So, you’re shopping for a taxonomy management system? You want to get some feedback from real customers. You want to know what systems they have implemented, what kind of features and options they needed, and what kind of customer experience they had. This is exactly what the morning panel of the Taxonomy Café CE course at the Special Libraries Association annual conference (SLA 2016) will include.

keelerOne of the members of the panel is Janice Keeler, who is the Manager of Knowledge Management at NERA Economic Consulting, where she is responsible for creating and managing a global taxonomy and a knowledge management program. She led the development of a SharePoint site for the firm’s documents and project descriptions.  She will be discussing a recent project to redesign and upgrade the site to SharePoint 2013, and to upgrade the separate taxonomy tool integrated into the site.

Previously, she worked in KM at McDonald’s Corporation and in several information management roles at Accenture. She started and managed information centers for a public relations firm and an investment bank.  A Fellow of SLA, she is a co-founder of the Taxonomy Division, and has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Taxonomy Division. She has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Chicago, a BA in history from The College of Wooster, and a Certificate in Knowledge Management from Dominican University.
After the panel, sit down with those real customers and ask additional questions. Then, have you ever wished you could ask several vendors the same question, at the same time, face to face? This is exactly what we’re doing in the afternoon session of the Taxonomy Café CE course at SLA 2016. Bring your questions – especially the tough ones! – and get real answers. Register here.

Melody K. Smith

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