If you need a detailed introduction to taxonomy concepts, we hope you'll take the full day CE course offered at SLA 2019, Taxonomy Design & Creation. However, if you can't, and you want to understand the differences between a taxonomy, a thesaurus, and an ontology, come to this session to learn some of the basics of information organization structures, rules and standards.
Speaker: Heather Kotula is Access Innovations’ Vice President of Marketing and Communications, directing activities including trade shows, conferences, online and social media presence, and corporate identity maintenance. She coordinates the annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meetings. She has worked on taxonomies for Access Innovations since 1987 and given workshops and presentations about their construction and use. She created taxonomy related games to enhance the workshop experience. She edited Marjorie Hlava’s The TaxoBook. She is active in SLA, currently serving as chair of the Taxonomy Division, president of the Route 66 Chapter, and a member of the Annual Conference Advisory Council for 2020.
Moderator: Janice Keeler, Taxonomy Division Treasurer and Chair, 2019 Program Planning
Length: 20 minutes
Unit Sponsors: Taxonomy, Information Technology