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Seth Earley: Embedding Search into the Working Environment

  • Aug 29, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Seth Earley makes a return visit to Toronto and to KWT!


Embedding Search into the Working Environment

As the volume of information creeps up in your SharePoint portal, so does the importance of sound navigation and metadata that can be leveraged for search.  This requires designs that take into account content, users and business processes.  Equally important are effective approaches to organization strategies and governance.

In this session we talk about embedded search: taking the information collected during user-centric information design and using that to contextually aggregate content from disparate sources into a content dashboard. He'll show how use cases, content mapping, metadata design, taxonomy, content object models, and user profiles can be leveraged so that users no longer have to click the Submit button to get exactly the content they're looking for.

At the end of this presentation you will have gained an understanding of the holistic nature of information access processes and design and how "fixing search" requires addressing content processes and user needs in a cohesive, integrated framework.


About Seth Earley

Seth has been implementing content management and knowledge management projects for over 18 years and has been in the technology field for 25 + years. He is founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum and is a Master Trainer for the AIIM Information Organization and Access Course. He is also course co-developer and instructor for SharePoint Information Architecture course taught throughout N America and Europe. He is former adjunct professor at Northeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in Knowledge Management Infrastructure and E Business Strategy.  He was 2009 Co-Chair of the Metadata Committee, NDIIPP Education and Outreach for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Seth has developed search, content and knowledge strategies for global organizations and has developed underlying taxonomies for a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies. He is a popular speaker and workshop leader at conferences throughout North America speaking on intranet design, knowledge management, content management systems and strategy, taxonomy development and other related topics. His new book "Content Choreography: An Integrated Strategy for Designing a Dynamic, Seamless User Experience" is due out in 2013.

Agenda for the evening

Start at 6 pm with pizza and pop (paid for by the TSPUG/TSPBUG sponsor: Navantis), followed by announcements, etc. until 6:30.

At 6:30, the talk gets under-way and will be for an hour to an hour-and-a-half (we be done by 8pm).

Then adjourn for a Share Pint at a nearby pub, all are welcome.



This is a joint session with the Toronto SharePoint User Group (TSPUG), Toronto SharePoint Business User Group (TSPBUG) and the two Knowledge Worker Toronto groups (Technology and Methods). Please RSVP only once, if you are a member of multiple groups.

TSPUG and TSPBUG have sponsors who have generously sponsored this join event, so KWT will not be charging for this event and pizza and pop will be provided.

THANK YOU to Navantis (pizza and pop) and KPMG (meeting room space) for sponsoring this joint event.


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  • Connie C.

    Hi! Seth Earley's slides have now been posted in the Files section of this Meetup group:

    September 12, 2012

  • Milan D.

    To paraphrase the old saying and turn it into a question, does any plan ever survive contact with the organization?

    Seth shared a lot of really good looking stuff; it'd be interesting to hear about what actually happens when someone tries to do it.

    August 30, 2012

  • Owen P.

    Seth is Excellent. I look forward to working with him in the near future.

    August 30, 2012

  • Pamela K.

    Thank you so much for organizing this event, and thanks to the sponsors! What a great opportunity to attend a Seth Earley presentation.

    1 · August 28, 2012

    • Connie C.

      Thank you for the kind words Pamela! We are looking forward to seeing Seth again, too. See you tomorrow!

      August 28, 2012

  • Connie C.

    RSVPs have now been closed. We are at our room limit for the two groups. Thank you!

    August 27, 2012

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