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Taxonomy Division [clear filter]
Saturday, July 14

8:00am CDT

Transforming Your Schema and Taxonomies into an Ontology

PRICE: $325.00 Member/ $99.00 Student Member/ $470.00 Non-Member

Ontologies are the next level of complexity in the realm of classification schemes and information warehousing. They retain the power and capabilities of taxonomies and thesauri while providing inferencing and business rule adherence. They can provide both precision and recall when modeled correctly. What confuses many people is how to use their existing metadata schema, taxonomies and thesauri as a starting point for an organizational ontology. If you're familiar with taxonomies and metadata schema, it's not as hard as you might think. This course will show you how the pieces fit together.

Christine Connors, TriviumRLG LLC


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

6:30pm CDT

Taxonomy Division No-Host Dinner

Interested in taxonomies? Join us for a no-host dinner with others working in the field. We'll meet for drinks at 6:30 with dinner to follow. This session is open to all; but RSVP to Janice Keeler at janice.keeler@nera.com is required. Please RSVP before July 11th at 5pm
Out-of-town members: Please include your hotel information if you would like to coordinate rides with other members.

Saturday July 14, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna 130 South Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
Sunday, July 15

1:00pm CDT

Taxonomy Division Board Meeting

Division executive board meeting

Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, PDR #2
Monday, July 16

8:00am CDT

Taxonomy Design for the Short on Time

A quick-start guide to implementing a taxonomy program, with an emphasis on building buy-in and leveraging existing standards and pre-published vocabularies.

Kathleen McElhinney, University of South Dakota 

Fred Leise, Contextual Analysis LLC


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Conventon Center, Room E253C

12:00pm CDT

Three M's: Mapping, Merging, and Multi-lingual Taxonomies

Developing a sound taxonomy is a challenge in itself, but what happens when a taxonomist needs to harmonize existing or legacy vocabularies, create crosswalks or mappings between taxonomies, or address a multi-lingual audience? This session will present tips and case studies for bridging multiple vocabularies, taxonomies, and languages.

Heather Hedden, Hedden Information Management; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

4:00pm CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Reinventing Library Skills

Case studies and practical advice for transporting library skill sets to new areas of the information profession or to entirely new careers, with a focus on reinventing skills to stay competitive in a tight economy; branching out, and developing in areas that are still relevant to SLA.

Mary Talley, Talley Partners

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Deborah Hunt, Information Edge; Ethel Salonen, The MITRE Corporation

Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B
Tuesday, July 17

10:00am CDT

Taxonomy Division Business Meeting: Content Enrichment

The program segment will provide an overview of the role of taxonomy in generating "smart content": entity extraction, automated indexing, and automated linking.  We’ll also cover differences in taxonomic approach and technologies for automated vs. manual indexing.

Ahren Lehnert, RTI International

Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room S403B

4:00pm CDT

Adding Value to Content through Linked Data

Linked Data uses the Web to connect related data that were not previously linked. This session will provide an overview of linked data, its sources, and the value that information specialists can deliver through linking and integrating content and data from open sources.

Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies; Joel Richard, Smithsonian Libraries





Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

8:30pm CDT

Taxonomy Division Open House

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. We will have a fun ice-breaker activity and a cash bar, but the main focus is the opportunity to meet and talk to others in this field.

Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room
Wednesday, July 18

8:00am CDT

Keeping Your Taxonomy Fresh and Relevant

Once a taxonomy has been deployed, the real challenge is keeping it relevant, up to date, and aligned to organizational objectives. This session will highlight cases, tools, and best practices for governing and maintaining a taxonomy. The session will also examine the impact of taxonomy changes on previously-tagged content.

Matt Johnson, EMC Corporation; Fran Alexander, BBC Technology, Distribution, and Archives





Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

10:00am CDT

Impact of Technical Standards on Metadata and Controlled Vocabulary Projects

Standards are part of our daily lives.  When embarking on a vocabulary or metadata project, we often turn to standards to guide our decisions to structure items a certain way or determine how detailed to be with different metadata types.  Panelists will discuss how technical standards played a part in developing features based on user requirements, accessing vendors and implementing their vocabulary and metadata projects.  They will also provide tips on how to traverse technical standards documentation.

Janel Kinlaw, NPR

Paulette Hasier, ARTI; Hannah Sommers, NPR; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation




Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E258

12:00pm CDT

Digital Asset Management: Techniques for Indexing Non-Textual Content

This session will provide an overview and case studies of using controlled vocabularies and metadata schema to index and manage non-textual content including video, still images, and audio files. The session will focus on the unique standards, best practices, tools, and challenges of DAM. The session will also address how the DAM approach differs from (and integrates with) the management of textual content.

Leigh Montgomery, Christian Science Monitor

Rene Aranzamendez, Getty Images; David Riecks, ControlledVocabulary.com; Laura Fu, Sears Holdings Corporation; Randall Marcinko, MEI




Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

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