Controlled Vocabularies and Taxonomies

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Course Description

Special metadata projects often require specialized vocabularies beyond the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Many libraries are now supplementing their MARC records with terms from other thesauri. This course covers taxonomy design and development of controlled vocabularies. Topics include types of controlled vocabularies, taxonomy planning, and design, structure and relationships in a taxonomy, and taxonomy management and maintenance.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand why a specialized vocabulary and/or taxonomy would be needed
  • Identify the different types of controlled vocabularies
  • Learn the steps involved in taxonomy development and maintenance
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This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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4
Instructor
Sarah Matusz - matusz@amigos.org