Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp BASICS is back!
A virtual event supporting entry-level and novice taxonomists in our community, plus those just seeking a quick refresher.

Full agenda below. 

Boot Camp BASICS takes place online on Wednesday 1 May, and will deliver an easy-to-understand half-day taxonomy introduction and refresher session. The afternoon culminates in an extended Ask Us Anything Q&A session where your questions will be answered by our taxonomy experts. 

Presented by Heather Hedden, author of The Accidental Taxonomist, and senior consultant at Enterprise Knowledge. Chaired by Boot Camp's Programme Chair Helen Lippell, Editor of Taxonomies: Practical Approaches to Developing and Managing Vocabularies for Digital Information, and taxonomy, search, metadata and semantic consultant.

Wednesday 1 May 2024, Boot Camp BASICS


Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp BASICS

02:00 PM2024-05-012024-05-01

Wednesday 1 May: 14.00 - 16.45

Session 1 - 14.00 - 14.45 (London)
What are taxonomies and why are they useful?

- Why taxonomies are needed
- The components of a taxonomy and key standards
- How taxonomies benefit organisations and users
- How taxonomies enhance different kinds of applications (including DAMs, CMSs, search, AI applications, LLMs, data management)

Session 2 - 15.00 - 15.45
Taxonomy project basics
- How to initiate a project; making the business case
- Basics of taxonomy construction
- User testing and validation
- Facilitating business adoption; working with stakeholders
- Governance and maintenance

Session 3 - 16.00 - 16.45
'Ask us Anything' Taxonomy Question Time

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 and publications. Attendees can send questions in advance and ask questions on the day.


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

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