Resource Database: Introduction to Taxonomy and Indexing

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Although they sometimes have different titles in different agencies, within Information and Referral (I&R) organizations, there are two main categories of staff: (1) Community Resource Specialists who work directly with clients, and (2) Database Curators who provide the information needed by the Community Resource Specialists and other community partners. Both use the AIRS/211 LA County Taxonomy of Human Services. Database Curators use it to index database records while Community Resource Specialists use it to retrieve database records in order to find accurate referrals for clients. The Taxonomy consists of over 11,000 fully-defined terms covering all aspects of human services. This course outlines the structure of the Taxonomy, the different types of Taxonomy terms, and the principles of quality indexing that facilitate information retrieval.

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1 Question
Part 1: What the AIRS Standards Say
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Part 2: Organizing and Indexing Resource Databases
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Open to download resource.
Discussion
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. What are some of the ways in which ‘physical life’ (e.g. animals, plants) are classified?
Part 2: Review Exercise
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
Part 3: Structure and Strengths of the AIRS/211 LA County Taxonomy
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Open to download resource.
Part 3: Review Exercise
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  12/12 points to pass
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  12/12 points to pass
Part 4: Components of Taxonomy Terms
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Open to download resource.
Part 4: Review Exercise
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/8 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/8 points to pass
Part 5: Basic Principles of Taxonomy Indexing
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Open to download resource.
Part 5: Review Exercise
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
Part 6: Customizing the Taxonomy
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Open to download resource.
Part 6: Review Exercise
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
Final Course Exam
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  12/15 points to pass
15 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  12/15 points to pass
Certificate of Completion
3.50 Hour(s) of Professional Development credits  |  Certificate available
3.50 Hour(s) of Professional Development credits  |  Certificate available
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Link to the 211 LA County Taxonomy website
Recorded 09/10/2021
Recorded 09/10/2021