Taxonomies help connect and guide users to desired content, whether through searching or browsing. As the volume and importance of content has grown, so has the role for taxonomies.
This free webinar by Heather Hedden (pictured at left) will cover the basics of how to create a new taxonomy from scratch, regardless of the system implementation. Heather is a senior vocabulary editor at Gale/Cengage, where she edits the subject thesaurus for Gale research database products and develops discipline taxonomies for Cengage educational products. She also has been providing taxonomy consulting services through her own business, Hedden Information Management, for 12 years, and is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist.
To find out more and register, please visit the event page. Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
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