Taxonomy Community

About the Taxonomy Community

The Taxonomy Community in the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 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 Community encompasses traditional and emerging cognitive approaches to organizing information and the full range of settings in which taxonomies are applied.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Taxonomy Community is to be a community of information professionals with an interest in taxonomies, ontologies, thesauri, authority files, and other controlled vocabularies, cultivating shared interest by pooling expertise, providing challenging and relevant year-round learning opportunities, and nurturing a vibrant, responsive and sustainable unit within the Special Libraries Association.

Taxonomy Community Committees:

For more information about each committee and/or volunteering on a committee, please see the Volunteer page.

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