FLICC and The Delphi Group Present
"Proving Ground for Information Architecture & Taxonomy"
This three-day results-oriented workshop is an intensive consultative education session with senior Delphi Information Architecture and Taxonomy faculty for those serious about developing a sustainable Information Architecture and working on
* Designing and developing a structure and navigation strategy for federal information and portals
* Developing a taxonomy and deciding on process-based versus context-based approaches
* Creating a business plan to show how taxonomy supports discovery and collaboration.
Monday, January 30, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.
Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress
Use the Main Entrance at 1st and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)
FEDLINK Network Operations
$450.  Visit the FLICC Web site at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to register online.
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Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995
Call cancellations into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48 hours prior to the start of the program or the full fee will be charged.
The interactive nature of the Proving Ground allows you to accelerate learning and achieve your specific information architecture and taxonomy goals. Each day offers continual, practical application of newly learned concepts and techniques through individual and team exercises that involve writing, diagramming, categorizing, classifying and experimenting. The feedback and perspectives offered by our experts will help your team reach insight and consensus on the best approach for organizing and managing content structure, constructing navigation paths and assisting retrieval.
What You Will Accomplish
Information Architecture Strategy
*Defining the Role of the Information Architect
*Selecting and Applying Relevant Standards 
*Understanding Core Technologies
*Evaluating Decentralized and Centralized Content Management Approaches
*Positioning Search, Thesaurus, Ontologyand Taxonomy
Design Approaches
*Bridging Strategy and Design
*Conducting User Research
*Developing Customized Taxonomies 
*Designing Work Group and Enterprise Metadata Schemas
*Separating Taxonomy Structure from its Front-end
*Diagnosing Common Interface Design Failures
*Designing for Ensured Scalability and Portability
*Developing Plans to Test Usability, Navigation Efficiency, Precision and Recall
*Integration of Thesaurus, Ontology, Taxonomy, Personalization, Search and Directories in Your Solution
*Ongoing Architecture Administration Roles and Responsibilities
*Taxonomy Evolution and Migration Strategies
* Five Taxonomy Infrastructures
 See Meeting Announcement MA2006-03 at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/ma/2005/ma0603.pdf.  For more information on the Delphi Group, visit their Web site at http://www.delphigroup.com.
Publications and Education Unit
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20005-4935
(202) 707-4800
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