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Are you planning to attend any Taxonomy Division-sponsored sessions at SLA 2015? Be sure to let us know what you thought by filling out the session evaluation form online. It’s quick and provides critical input that helps us plan events year-round.

http://taxonomy.sla1.org/eval

Thanks!

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RSVP now for the no-host dinner

Hello Taxonomists!

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2015 Annual Conference on June 14-16 in Boston this year! As you know, every year the conference is filled with exciting speakers, exhibits and attendees and this year will be no exception. This SLA event offers so many opportunities to learn, connect and share with others in our field.

We have an exciting event planned for you to connect with other like-minds: our annual Taxonomy no-host dinner! As you know, this event has been created for you to come together, kick-back, and enjoy each other’s company. You do not need to be a member of the division to participate.

Here are the details for the event:
Location: Salvatore’s Restaurant, 225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA (Seaport District). Note: There are multiple locations for Salvatore’s. If you use their website for the address, please use the Seaport District location
Website: http://www.salvatoresrestaurants.com/seaport-district/
Phone: (617) 737-5454
Date: Saturday, June 13th
Time: Reservation is at 6.30pm. Please try to arrive on time to coordinate seating.
Directions: Google Map Link – Click “Directions” and add the address where you are staying
Getting There:

  • Taxi: Please ask the hotel staff or concierge to call or hail a taxi for you.
  • Walking: Salvatore’s is located about .5 miles from the convention hotel (Boston Westin Waterfront). Walk should take no more than 10-15 minutes.
  • Meet-up: If interested in walking with a group, we have a volunteer who will meet people at the small Starbucks in the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel at 6.00pm. The group will leave the hotel for the restaurant promptly at 6:15pm.

Cost: Whatever you select from the menu. Separate checks available.

If you are interested, please RSVP immediately! We want to make sure we can accommodate as many of you as possible.

Please RSVP to networking@taxonomy.sla1.org by Monday, June 8.

Once you RSVP, we will send you details on the pre-dinner meet-up and the dining logistics. So be sure to register early!

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Taxonomists, there is still time

Colleagues,

Still undecided about attending the conference in Boston June 14-16? Afraid you missed the chance to save money via the Early Bird registration deadline? Well, good news! SLA received several requests to extend that deadline, so the Early Bird rate is extended to midnight April 30.

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with one another, and to learn about the best resources, products and services available in the profession.

Sessions include Taxonomy Tool Update; Use Your Taxonomy to Classify Images; SharePoint, Metadata, and Taxonomies; and Enhancing Intranet Search. Learn more about these sessions and others at the Online Planner.

Pre-conference educational programs include Heather Hedden’s Introduction to Taxonomy, and Marjorie Hlava’s Advanced Taxonomy Topics. There are still a few seats available in each of these all-day continuing education programs on Sat., June 13; but you would be wise to register for either one of them while you’re registering for the full conference. Check out all of the taxonomy-related programming here.

So, if you haven’t already signed up, take a moment and register today! Not a member of SLA? You can still join this professional association and take advantage of the Early Bird rate. Just register here. But hurry — the early bird registration closes for good at midnight, April 30.

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Register today: Taxonomy as the Foundation for Successful Digital Asset Management: Who Gives a DAM?

Click here to register
(Registration closes 5 PM ET, May 12, 2015)

DESCRIPTION

Do you ever wonder whether your work place needs a DAM solution? Sharing and repurposing digital content via a Digital Asset Management system can result in reduced production efforts, decreased time spent locating content and overall cost savings. But what if you’ve never used a DAM or your content is disorganized and living in the various digital nooks and crannies of your employer? Join presenter Laura Fu as she guides us through designing an enterprise taxonomy and metadata schema to form the foundation of a successful DAM. The process will help you better understand your content and users’ search needs.  Enterprise taxonomy design for DAM will also lead to the discovery of content that was previously unknown to members of a corporation. And, it can be a really fun project.

SPEAKER

Laura Fu is a digital asset management implementation consultant and customer success resource with NAPC, Inc. She earned her BA in video production from Hofstra University in 2002 and her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2013. She has worked in media libraries since 2002, initially focusing on television news and video collections. In 2011 she joined the DAM team at Sears Holdings Corporation, helping to maintain digital content using corporate taxonomies and automated data enrichment workflows. Laura currently works at NAPC, overseeing DAM implementation with a focus on DAM taxonomy design.

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

Posted in Continuing Education, Events1 Comment

Last chance to register for Using Analytics To Improve Your Taxonomy and User Search Experience

Happy 2015!

And a reminder today is the last day to register for the SLA Taxonomy Division’s first webinar of 2015. Remember, this webinar is free to Taxonomy Division members!

Click here to register
(Registration closes 5 PM ET, January 6, 2015)

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 1:00pm ET

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

Posted in Continuing Education, Events2 Comments

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 []

Posted in Announcements, Boston 2015, Breaking News, Conferences, Continuing Education, Events, Networking2 Comments

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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