Taxonomy Boot Camp London (TBCL)*

Taxonomy Boot Camp London (TBCL)*

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The Taxonomy Boot Camp London (TBCL), a two-days conference with pre-conference workshops organized by Information Today, aims to

  • Explore fresh approaches to establishing taxonomy in your organisation; from initial project sign-off to ensuring strong governance
  • Learn about cutting-edge developments in taxonomy from case studies
  • Network with a ready-made taxonomy community – no need to work in isolation

Since 2018 in conjunction with the Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards.

Winners list
2022 winners
– Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year – TBA

2021 winners
– no awards

2020 winners
– Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year: Melody Allsebrook, Historic England
– Taxonomy Success of the Year: News Topic Clustering Project, EMIS

2019 winners
– Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year: Ed Vald, Metadata and Knowledge Manager, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK)
– Taxonomy Success of the Year: Demand Architecture, RS Components

2018 winners
– Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year: Tom Alexander, Taxonomy Manager, Cancer Research UK
– Taxonomy Success of the Year: SAGE Research Methods Thesaurus, SAGE Publishing

Related Boot Camps:

Boot Camp History:

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2022, 23 March | 8 June | 12 October, 2022, London, United Kingdom Virtual venue

Conference theme: Your taxonomy Challenges Resolved, Right Here

    Bite-sized TBCL, March 23, 2022, Tutorials:

    Structuring a multi-faceted taxonomy
    Taxonomies in action: Case Studies
    – Adapt, adopt & improve: Lessons from an evolving taxonomy of remote work (Indeed)
    – Managing a taxonomy in a DAM system (Cancer Research UK)
    A taxonomy of taxonomies
    “Begin at the beginning”: LSE’s adventures in Wikidata-land – Tears and triumphs down the rabbit hole

    Bite-sized TBCL, June 8, 2022, Tutorials:

    Five problems a taxonomy can’t solve but might get blamed for
    Taxonomies in action: Case Studies
    – Taxonomies in Knowledge Management Platforms
    – Collecting Metadata in Context to Enhance Search and Discovery – A Case Study in Building Knowledge Hub on SharePoint for a Regulatory Agency
    Taxonomies as reference data: governance and management

    Bite-sized TBCL, October 12, 2022, Tutorials:

    Practical tips for setting up taxonomy governance
    Taxonomies in action: Case Studies
    – The value and challenges of developing a 50-year-old subject-specific taxonomy in a constantly changing scientific field
    – Linguists and knowledge management professionals at a crossroad
    Lessons learned architecting the livable world ontology

    Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2021, 2 March | 9 June | 10 November, 2021, London, United Kingdom Virtual venue

Conference theme: Your taxonomy Challenges Resolved, Right Here

    Note: The bootcamp was originally scheduled for 2-3 March 2021. It is now branded as the first Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London – A half-day conference

    Bite-sized TBCL, November 10, 2021, Tutorials:

    Make do & mend: preparing enterprise taxonomies for the future
    User centred taxonomies for kickass search results
    An incremental approach to knowledge graph building using taxonomies, ontologies & APIs

    Bite-sized TBCL, June 9, 2021, Tutorials:

    Everything that will go wrong with your search, metadata or taxonomy project
    Ontology as the backbone of content discovery; Presenting and hiding taxonomic choices

    Bite-sized TBCL, March 2, 2021, Tutorials:

    What’s Up Doc? Using a taxonomy to turn health news into cartoons
    Content management in the time of Coronavirus: Using taxonomies to navigate rapidly changing content for healthcare workers
    How many truths can you handle? Recognising and handling vagueness in taxonomies and ontologies

    Pre-conference workshops (Mar 1):
    TBA (CANCELLED)

    Co-located Conferences:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference (CANCELLED)

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2020, 14 October 2020, London, United Kingdom Virtual venue

    Note: The Bootcamp was originally scheduled for October 13-14, 2020

    Discussion Panels:
    Taxonomies & Ontologies: where are we now and where are we heading?

    Pre-conference workshops (Oct 12):
    TBA (CANCELLED)

    Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards

    Co-located Conferences:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference (POSTPONED)

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2019, 15-16 October 2019, London, United Kingdom

Conference theme: Anything is Possible

    Pre-conference workshops (Oct 14):
    Taxonomy and metadata design – getting to grips with the basics
    Text analytics for taxonomists
    Defining and pitching the business case for a taxonomy
    From Ontologies to Knowledge Graphs

    Plenary:
    That word you keep using? I don’t think you know what it means (keynote)
    The ethics of structured information (keynote)
    The hype around knowledge graphs (sponsor presentation)

