Heather Hedden

Heather Hedden

She has been a taxonomist in various roles for 24 years. She is currently a senior vocabulary editor at Gale/Cengage, where she edits the subject thesaurus for library research databases and develops discipline taxonomies for online educational content. She is also a taxonomy consultant through her own business, Hedden Information Management, designing taxonomies for both Web and internal content management. Previously, Ms. Hedden was the taxonomist at an enterprise search engine software developer, taxonomy manager for SharePoint document management at a wind energy company, and an instructor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. She has given full-day and half-day conference workshops on taxonomies at numerous conferences. Ms. Hedden is the author of The Accidental Taxonomist, 2nd ed. (Information Today Inc., 2016).

 

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