UKOLN Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004:
Taxonomy: the Science of Classification: Session Details

Workshop Session B3: "Taxonomy: the Science of Classification"

This page provides details for the workshop session on "Taxonomy: the Science of Classification".

Taxonomy: The Science of Classification
Chris Milne, and David MacCabe University Of Abertay Dundee
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
Room Requirements:
Will not need a network connection. Will bring own laptop.
This session took place from 16:00-17:30 on Tuesday 27th July 2004.
Contact Details
Christopher Milne
Senior Information Specialist (Academic Librarian)
University of Abertay Dundee
E-mail: c.milne AT


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Last modified: 2nd August 2004