[Metadatalibrarians] Controlled Vocabulary and Taxonomy Design (online class)

Rory Litwin rlitwin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 10:00:23 PDT 2017

Controlled Vocabulary and Taxonomy Design

Instructor: Jillian Wallis
Dates: September 5th to 30th, 2017
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175


This four-week course presents an overview of taxonomy design principles,
methods for building a controlled vocabulary, and an examination of
selected controlled vocabularies. This course was designed to prepare
practicing librarians to understand the role, defend the use of controlled
vocabularies, and to participate in the development of specialized thesauri
or glossaries for specific projects.

Topics include:
- Introduction to Controlled Vocabulary and Taxonomy Design
- Types of Controlled Vocabularies
- Taxonomy Planning and Design
- Taxonomy Construction and Development
- Hierarchical Structure and Relationships
- Taxonomy Display and Navigation
- Taxonomy Implementation and Management

As a part of the course, students will build a toy taxonomy that will allow
them to see the real challenges that arise when going through the process
of taxonomy development and how to resolve them. The entire course is
grounded in the existing NISO standards so that you can be sure that you
are building taxonomies appropriately.

Jillian Wallis is currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr.
Christine L. Borgman in the Graduate School of Education & Information
Studies at UCLA. She researches the data practices and collaboration of
researchers at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing. She graduated
from UCLA with an MLIS in 2005, and received her Ph.D. in 2012. Her
dissertation, entitled, “The Distribution of Data Management Responsibility
within Scientific Research Groups” described the various data management
activities performed by researchers, and who did what activity when within
a given research group. She has developed and taught a data management
course with Dr. Borgman that is given annually in the Information Studies
department, as well as workshops on controlled vocabulary design and
computing skills for MLIS students, including HTML, programming in Python,
and database concepts.

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation
is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction (as
long as it is not full). The "Register" button on the website goes to our
credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or
institutional credit cards. (Be sure to use the appropriate billing
address). If your institution wants us to send a billing statement or wants
to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make
arrangements: inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com

Demo course:



Check out our jingle:

Subscribe to our mailing list

More information about the Metadatalibrarians mailing list