    Parallel Sessions:
    Managing taxonomies for success
    Search – enhancing relevance
    How to sell the value of taxonomies
    Blockchain – cutting through the hype
    Validating a taxonomy with stakeholders
    Structured content
    Automatic tagging
    SharePoint
    Strategies for maintaining complex taxonomies at scale
    Semantic data – two healthcare case studies
    Setting up a taxonomy project to succeed
    Taxonomy and ontology-powered applications
    Improving your core skills as a taxonomist
    Knowledge graphs
    Governance and quality management
    Taxonomy interoperability, linked data and VocBench
    Public sector taxonomy and data management
    Applying machine learning approaches to content

    Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards

    Side events:
    ISKO, SLA Europe & SLA Taxonomy chill-out; AIIP drinks & networking (Oct 15, evening)

    Co-located Conferences:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018, 16-17 October 2018, London, United Kingdom

Conference theme: The growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more

    Pre-conference workshops (Oct 15):
    Taxonomy Fundamentals
    Introduction to text analytics
    Implementing taxonomies in SharePoint

    Plenary:
    This is the Bad Place: 13 rules for designing better information environments (keynote)
    Selling the benefits of taxonomy: numbers and stories (keynote)
    Being special – how to be the only taxonomist in your organisation (panel discussion)
    Catching the wave – what tools do taxonomists need to do their job (sponsor presentation)

    Parallel Sessions:
    Taxonomy development and user validation
    Cutting-edge applications for taxonomies
    Why words matter in taxonomy development
    Taxonomies and search
    Tools and resources for taxonomy practitioners
    Taxonomies and SharePoint
    Innovative approaches to developing taxonomies
    Beyond taxonomy – ontologies, semantics and Linked Data
    Information architecture
    State-of-the-art taxonomies for information retrieval
    Enterprise information management
    Managing digital information at scale
    Tagging
    Linked Data and knowledge discovery
    Taxonomy standards and architecture
    Getting more out of enterprise search

    Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards (inaugural)

    Side events:
    ISKO chill-out (Oct 16, evening)

    Co-located Conferences:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2017, 17-18 October 2017, London, United Kingdom

Conference theme: The growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more

    Pre-conference workshops (Oct 16):
    Taxonomy fundamentals
    Scoping your taxonomy project for success
    Search manager’s boot camp

    Plenary:
    Kick the beehive: new approaches to building taxonomies for the real world (keynote)
    AI vs. automation: the newest technologies for automatic tagging (keynote)
    A brief introduction to the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)
    Language is rarely neutral: why the ethics of taxonomies matter (panel discussion)
    Jump-starting your taxonomy project (sponsor presentation)

    Parallel Sessions:
    Doing taxonomy right: advice from two experts
    Making sense of unstructured and large data sets
    Creating global taxonomies in the media and publishing sectors
    Fresh approaches to metadata and taxonomy
    Building up taxonomies to maximise their effectiveness
    Working with large multi-faceted and multi-lingual taxonomies
    Applications for semantics
    Machine learning and NLP
    Developing your career as a taxonomist
    Collaborative working for website navigation projects
    Taxonomy-driven applications
    Semantic models in action
    Taxonomy evaluation and maintenance
    Cutting-edge taxonomy applications for content systems
    Governance and stakeholder engagement
    Knowledge graphs and ontologies

    Side events:
    #ISKO UK get-together – Taxonomy chill-out (Oct 17, evening)

    Co-located conference:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference

Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2016, 18-19 October 2016, London, United Kingdom

Conference theme: Discover new applications and develop new skillsets

    Pre-conference workshops (Oct 17):
    Taxonomy Fundamentals

    Plenary:
    Designing future-friendly content (keynote)
    Gathering evidence for a taxonomy – knowledge mapping or content modelling (keynote)
    A brief introduction to the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)
    Making taxonomies visible and useful in the business (panel discussion)

    Parallel Sessions:
    Case studies for complex information spaces
    Innovative approaches to maintaining large knowledge organisation systems
    Applying tags
    Taxonomies for information retrieval
    The nuts and bolts of taxonomies
    Tools and platforms for semantics
    Strategy and governance
    Linked data
    Taxonomy development
    Search applications
    Taxonomies for structured content
    Tagging at the cutting edge
    Software for taxonomies and tagging
    Thesauri

    Side events:
    ISKO UK ‘Get-together’ (Oct 18, evening)

    Co-located conference:
    Internet Librarian International (ILI) – The Library Innovation Conference

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One Reply to “ Taxonomy Boot Camp London (TBCL)*”

  1. I am very interested. Please how can I participate in the bootcamp from Sierra Leone, West Africa?

    Kindly send a guide.

    Thanks

    (KMedu Hub Note: Replied by eMail on Jan 19, 2022 – Boris)

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