Kathy Berry, Indexer
Hello, and welcome to my site. I have spent the last few years studying information science with a focus on making information more accessible through indexing, taxonomies, and metadata. To me, information work is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. I love the challenge of sorting all the pieces and putting them in the right place to get to the final picture.
University of California Berkeley: Indexing: Theory and Application, completed June 2022. .
Professional development: ASI 2022 Conference and ASI webinars, including Textbook Indexing and Introduction to Abstracting.
Master of Library and Information Science
MLIS, Kent State University: May 2022
Focus: Information and Knowledge Organization
Metadata Architecture, Implementation, and Design
Knowledge Organization Structures/Systems/Services
Resource Description and Access
Subject Analysis, Representation, and Access
Internship: Ohio Outdoor Sculpture
Focused on updating information in the content management system Omeka as well as finalizing an update to the metadata schema to be used for cataloging the digital records and allowing for greater search access.
Bachelors of Science
B.S. Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University: May 1995
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University: May 1995
Member: American Society for Indexing (ASI)
Taxonomy and Controlled Vocabularies Special Interest Group
Chicago-Great Lakes Chapter
Member: Special Libraries Association (SLA)
Taxonomy Division -- Co-editor of the Taxonomy Times newsletter, November 2021 to present