Controlled Vocabularies and Taxonomies

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Are you working on a metadata project that could benefit from a specialized vocabulary? Do you find yourself feeling like existing vocabularies like the Library of Congress Subject Headings are a bit too one-size-fits-all? This course will cover the basics of taxonomy design and development of controlled vocabularies. Topics covered include types of controlled vocabularies, taxonomy planning and design, structure and relationships in a taxonomy, and taxonomy management and maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why a specialized vocabulary and/or taxonomy would be needed
  • Name the different types of controlled vocabularies
  • Learn the steps involved in taxonomy development and maintenance

Target Audience:
Any staff involved with cataloging, metadata or digtital initiatives wanting an overview of controlled vocabularies and taxonomies.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • There will be both in class and at home assignments to be completed.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Emily Nimsakont -

Contact Hours: 4

September 21 - 23, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 165.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 220.00