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Theory of Knowledge, Search and Taxonomies
Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1/2 Day 1:30pm-6:30pm (seminar fee)

We often listen to how to, application and implementation talks. Case studies are indicative, presenting user cases that can be used in other applications. But what about the reasons and the theories behind what we do? Why are some systems so radically different in approach than others? This session will cover the theories of information and how they relate to the current process.

Marjorie Hlava

Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. Well known in the international information arena, she is the founding Chair of the new SLA Taxonomy Division established in August 2009. Ms. Hlava is past president of the Association for Information Science and Technology (1993) and the 1996 recipient of ASIST's prestigious Watson Davis Award, twice a member of the Board of Directors of SLA (formerly known as the Special Libraries Association) where she was presented the Presidents Award for her standards work, 5 year member of the Board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). She also served as president of NFAIS (2002-2003), the organization of those who create, organize, and distribute information. She has published more than two hundred articles and books on information science topics. She was a member of the Z39.19 2005 Controlled Vocabulary and the Z39.84 Dublin Core standard development teams. She serves on the Content Board for NISO, and is a member of NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services). Her research areas include furthering the productivity of content creation and the governance layer for information access through automated indexing, thesaurus development, taxonomy creation, natural language processing, machine translations, and machine aided indexing. She has given countless presentations domestically and internationally, including keynote addresses. Her workshop and lecture topics include thesaurus development, taxonomy creation, natural language processing, machine translations, machine aided indexing, and other knowledge organization systems (KOS) topics. 

Members $175, non-members $200, before September 4, 2011
Members $200, non-members $225