Washington, DC Chapter

Events

Having trouble with registration?  Contact the Program Director.

SLA DC happy hour at Gordon Biersch Penn Quarter

With Oktoberfest coming up seems like a good time to meet up at Gordon Biersch. There are a variety of happy hour specials. Located by the Spy Museum near the Gallery Place and Archives metro stops. If you have any questions you can email me at fiencke@hotmail.com. If you get there and can't find us you can send a text to 703-593-8018. Please register so I can get an approximate number of attendees. Hope you to you there!

Jon Fiencke Social Coordinator

Gordon Biersch 900 F St NW

http://menu.gordonbiersch.com/dc-menu

Price: $

Date: October 2, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

October 12 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

October's meeting is on Oct. 12, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
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Available Spaces: 9

Nonfiction Book club

Please join the DC SLA Nonfiction Book Club to discuss The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures by the Library of Congress ; foreword by Carla Hayden ; [text written by Peter Devereaux].

Price: $0.00

Date: October 24, 2017

Address:
Zorba's Cafe
1612 20th St NW
Washington, DC
20009
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

2017 IMF eLibrary Open House

IMF Publications would like to invite you and interested colleagues to the
2017  IMF eLibrary Open House

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Place: International Monetary Fund, Headquarters 2 Building

1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Room 280 A&B
Washington, DC

To Register Visit www.cvent.com/d/ltqmqf

During the Open House, we will provide an overview of the IMF eLibrary and demo two unique data collections within the eLibrary platform. The afternoon will include a short welcome reception. We hope the event will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the eLibrary and for us to learn more about how you use the portal, which will help guide future platform developments.

We encourage you to bring along an eLibrary user, colleague, student, or professor who might find the eLibrary useful in their research.

Please let us know by October 15th, if you will attend the event by registering online at www.cvent.com/d/ltqmqf. To arrange for guest passes at the IMF, we will need the full name and affiliation of all guests attending.

We hope you will consider joining us for this information session. If you have any questions, please contact Kcolbert@imf.orgPloo@imf.org; or Asmith2@imf.org

Event Agenda

2.00 - 2.30: Registration and Welcome Reception (light refreshments will be served)
2.30 - 2.45: Overview and Introductions
2.45 - 3.00: AREAER Database Presentation
3.00 - 3.15: Data-Plus Presentation
3.15 – 3.45: Q&A and Discussion
3.45 - 4.00: Wrap up

Price: $

Date: October 24, 2017

Address:
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Headquarters 2 Building
Washington, DC
20003
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Practical Taxonomy Creation

Taxonomy Session taught my Heather Hedden at: 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

SLA members will receive ASIS&T member pricing when they register for the session.

Knowledge organization systems in general and taxonomies in particular are becoming increasingly important and common for organizing and retrieving information. Implementations include library systems, museum and archive systems, digital asset management systems, content management systems, document management systems, records management systems, web publishing, and data analysis. Through this workshop, information science & technology professionals can go beyond a basic understanding about taxonomies and learn the practical aspects of designing and creating taxonomies and thesauri so that they can take on or manage a taxonomy development project. Standards and best practices are important, but do not cover every situation, and there are numerous occasions when different factors need to be considered in making decisions in designing and creating taxonomies. This workshop provides guidance in making those decisions.

The outline of workshop topics comprises:

(1) Definitions & Types – including a look at theoretical vs. practical comparisons of taxonomies and thesauri

(2) Applications, Uses, Benefits – supporting both indexing and retrieval and for both search and browse, and benefits including resolving synonymy and polysemy, illustrated with examples

(3) Creating & Wording of Terms – focusing in practical decisions and issues in term creation

(4) Synonyms, Alternative Labels, Nonpreferred Terms – recognizing both the thesaurus model and the SKOS model, including practical issues of how many to create in different circumstances

(5) Sources for Terms – comprising content, users, and external reference sources

(6) Term Relationships – hierarchical, associative, and customized

(7) Hierarchy & Faceted Design – suitability of structures, decision issues, information architecture considerations, and polyhierarchies, with numerous examples

(8) Software Tools – major vendors listed with screenshots

(9) Governance – specifications, policies, documentation, and maintenance

The workshop also includes exercises on creating terms and relations and live demonstrations of several taxonomy management software products. There will also be ample time for questions.

 

 

 

Price: $

Date: October 27, 2017

Address:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
22202
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Available Spaces: Unlimited

November 9 DC/SLA Board Meeting at KPMG

DC/SLA board meetings are open for all members to attend.

In 2017, we are having all our meetings at KPMG near Farragut (1801 K Street, NW - Suite 12000) on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

November's meeting is on Nov. 9, from 6-7 PM.

If you are not a member of SLA, please join the chapter here and get involved.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Address:
KPMG
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC
20036
USA Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

KPMG

1801 K St NW
Washington
DC
20036
USA
Map and Directions

Website: https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home.html