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What does tagging have to do with a taxonomy?
Webinar Date:  Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EDT)

Most webinars and basic introductions to taxonomies and controlled vocabularies focus specifically on the creation or manipulation of the content of the taxonomy or controlled vocabulary, but how does that information get used by systems? Tagging is a word that gets thrown around, but the intricacies of how objects are tagged with terms can be just as important as the creation of the taxonomy itself. This webinar will break down some of the magic that happens behind the scenes when taxonomies are used on the web. In addition, there will be some focus on how to explain and talk about these concepts with non-Information Professionals.

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Jacob RatliffJacob Ratliff
Jacob is the Archivist/Taxonomy Librarian at the National Fire Protection Association, and in charge of creating and maintaining controlled vocabularies throughout the Association. Jacob previously worked at the University of Denver and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries doing digital project management and metadata support after graduating with his MLIS from the University of Denver with a concentration in Knowledge Management and a specialization in Information Science and Technology. Jacob is also a recipient of an ASIS&T New Leader Award, and is a member of the ASIS&T Online Education Task Force. During his free time, Jacob enjoys video games and has begun co-moderating a blog with Diane Rasmussen Neal on gaming and information (