6.0570 Seminar: Thesaurus Design for Info Systems (1/181)

Mon, 8 Mar 1993 16:11:22 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0570. Monday, 8 Mar 1993.

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1993 10:33 EDT
From: JGALRON@aleph.lib.ohio-state.edu
Subject: Thesaurus Design for Information Systems


Friday, May 14, 1993
Sixty East Club
60 E. 42nd St.
New York City

A Professional Development Seminar
taught by

Bella Hass Weinberg
sponsored by
St. John's University
Division of Library and
Information Science
The School of Continuing Education

Thesaurus Design for Information Systems is a one-day seminar that
will introduce the design of controlled vocabularies. Topics to be
covered include formulation of descriptors, term relationships,
thesaurus format, and screen display. Computer-assisted techniques of
thesaurus development will also be discussed. A new component of this
year's seminar will focus on the conversion of the cross-references of
frequently revised books to a thesaurus structure.
Information scientists, librarians, and indexers should benefit from
the seminar. No prior training in library and information science is
required. Continuing Education Units (.6 CEU) may be received by those
The seminar was first offered in 1991. Excellent evaluations were
received from those attending.
Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. Please
photocopy the registration form for additional attendees.

Travel Information

Austin Travel is the official travel agent for the seminar. For
discount airline and/or hotel reservations, call (516)752-8347 or
The Sixty East Club is easy to reach by subway, bus, or railroad.


Thesaurus Design for Information Systems


Date: Friday, May 14, 1993
Time: 9:00am - 5:00 pm

9:00 - 9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:30 -10:40 Formulation of Descriptors
10:40 -11:00 Break
11:00 -12:30 Term Relationships
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 3:00 Thesaurus Format
3:00 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 4:40 Thesaurus Management
4:40 - 5:00 Questions and Answers

Sixty East Club
60 East 42nd St.
New York City
(The Lincoln Building, opposite
Grand Central Station, 27th floor)

$100 Covers the seminar, lunch, coffee breaks, and
$55 for students and St. John's University staff
$5 for .6 Continuing Education Units (optional)

Preregistration fees (until April 26, 1993)
$90 regular
$50 students and SJU staff

Seminar Instructor

Bella Hass Weinberg currently chairs the committee of the
National Information Standards Organization that is revising
the 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.

As a Professor in the graduate Division of Library and Infor-
mation Science at St. John's University, she teaches courses in
indexing and abstracting as well as information science.

Dr. Weinberg consults on the design of largescale indexing and
thesaurus projects. 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, write or call:

Dr. Emmett Corry, Director
Division of Library and Information Science

St. John's University
Grand Central and Utopia Parkways
Jamaica, New York 11439

Fax. (718)380-0353
Tel. (718)990-6200


Receipts will be mailed only upon request.
Cancellation and refund requests will be honored if made by May 7, 1993
and are subject to a $10 processing fee.



May 14, 1993

Registration Form

Please type or print in block letters.

Today's date:__________________





City, State, Zip_______________________________________________

Daytime Phone:_________________________________________________

Social Security Number (for those requesting Continuing Education


Lunch Choice:
Chicken:______________ Fish:_______________

Vegetarian:___________ Kosher:_____________

________ $90 Preregistration fee (must be received by
April 26, 1993)

________ $100 Registration fee

________ $ 50 Preregistration fee for students and St.
John's University staff (until April 26,
________ $ 55 Registration fee for students and St.
John's University staff

________ $ 5 for .6 Continuing Education Units (optional)

________ Total enclosed

Checks should be made payable to:

St. John's University

and mailed by May 7, 1993 to:

Thesaurus Seminar
Division of Library and Information Science
St. John's University
Jamaica, New York 11439