Ensuring Semantic Interoperability and Creating Interoperable Taxonomies

When:  Jun 16, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Taxonomy - Open Community

Within their enterprises, information professionals are often aware of the need for interoperability, whether they are simply starting a new pick list in SharePoint, enriching an existing taxonomy in a cost-effective way, or establishing a robust structure for cross-database and cross-lingual indexing and searching.  Understand the theory, and dive deeply into the concepts of microthesauri, satellite vocabularies, open umbrella structures, metathesauri, virtual harmonization through Linked Data, and bridge ontologies in this Master Class sponsored by the Taxonomy Division.


Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Information Science at Kent State University.  She holds a Ph.D. from School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, etc.), Linked Data, metadata, smart data and big data, database quality control, and digital humanities, with over 100 research papers, 5 books (including Metadata 2nd). She has received grants from NSF, IMLS, OCLC, Fulbright, and others. She has chaired or served on committees, working groups, and executive boards for IFLA, SLA, ASIS&T, NISO, ISO (25964 Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies), DCMI, ISKO, and W3C.

Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. and has worked with/or built over 600 taxonomies in over 2000 engagements. She was a committee member on the Dublin Core, the NISO thesaurus Z39.19, DOI syntax, Contributed Meta-data set which underpins CrossRef, Credit taxonomy for authors, and many other standards. She shared her expertise authoring over 200 articles and five books, including the Taxobook series. She is a frequent speaker and professionally active. She was the founding chair of SLA Taxonomy Division and chaired IT Division. She received the SLA Presidents Award for information standards work and the John Cotton Dana award.

Moderator: Janice Keeler, Taxonomy Division Treasurer and Chair, 2019 Program Planning

Level: Advanced / Master Class

Unit Sponsors: Taxonomy, Information Technology


SLA 2019 Annual Conference
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH 44113