Print

Print


PRINCIPLES OF CONTROLLED VOCABULARY AND THESAURUS DESIGN - CALL FOR TRAINERS

The Library of Congress and the Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services (ALCTS) are seeking trainers for a new training initiative.

BACKGROUND

In November 2000, the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the
New Millennium was held to bring together authorities in the cataloging and
metadata communities to discuss outstanding issues involving improved discovery
and access to Web resources. One resulting recommendation was the development
of training and continuing education to improve bibliographic control of
selected Web resources. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) has been
established as a clearinghouse portal for cataloging and metadata training.
'Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design' is one of five
workshops being developed to support the goal of improving bibliographic
control of Web resources. Information about CLW is available at:
http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

'Principles of Controlled Vocabuary and Thesaurus Design' is a two-day workshop
intended to equip the cataloger with the fundamental concepts, rules and best 
practices in working with controlled vocabularies so that the cataloger may 
play a role in the use and development of specialized thesauri or controlled 
vocabularies for different projects. Topics covered include:

* Introduction to controlled vocabulary and thesaurus design
* Types of controlled vocabularies
* Thesaurus planning and design
* Thesaurus construction and development
* Hierarchical structure and relationships
* Thesaurus display and navigation
* Thesaurus implementation and management

A more detailed outline of the workshop is available at:
http://www.library.cornell.edu/cts/alcts/Thesaurus_Course_Outline_Jan051.doc

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

The objective of the Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) is to develop 
trainers to deliver 'Principles of Controlled Vocabuary and Thesaurus Design' 
in a classroom setting.  This one-day seminar will prepare participants to 
deliver the course material and will outline the role of the trainer in the CLW 
organizational framework.

The instructor seminar for this workshop will be held Thursday May 4th at the
University of Denver.  The first offering of the course is May 2nd & 3rd and 
potential instructors are encouraged to attend this offering.  More information 
about workshop registration is available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ 
(Note: this training precedes the North American Serials Interest Group annual 
meeting).

SUPPORT FROM HOME INSTITUTION

The applicant must have the support of the home institution to participate.
Travel expenses to attend the IDS are not reimbursed by CLW. When leading a
workshop, instructors will receive travel expenses (and optionally an
honorarium) from the sponsoring organization.

REQUIREMENTS

* Minimum two years experience working with a thesaurus (such as the Thesaurus
of ERIC Descriptions, UNESCO Thesaurus, Getty AAT, or Thesaurus of Graphic
Materials)

* Experience in the design, development, implementation or management of a 
thesaurus or controlled vocabulary

* Familiarity with the ANSI/NISO Z39.19 thesaurus construction standard

* Prior experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you are interesested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please
complete the application below and return to Steve Shadle 
([log in to unmask]) by April 1, 2006.  Applicants will be notified by
April 7th of their acceptance at the seminar and will be provided with
additional details at that time.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a trainer.  Questions about the
workshop or the seminar can be directed to Steve Shadle.

***************************************************************************

APPLICATION: 'PRINCIPLES OF CONTROLLED VOCABULARY AND THESAURUS DESIGN' 
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

NAME:
TITLE/POSITION:
INSTITUTION:
STREET ADDRESS:

CITY/STATE/ZIP:
PHONE:
FAX:
EMAIL:

PLEASE LIST QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS

* Experience with thesauri or controlled vocabularies


* Experience in thesuaurus or controlled vocabulary design, development, 
implementation or management


* Familiarity with the ANSI/NISO Z39.19 thesuaurus construction standard


* Experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.


SUPERVISOR'S INFORMATION (Required)

NAME:
TITLE/POSITION:
INSTITUTION:
STREET ADDRESS:

CITY/STATE/ZIP:
PHONE:
FAX:
EMAIL:


REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (Required)

NAME:
TITLE/POSITION:
INSTITUTION:
STREET ADDRESS:

CITY/STATE/ZIP:
PHONE:
FAX:
EMAIL:


REASONS FOR ATTENDING THE IDS (Please check all that apply)

__ I wish to serve as a trainer for other institutions and catalogers

__ I may offer this course in my own institution

__ I am a trainer in my own institution

__ My group or institution may sponsor a session of this workshop

__ I am a trainer for other CLW courses

__ I teach in a library school

__ I want to learn more about this topic

__ I plan to translate this course to another language: (please specify)

__ Other reasons (please specify)


ARE YOU PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE FIRST WORKSHOP OFFERING?

__ Yes

__ No