Events calendar

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Apr
10
Thu
SLA 2014 Vancouver – Early Bird registration deadline
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day
Jun
6
Fri
SLA 2014 Conference – June 7-10
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day

Registration for the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver is now open. Register before December 31, 2013 and get the 2014 conference at the 2013 rate!

During the conference the Taxonomy Division is offering a full slate of programs, two networking opportunities, and a full day of continuing education. A brief description of the programs we are offering is provided below. Please checkout the Taxonomy Division wiki for full program descriptions.

Remember, early registration ends December 31, 2013.

Jun
7
Sat
Introduction to Taxonomies
Jun 7 @ 4:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsors: Taxonomy

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Level: Fundamental

Cost: $299 to SLA Members, $199 for Student/Retired SLA Members, $399 for Non-SLA Members


Summary:

Experience a fast moving and powerful introduction to both the theoretical and practical aspects of building taxonomies. A well-built taxonomy is part of the foundation of the information architecture underlying web sites, corporate Intranets, search, and access to content in databases. This course introduces participants to the basic methodologies and techniques for taxonomy development, as well as providing an overview of taxonomy standards and their application in search, web sites, publishing, retail and e-commerce, records management and other organizational needs.

After defining controlled vocabularies and identifying the core standards, participants will explore key concepts of taxonomies, thesauri, indexing, classification and filtering. Discussion will include the basics of a taxonomy records and fundamental term relationships. Attendees will put concepts into practice through multiple exercises, including creating a simple taxonomy. Related software tools will also be discussed.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Taxonomy Integration: Content Management, Navigation and Search
Jun 7 @ 4:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsors: Taxonomy

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Level: Advanced

Cost: $299 to SLA Members, $199 for Student/Retired SLA Members, $399 for Non-SLA Members
Conference registration not required to participate in the CE course.


Summary:

Taxonomies are here to stay, so it’s time for taxonomists to move past the basics and gain a deeper understanding of the role that taxonomies play in organizations, especially in productivity applications like content management, web site navigation, and search. This all-day course begins with the basics of taxonomy integration, and moves on to analyze specific case studies that show how you can enrich and improve your web site, enhance your metadata, and boost your search engine’s relevance. You’ll come away with an understanding about how you can be a successful member of a software development team and have a set of Best Practices that you can apply immediately.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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No-host dinner (conference registration not required)
Jun 7 @ 2:30 pm

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Cost: Your Personal Dinner Check

If you live in the Vancouver area or will be in town for the SLA Annual Conference this year, the SLA Taxonomy Division would like to invite you to a no-host dinner on Saturday June 7th. 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!

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Jun
8
Sun
Taxonomies: Everything You Need to Know to Start a Taxonomy From Scratch
Jun 8 @ 7:45 am – 9:15 am

Sponsors: Taxonomy

Date: Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Time: 11:45 am – 1:15 pm


Summary:

Answers the questions:

  • What is a taxonomy?
  • How do I get started creating a taxonomy?

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Digital Government Strategy: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve Our Constituencies
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Sponsors: Government, Taxonomy

Date: Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Summary:

Federal and local government agencies are implementing plans to provide more services to their constituents through digital means. Representatives from the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. State Department, and the city of Vancouver will discuss their agencies’ efforts to move in that direction.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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I Don’t Have Time for Metadata! Adding Automated Categorization to your Workflow
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsors: Taxonomy, Information Technology

Date: Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm


Summary:

Automated categorization is a means of extending your expertise past what you can possibly categorize manually. During software set-up, some of your expertise is transferred to the software, which can then process much more material than you could ever process manually. Hear from a panel of librarians who have worked with auto-categorization products. Learn how auto-categorization was embedded into their workflows, as well as what they learned about the challenges, costs and required skill sets. Have some experience with auto-categorization? There will be opportunity to share your insights as well.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Jun
9
Mon
The Bionic InfoPro – Machine Augmentation of Competitive Intelligence
Jun 9 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am

Sponsors: Taxonomy, Competitive Intelligence

Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am


Summary:

Competitive intelligence work is an intensely analytical process. It relies on human knowledge and expertise. A panel of analysts will discuss how an analyst’s knowledge might be profiled as a taxonomy or an ontology for machine assisted analysis.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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The Search for Meaning and Semantics: Taxonomies Get it Done
Jun 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

Sponsors: Taxonomy, Pharma

Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am


Summary:

Semantic search – a phrase that is increasingly used in the popular as well as the professional literature. What does it look like, and how will it work. Panelists will present their visions of semantic search. Program is designed to be interactive with audience participation – suggestions for functions and features they see in the future.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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SPOTLIGHT SESSION – Information Overload: Taking Advantage of Taxonomies
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sponsors: Knowledge Management, Records Management, Taxonomy

Date: Monday June 9, 2014

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm


Summary:

Information overload is not a new problem. However, many organizations are taking a new approach to managing this challenge. Enterprise content management (ECM) tools offer organizations the advantage of integrating websites, repositories, collaboration sites, blogs, wikis, and other information formats. Maximizing the effectiveness of ECM tools, however, requires the use of metadata and taxonomies to focus in on the needed information. In this session, ECM managers share strategies to increase the effectiveness of ECM tools as knowledge management platforms.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Taxonomy Division Open House
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm

Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014

Time: Evening, TBC

Location: TBC

Join us for the opportunity to network with people who are involved with or interested in creating, managing or using taxonomies and other forms of controlled vocabularies.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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Jun
10
Tue
Teach me! SharePoint, Metadata and Taxonomy Lessons from Experience
Jun 10 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am

Sponsors: Taxonomy, Government

Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am


Summary:

SharePoint’s architecture has built-in components for metadata and auto-categorization. Panelists will discuss how these components work, when the built-in components are the best choice, when an alternative might be a better option, and how to connect Sharepoint to your other institutional systems.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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eDiscovery: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sponsors: Knowledge Management, Taxonomy, Environment & Resource Management

Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm


Summary:

With records retention policies and legal hold procedures subject to increasing judicial system scrutiny, Records Managers can no longer afford to be ignorant of eDiscovery. Join us for a presentation of eDiscovery essentials! This presentation will use the document lifecycle to clearly differentiate the roles and responsibilities of records management professionals, taxonomists, forensic experts and litigation attorneys in the eDiscovery process. Presenters will discuss how records managers can take on leadership roles within their organizations by developing organizational governance policies which address legal hold mechanisms, facilitate court mandated searching requirements, and to support their organization’s legal team through the litigation process.

Conference registration: http://www.sla.org/attend/2014-annual-conference/

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