Taxonomy: The Science of Classification [B3]


A workshop to discuss the role of taxonomy within portals and to clarify the processes concerned with creating a Taxonomy by linking the stages of taxonomy development to the information retrieval techniques successfully used to effectively organise and retrieve knowledge within libraries.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session participants will gain / develop:

  • A clearer perspective on the processes surrounding the development of a portal taxonomy, using the analogy of classification, cataloguing and indexing techniques as deployed in libraries to manage information
  • A realisation that the combined skills sets of ‘information professionals’ and ‘Web developers’ can be brought together to develop a relatively inexpensive ‘in-house’ solution to taxonomy development minimising the requirement to draw upon external consultancy