Friday, 23 December 2016


Sunday, 4 December 2016

CFP International UDC Seminar 2017 - Faceted Classification Today: Theory, Technology and End Users

International UDC Seminar 2017 "Faceted Classification Today: Theory, Technology and End Users" will take place in London on 14-15 September 2017.

The objective of the conference is to revisit faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern classifications and indexing languages and the role analytico-synthetic classifications have had in resource discovery and retrieval, from their introduction at the beginning of the 20th century to date.

This Seminar marks the anniversaries of two conferences devoted to faceted classification research: sixty years since the First International Study Conference on Classification Research (Dorking, 1957) and twenty years since the the Sixth International Study Conference (London, 1997).

The objective of the conference is to revisit faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern classifications and indexing languages and the role analytico-synthetic classifications have had in resource discovery and retrieval, from their introduction at the beginning of the 20th century to date. The conference will examine the challenges analytico-synthetic classifications represent for data modelling and interface design in the Web environment. Most importantly, it will explore potential fields of application for faceted classifications in information organization, visualization and presentation of large datasets, social networks and in the open linked data environment.

Call for papers is now open. Read more at the conference website.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Invitation for Registration: Classification & Authority control

The International UDC Seminar entitled "Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery" will take place in The National Library of Portugal in Lisbon, on 29-30 October 2015. 
Conference website: http://seminar.udcc.org/2015
Contact: seminar2015@udcc.org 

The objective of the conference is to explore issues in managing classification vocabulary in and between information systems. Particular emphasis will be on the possibilities for exploiting and sharing subject authority data in the linked data environment. 

The conference will be opened by Emer. Prof. Michael Buckland, well-known expert in the history and theory of documentation and bibliographic access. 

The topic of authority control, subject authority control and subject access in various contexts will be discussed by a series of eminent speakers speakers including Barbara Tillett, Dagobert Soergel, Rebecca Green, Maja Zumer, Marcia Zeng, Nuno Freire, Andrea Scharnhorst, Maria Ines Cordeiro, Koraljka Golub, Claudio Gnoli. 

To learn more about conference programme and to register go to the conference website.  

Registration closes 20 October 2015: €250 regular fee, students €210