. Join Jordan Cassel and Brian Eisenberg, both of Earley & Associates, as they highlight examples from the leading software vendors, and show how you can apply these enhancements to your organization.

About the Presenters:

Jordan Cassel serves as a search and taxonomy consultant at Earley & Associates. He attended San Jose State School of Library & Information Science and has held roles in information management and retrieval at organizations including the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Edmunds.com and YP.com.

Brian Eisenberg is an associate search and taxonomy consultant at Earley & Associates. He holds an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State School of Library & Information Science and has worked at the Library of Congress, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, and Guitar Center/Musician’s Friend.

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

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: Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the-Book Indexing Compared

Thank you for joining us for the July 10, SLA Taxonomy Division Webinar presented by Heather Hedden. The slides and recording are available to members now on the wiki.

Do you have a Taxonomy story to tell? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the Professional Development Committee if you’d like to present at one of our upcoming Webinars.

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Register today for “Thesaurus creation and back-of-the-book indexing compared”

Registration closes tomorrow – Tuesday, July 8 – at 5pm ET for the upcoming webinar “Thesaurus creation and back-of-the-book indexing compared” with Heather Hedden. Register today!
NOTE: All registrants will receive their access information on Wednesday, July 9.

Date: July 10, 2014
Time: 1:00pm ET

Creating a thesaurus (a more formal kind of taxonomy to support indexing and retrieval) in many ways is similar to creating a back-of-the-book index, but there are also subtle yet significant differences that might not be readily apparent. This presentation compares key points, including creating multiple points of entry, forming hierarchical structure, and indicating related topics, with examples in all cases. Whether or not you have experience in either thesaurus creation or indexing, this presentation will be of interest.

Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning, a position that she held from 1996 to 2004, when the company was the Gale division of Thomson Learning, and to which she returned in early 2014. In the intervening decade, Heather worked as a taxonomist at various employers and as an independent taxonomy consultant (Hedden Information Management). At Cengage, she manages controlled vocabularies for the indexing and retrieval of Gale research database content and taxonomies for educational products. Additionally Heather teaches online workshops in taxonomy creation through the continuing education program of Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc., 2010).

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

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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