Heather Hedden
Senior Vocabulary Editor
Cengage Learning

Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Gale/Cengage Learning, a position that she held from 1996 to 2004, when the company was a division of Thomson Learning, and to which she returned in 2014. In the intervening decade, she worked as a taxonomist at various employers and as an independent taxonomy consultant (Hedden Information Management). At Cengage, Heather manages controlled vocabularies for the indexing and retrieval of Gale research database content and taxonomies for educational products. She has taught online workshops in taxonomy creation through the continuing education program of Simmons College School of Library and Information Science and the American Society for Indexing and is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist (Information Today Inc.).

Sessions by Heather Hedden
Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
1:20 p.m - 1:45 p.m How Many Synonyms Should You Have?

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
4:15 p.m - 5:00 p.m Curious Lives of Full-Time Taxonomists

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m MANAGING TERMINOLOGY

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m TAXONOMY EVALUATION AND TESTING

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
10:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m Taxonomy Fundamentals Workshop

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
3:15 p.m - 4:00 p.m Pecha Kucha: Taxonomies & Ontologies

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m Hierarchies & Polyhierarchies: Is More Better?

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
1:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m Pecha Kucha: Enterprise Search & Taxonomies

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
1:15 p.m - 2:15 p.m Merging or Integrating Multiple Taxonomies

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2008
Thursday, September 25th
3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m Taxonomies for Human Versus Auto-Indexing

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2007
Thursday, November 8th
2:15 p.m - 2:45 p.m Making Decisions in Creating Taxonomies