SOLD OUT: Introduction to Taxonomy Creation

Speaker Miraida Morales
Miraida is an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University. Before entering the PhD program at Rutgers, she was the taxonomist at 1stdibs, an online marketplace of antiques and design--a position she obtained after receiving her MLIS from Rutgers. Before working with libraries and taxonomy, Miraida worked in international trade ...

Miraida is an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers University. Before entering the PhD program at Rutgers, she was the taxonomist at 1stdibs, an online marketplace of antiques and design--a position she obtained after receiving her MLIS from Rutgers. Before working with libraries and taxonomy, Miraida worked in international trade book publishing for 8 years. She also holds an MA in French Studies from New York University and lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Full Description

Registration for this program has reached full capacity. Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org to be placed on our waiting list. You will be notified if any space becomes available.

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of taxonomy creation. Topics discussed will include different types of taxonomies such as enterprise vs. navigational taxonomies, facets and hierarchies, as well as thesauri and ontologies. Participants will understand the benefits of using taxonomies as well as its various applications to enable and support resource finding. The workshop will include as well discussion of practical matters such as cost, tools and software, and taxonomy management. In order to gain deeper understanding, participants will engage in a series of exercises related to aspects of taxonomy creation such as defining a subject scope, selecting terms, determining their relationships, and identifying facets.

Who should attend: 
This workshop is intended for beginners and those with no practical taxonomy experience.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the benefits and applications of a taxonomy
  • Have clear understanding of components of a taxonomy and the difference between a taxonomy, a thesaurus and an ontology
  • Be able to apply these concepts and create a basic working taxonomy for a small collection of resources



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When?

Mon, Feb. 24, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003