This opportunity for learning is much like a mulligan in golf. The three-part webinar series on “Practical Taxonomy Creation” by Heather Hedden,¬†was actually held in January, but the webinars were recorded and are available for a replay purchase.

This is a great learning opportunity for indexers wanting to expand their skill set and create a wider vista for work. Where are taxonomies and controlled vocabularies needed? Periodical and database indexing and large, multi-volume back-of-the-book indexing projects use controlled vocabularies.

The need for taxonomies is especially growing in publishing, in marketing, in large corporate or government document or content management systems, image and multimedia collections, all kinds of websites, and e-commerce.

Heather Hedden is a renowned taxonomy expert, author of the book The Accidental Taxonomist, instructor of a taxonomy course, founder and past-chair of the Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG of the American Society for Indexing, past New England chapter president, and frequent conference presenter.

Melody K. Smith

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