Welcome to Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp BASICS: a brand new virtual event to support entry-level and novice taxonomists, and those just looking for a quick refresher.

Boot Camp BASICS takes place online on Wednesday 1 May and will deliver an easy-to-understand half-day introduction to taxonomies, culminating in an extended 'ask us anything' Q&A session where your questions will answered by our taxonomy experts. 

Presented by Heather Hedden, author of The Accidental Taxonomist. Data & Knowledge Engineer, Semantic Web Company. Chaired by Helen Lippell, Editor of Taxonomies: Practical Approaches to Developing and Managing Vocabularies for Digital Information. Taxonomy, search, metadata and semantic consultant, Programme Chair of Taxonomy Boot Camp London 

Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp BASICS, Wednesday 26 April

 

Session 1 - What are taxonomies and why are they useful?

02:00 PM2023-04-262023-04-26

Wednesday 26 April: 14.00 - 14.45

- A brief history of taxonomies including standards
- Why are taxonomies needed?
- Helpful definitions
- The benefits to organisations
- Different kinds of applications (for example, Digital Asset Management, content management systems, tagging, websites, search, data management, machine learning)

Moderator:

, Taxonomy, Metadata & Search Consultant, Programme Chair, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp, UK


Speaker:

, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Author, The Accidental Taxonomist

 

Session 2 - Taxonomy project basics

03:00 PM2023-04-262023-04-26

Wednesday 26 April: 15.00 - 15.45

- How to initiate a project
- Basics of taxonomy construction
- User testing and validation
- Facilitating business adoption
- Governance and maintenance - high level principles, best practices, importance

Moderator:

, Taxonomy, Metadata & Search Consultant, Programme Chair, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp, UK


Speaker:

, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Author, The Accidental Taxonomist

 

Session 3 - 'Ask us Anything' Taxonomy Question Time

04:00 PM2023-04-262023-04-26

Wednesday 26 April: 16.00 - 16.30

Heather Hedden and Helen Lippell share and answer some of the taxonomy questions they are most often asked, and offer suggestions for further resources including groups, publications and thought leaders. Attendees can send questions in advance and ask questions on the day. 

Speakers:

, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC and Author, The Accidental Taxonomist

, Taxonomy, Metadata & Search Consultant, Programme Chair, Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp, UK