Thesaurus design seminar in NYC

St. John's to Offer Seminar on Thesaurus Design in New York City.

    Thesaurus Design for Semantic Information Management" is the theme of a Professional Development Seminar to be taught by Dr. Bella Hass Weinberg, Professor, Division of Library and Information Science, St. John's University, on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, in Manhattan. The fee for the seminar is $110, including lunch, coffee breaks, and handouts. There will be preregistration discounts for all, as well as special rates for students and members of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

    The seminar will introduce the design of controlled vocabularies for indexing and searching, covering semantic relationships, thesaurus format, and screen display. Computer-assisted techniques of thesaurus development and natural language search strategies will also be discussed. Continuing Education Units (.6 CEU) will be available to those attending, under the auspices of Metropolitan College of St. John's University. Information architects, librarians, indexers, and technical writers should benefit from the seminar. The prior seminars have been rated "excellent" by the vast majority of those attending, including experienced thesaurus designers.

    Dr. Weinberg chaired the committee of the National Information Standards Organization that developed the revised American National Standard on thesaurus construction, which was reaffirmed in 1998. She is a Past President of the American Society of Indexers and the recipient of its Hines Award. At St. John's, Professor Weinberg teaches graduate courses in information science, indexing and abstracting, and thesaurus design. She has developed a new course that focuses on information architecture. Dr. Weinberg consults on the design of thesauri and indexes, has done research on thesaurus structure, and publishes extensively on linguistics and
    information science.

    For further information, contact:
    Phone: (718) 990-6200
    Division of Library and Information Science
    Fax: (718) 990-2071
    St. John's University
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Jamaica, NY 11439