Sunday, 22 September 2013

UDC Online - a new service for users of the scheme

UDC Consortium has released a new service providing online access to the complete content of the UDC Master Reference File.

UDC Online is designed as a hub for UDC schedules in different languages. The service is a collaboration between the Consortium and UDC publishers in several countries.

English was the first language to be released on 26th August. Users can subscribe to the service and also partake of a two-week free trial here. The new UDC Consortium UDC Online replaces the previous online tool by BSI which will close on 1st October.

More languages will be added as they become available starting with Dutch, French, Czech, German and Croatian.

UDC Online is the complete standard up-to-date version of the Universal Decimal Classification scheme. It offers advanced searching and browsing and supports the management of UDC numbers. UDC Online is always aligned to the latest official version of the UDC Master Reference File. Language data appears in the service as it is available, while the translation and editing process is running in the background. One of the features of the tool is that it also contains cancelled classes and their redirections to valid UDC numbers. This segment of the service is going to be developed and gradually improved to encompass most of the relevant historical UDC data. This has an important advantage for libraries using obsolete UDC notations.

UDC Online is available as an annual subscription and is maintained and managed entirely by the UDC Consortium, the owner of the UDC.

Monday, 24 June 2013

International UDC Seminar 2013, The Hague, 24-25 October - early bird closes 30 June

International UDC Seminar 2013 "Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" will take place on Thursday 24 - Friday 25 October in the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), The Hague.

The objective of this conference is to explore cutting edge advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impact on developments in the more main stream bibliographic and documentary classifications.

Speakers include: W. Boyd Rayward, Lev Manovich, Kathryn La Barre, Fabrice Papy, Marcel Worring, Luca Rosati, Andrea Resmini, Richard Smiraglia, Charles van den Heuvel, Andrea Scharnhorst, Scott Weingart, etc.

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

Register before 30th June to take advantage of the early bird discount.

€180 early bird fee, students €140
€220 regular fee, students €180

Registration fee covers lunches, refreshments, reception and the conference proceedings book.


We look forward to seeing you in October

Thursday, 6 June 2013

New UDC Consortium Facebook page

In February 2013 the old UDC Consortium website was redesigned. The website now has an online shop for Consortium publications.

The old UDCC facebook profile has also recently moved to a new  facebook page which is going to be used more frequently for announcements of UDC products and events.

We would like to use this opportunity to invite UDC users to follow these channels of communications.