There are many activities taking place at this year’s Special Libraries Association (SLA) annual conference that is being held June 12-14, 2016 in Philadelphia. Besides keynote speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, there will also be book signings. Featured this year is our own Marjorie (Margie) M.K. Hlava and her book, The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization. The book is a three part series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions.

Taxonomists think in a different way from the normal subject matter expert way of thinking. Taxonomy thinking is thinking in interconnected outlines. It is not the strictly linear thinking shown in a single taxonomy or hierarchical view of a taxonomy… but rather thinking for many people taking many approaches to a subject,” according to the author.

Margie will be in the exhibit hall in Booth #3 on Sunday, June 12 at 6:30-7:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30-2:00 p.m. to greet you and sign books. There will be discounts on book purchases during the signing sessions.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.