Save the Date: Taxonomy Consulting Webinar

Presenter : Heather Hedden

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm Eastern


Taxonomy consulting, a specialty area within information management or knowledge management consulting, is a growing area that information professionals may want to consider. Companies, nonprofits, and government agencies have an increasing number of documents and content items that they need better organized in order to manage and find. A taxonomy needs to be customized for an organization’s contents, its users, and its needs. Designing and creating a taxonomy is a type of short-term project most suitable for consultants. Following an introduction to the types and uses of taxonomies, this webinar covers taxonomy consulting clients, project types, scoping and proposals, phases and components, deliverables, and administrative matters, and concludes with a look at taxonomy and related skills.


Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Gale, a Cengage Learning Company. Previously, she worked as a taxonomist at Viziant and First Wind and as taxonomy consultant with the consultancy PPC and self-employed through Hedden Information Management. As a consultant, Heather designed and developed numerous taxonomies and metadata strategies for both web content and internal content management for diverse client. She is a past officer (Mentoring and Membership Committees) of the Taxonomy Division of SLA, volunteered on a NISO bibliographic working group, and is currently  on the national board of the American Society for Indexing. Heather teaches online workshops in taxonomy creation through Hedden Information Management and is author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc., 2010, 2016).


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