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:

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 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

International UDC Seminar 2015 "Classification and Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery" - CALL FOR PAPERS

DATE:     29-30 October 2015
VENUE:    National Library of Portugal - Lisbon

Linked data practices and techniques have opened new possibilities in exploiting controlled vocabularies and improving resource discovery. Authority data held in library systems, including classification schemes find new ways of expanding its potential as shared knowledge structures across the linked data environment. The objective of this conference is to explore such a potential, expanding the value and use of classification as authority controlled vocabulary, from the local perspective to the global environment.

We invite experts in authority control, classification schemes and linked data to provide overviews, illustrations and analysis of classification data management and exploitation. Contributions are welcome on high quality, innovative research and practice on the following topics:

•    Classification as a component of subject authority control
•    Classification authority data formats and modeling
•    Classification and multilingual subject access
•    Sharing classification data from authority files
•    Classification data in the open linked data context


Two kinds of contributions are invited: conference papers and posters. Authors should submit a paper proposal in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words, including references, for papers; and 500-600 words for posters). The submission form is provided on the conference website.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Programme Committee consisting of an international panel of experts. Each submission will undergo a blind review by at least three reviewers. The Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference.

    28 February 2015    Paper proposal submission deadline
    23 March 2015    Notification of acceptance & paper submission instructions
    15 May 2015 Papers submission (camera ready copy)

ORGANIZER: Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery is the fifth biennial conference in a series of International UDC Seminars organized by the UDC Consortium (UDCC). UDCC is a not-for-profit organization, based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the Universal Decimal Classification and to support its use and development. UDC is one of the most widely used knowledge organization systems in the bibliographic domain.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

IFLA General Conference 2014

If you happen to be in Lyon, please join us for our regular UDC Update session at the 2014 IFLA General Conference and Assembly.

Members of the UDC Editorial team will give a brief presentation on the current developments in the UDC, ongoing translation projects, forthcoming publications and events.

Monday, 18 August
Room St. Clair 3b

The UDC Update Newsletter is available here.