Heather Hedden Taxonomy Workshop

Registration is open for Heather Hedden’s “Introduction to Taxonomy Design & Creation” workshop, Sat. June 15, 8am-4pm Cleveland, OH. $415 ($225 for SLA members.) It is at the The Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference.  The “SLA is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners in business, government, academic, and other “specialized” settings. If you manage information and/or knowledge resources for organizations and their stakeholders—such as business executives, government agency staff, university faculty and students, association members, nonprofit funders, and law firm partners—SLA is your professional home!

Many other interesting topics are covered, see the links above.

Knowledge Modeling by Heather Hedden

Our favorite Taxonomist, Heather Hedden, has a new article and graphic on her blog, on Knowledge Modeling. Round out your knowledge of Taxonomy by giving it a read! She says:

A knowledge model is not just a fancy buzzword for a controlled vocabulary. It’s more complex than that. A knowledge model is more similar to a knowledge organization system, which I defined in an earlier blog post. As a system or a model, it comprises not only the concepts, their labels and attributes, and their relationships, but also rules or policies for their use. Furthermore, a knowledge model is either a complex type of knowledge organization system, such as a thesaurus or an ontology, or a set of multiple controlled vocabularies to be used in combination for the same content set  that form a set of taxonomies, such as facets, but it is not a simple single controlled vocabulary. The designation of “model” is also what is used for RDF, SKOS, and OWL-based systems. These are often called semantic models.