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What kinds of programs are you interested in having in 2012? Join us in conversation about the kinds of programming you would like to see. Taxonomy use cases? Metadata? Ontologies? You tell us, and we'll do our best to find you webinar speakers that address your development needs.
Friday, March 2, 2012, 1-2pm eastern
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
You manage a taxonomy, thesaurus, or some other kind of controlled vocabulary using a proprietary tool or perhaps even by emailing around spreadsheets to each other. You've heard about the Simple Knowledge Organization System standard, but what does it have to do with your vocabularies, and what does it have to do with the semantic web? Come learn how this W3C standard can help you ease into semantic technology and better manage your vocabularies at both small and large scales.
Bob DuCharme is a Solution Architect at TopQuadrant, the leading provider of software and solutions for modeling, developing and deploying semantic web applications. He has been writing and speaking on semantic web technology since 2002. Earlier in his career he did development and data and systems architecture at Moody's Investors Service and LexisNexis. Bob is the author of the O'Reilly book "Learning SPARQL" and several books on XML-related technology for publishers such as Prentice-Hall and Manning.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tom Reamy will join us to speak about how to integrate taxonomies, often human-crafted, with machine-based text analytics tools. Can they work together? How does that happen?
Tom Reamy is currently the Chief Knowledge Architect and founder of KAPS Group, a group of knowledge architecture, taxonomy, and eLearning consultants. Tom has 20 years of experience in information architecture, intranet management and consulting, and education and training software.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Heather Hedden is a taxonomy consultant with Project Performance Corporation, helping varied commercial clients develop taxonomies and metadata strategies for web or internal content management. She also teaches online continuing education workshops in taxonomy creation through Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Heather previously worked as a taxonomist at First Wind, Viziant Corporation, Thomson/Gale, and her own consulting business of Hedden Information Management. She is chair of the mentoring committee\ of the Taxonomy Division of SLA and the founder and past manager of the Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG of the American Society for Indexing. Heather is the author numerous trade journal articles and the book, The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc., 2010).
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The Taxonomy Division of the Special Libraries Association presents
The traditional use of taxonomy is still valid and tremendously significant, enabling precise and complete search returns. However, with the evolution of web and search technologies, there are new approaches that help users discover additional resources, make effective collaborations, and better use the mountains of information available to them. "We'll explore how organizations in publishing, the public sector, and private industries can get the most from their taxonomies in these sessions," said Marjorie M.K. Hlava, president of Access Innovations and one of the presenters.
These free webinars are a benefit of membership in the Special Libraries Association's Taxonomy Division. To join SLA, click here: http://www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm. If you already belong to SLA but not the Taxonomy Division, click here: http://www.sla.org/content/membership/unitchange.cfm to add the Taxonomy Division for just $20. See below for more details on SLA and the Taxonomy Division.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava
Marjorie M.K. Hlava
Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D.
Solving these types or problems will create new opportunities for collaboration among researchers, and greater discoverability for publishers, authors, and institutional repositories, Ven Eman explains.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava and Joe Shepley
Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D
In the modern environment of Web-hosted content, where users can instantly find and access vast numbers of works, the competitive value of a journal article, a book, or a collection is increasingly derived from users' ability to connect the information contained within the works themselves with other content that is important to them. This ability to create instant connections between works that have been heretofore kept separate or "siloed" ? by journal title, content type, or publishing house ? represents a revolution in the way users search for, consume, and pay for information. This trend has been happening for several years, often to the commercial disadvantage of publishers: by indexing every page on the Web, Google has changed the economy of publishing to one that is increasingly based around the article or the chapter, rather than the journal or the book. Instead of starting at a journal's home page, users go directly to articles, bypassing the publisher's home page branding and revenue-generating advertising . Google has effectively become the "hub" connecting all content on the Web. Nearly all of the major publishing organizations are discovering that in order to protect their brands and preserve the value of subscription sales, they need to become more active participants in this process and create new paths that enable users to find additional value within their content collections.
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Marjorie M.K. Hlava is the founding Chair of the SLA Taxonomy Division. She has been involved with more than 200 taxonomies over the past 38 years. She is a pioneer in the data management industry and co-founded Access Innovations in 1978. Hlava is a previous member of the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and a former president of ASIDIC (now NFAIS, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services), and the Board of Documentation Abstracts. She has held numerous other positions in professional information societies, is co-author of the ASIS&T Thesaurus and was a member of the standards development team for ANSI/NISO Z39.19 (controlled vocabulary) and ANSI/NISO Z39.84 (Dublin Core). She serves on the Content Board for NISO and is an active member of the Networked Knowledge Organization System (NKOS).
Jay Ven Eman is the CEO of Access Innovations. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Washington, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and a doctorate in business from the University of Colorado. Ven Eman is past president of ASIDIC and has given workshops, presentations, and seminars on ontologies, topic maps, database development, legacy file conversions, SMGL, HTML, XML, and related copies.
Joe Shepley is Vice President and Practice leader for Doculabs a Privately Held; Information Technology and Services company. His areas of expertise include Corporate strategy, Enterprise 2.0, e-discovery and litigation readiness, taxonomy, process improvement, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) processes and technologies, SDLC methodologies, ITIL (V3 Foundation), Project management (PMP). He is a regular Contributor to CMSWire and AIIM E2.0 Community Blog.
These free webinars are a benefit of membership in the Special Libraries Association's Taxonomy Division.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves almost 9,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. For more information, visit www.sla.org.
The Taxonomy Division addresses ways to organize and structure information so that content is accessible and useful. It offers a practical context for exploring issues and sharing experiences related to planning, creating and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, authority files, and other controlled vocabularies and information structures. The division encompasses traditional and emerging cognitive approaches to organizing information and the full range of settings in which taxonomies are applied. For more information, visit http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLATAX
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