Corporate Roundtable

The Corporate Roundtable (CRT) partners academia and private industry to find new ways to work together. At CRT events, faculty and graduate students on the cutting edge of research are at the table with business leaders, from software engineers to business educators and corporate librarians to web taxonomists—all working together to solve a broad range of information science-related challenges.

Quarterly meetings are held either on campus or in Chicago to discuss topics brought to the table by CRT members. Past topics have included: organizational informatics, taxonomies/controlled vocabularies, data mining problems and solutions, governance of taxonomies including funding standards and policies, group processes involved with the Text Encoding Initiative, overcoming the “information silo” mentality, and more.

CRT Fast Facts
  • Established in 2004
  • Meets quarterly in Champaign or Chicago
  • Consists of professionals from a broad range of industries including financial, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, government, private consulting, and agriculture
  • Provides an easy entry point for companies of all sizes who are interested in what our School has to offer in information science and knowledge management
  • Hosts the Applied Projects Session
Events and Announcements

Friday, September 16, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jenny Benevento (MS '05), taxonomist
Topic: “Crafting E-Commerce Taxonomies and Controlled Metadata”
Location: I-Hotel (Humanities Room), 1900 South First Street, Champaign


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