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ALGIM Training Session: Taxonomy Development for Local Authorities

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • 6 Nov 2023
  • 12:30 PM


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The course is designed for those that have a reasonable level of experience in the information management world. We explore the creation and implementation a taxonomy/classification structures for your document based information and records environments. It is specifically designed for the local authority sector with reference to the ALGIM classification structure/taxonomy, as well as development of your own taxonomy. We also explore the hardest part of the process – its implementation!

The course is divided into four modules of 90 minutes each. Each module is delivered online with its own workbook which is sent out to participants beforehand. There is also a small amount of homework to be done between modules to support learning.

Online sessions - all run from 11.00am - 12.30pm

  • Session 1 (27 October 2023

  • Session 2 (30 October 2023)

  • Session 3 (3rd November 2023

  • Session 4 (6 November 2023) 

Course topics:

  • Session 1 - course overview, understanding broader context, exploring why we use taxonomy/classification structures
  • Session 2 – using taxonomy to support legal requirements, using folders versus metadata tagging, utilising the ALGIM classification structure
  • Session 3 – taxonomy development process
  • Session 4 – taxonomy implementation and ongoing maintenance, course wrap up

What you need to know

We will use GoTo Meeting as the platform.

Each participant will need a microphone and a webcam.
The maximum number of attendees will be eight.

Each participant will receive an email with a link to each session

About the presenter Kerri Siatiras, Siatiras Consulting

Kerri is an independent information and records management consultant with extensive experience as both a practitioner and consultant. Kerri was an owner and consultant with the successful independent consulting firm SWIM Ltd for 15 years during which time she helped develop the IM Toolkit with ALGIM. Kerri has continued her ongoing close association with ALGIM and the local authority sector through training and consulting services.

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