Ontologies for Knowledge Mapping and Discovery

Please join SLA Boston on November 17th for…

Ontologies for Knowledge Mapping and Discovery

When: Tuesday, November 17, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Social Law Library — John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, Boston


5:30pm to 6:00pm: Registration, networking, booksigning, and snacks

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Brandy King, author of Finding the Concept, Not Just the Word: A Librarian’s Guide to Ontologies and Semantics, will present an overview on ontologies: how they are different from other knowledge, how they are contructed, why they are useful, and how they are helping people find information. Matt Johnson from Harvard’s Center for biomedical Informatics will follow by providing a specific example of how ontologies are helping scientists discover new information about autism.

We will have copies of Brandy’s book available for sale for $70 (this is a 20% discount plus a small shipping charge) — we can only accept exact cash or a check.

7:00pm to 7:30pm
: Questions and Wrap-up

7:30pm to ?: Continued discussion at the Kinsale Pub

SLA/SCIP/ASIST Members – $20
Non-Member – $25
Between Jobs/Retired $10
Student $10

Register here:

Please register by November 15th if possible so that we will have an accurate count for the catering folks. Walk-ins are welcome but it is very helpful if you pre-register.

Payments can be made through PayPal or by check. The paypal link is available on the registration form or checks can be made out to Boston Chapter/SLA and mailed to:

Alex Caracuzzo
SLA Boston Treasurer
Dewey Library for Management and Social Sciences Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E53-100
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send any questions about the program to Kris Liberman at k.liberman@verizon.net — thanks!