8.0319 Workshop on Thesaurus Design (1/39)

Thu, 17 Nov 1994 18:47:31 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0319. Thursday, 17 Nov 1994.

Date: Thu, 17 Nov 1994 00:39:48 -0500 (EST)
From: Joseph Galron <jgalron@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Thesaurus Design


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

New York, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 1994)-- "Thesaurus Design for Information Systems" 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 Friday, May 12, 1995, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sixty East

Club, 60 East 42nd St., New York City (the Lincoln Building, opposite Grand
Central Station, 27th floor).
The fee for the Seminar is $110, including lunch, coffee breaks, and handouts.

There will be discounts for preregistration and students.
The seminar will introduce the design of controlled vocabularies, covering
concepts of formulation of descriptors, term relationships, thesaurus format,
and screen display. Computer-assisted techniques of thesaurus development will
also be discussed.
Continuing Education Units (.6 CEU) will be available to those attending.
Information scientists, librarians, and indexers should benefit from the
Dr. Weinberg chaired the committee of the National Information Standards
Organization that developed the revised American National Standard on thesaurus

construction. She is a Past President of the American Society of Indexers, and
is active in the American Society for Information Science. Prof. Weinberg
teaches graduate courses in Information Science as well as Indexing and
Abstracting at St. John's, and consults on the design of indexes and thesauri.

She has done research on thesaurus structure under a grant from the National
Science Foundation and has published extensively on linguistics and information

For further information, contact: James A. Benson, Director
Division of Library and Information Science
St. John's University
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone: (718) 990-6200; Fax (718) 380-0353