Tuesday 8 July 2008

Proceedings of the UDC Seminar 2007 - available online

Proceedings of the UDC Seminar 2007 "Information Access for the Global Community", 4-5 June 2007, The Hague were published as an Annex in the Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 29 (2007). All articles are now available in the dLIST open archive.

You can download the entire Annex from the above address or you can access and download individual articles (pdf format).

Sunday 6 July 2008

Announcement: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference, Glasgow, September 2008

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference entitled "Classification and subject retrieval in the 21st century: you can't make jelly without a mould" will take place at the The University of Strathclyde on 3 - 5 September 2008

The CIG conference 2008 web pages are now available at: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/CIG/2008/conf-glasgow/.

Online booking is now open.

135 years after Melvil Dewey first had the idea for his classification scheme and with the exponential growth of new information storage and retrieval systems we are still wrestling with finding the right way to get things in order - on the shelves and in those very systems - and then to enable people to find them when they search. This conference is intended to explore current developments in classification and subject retrieval. The conference programme will cover both the longstanding methods - such as traditional classification schemes - right up to social networking and 'bleeding edge' ideas. The conference will also include the CIG AGM and Annual Standards Forum.

Following a call for papers, the conference programme is now in place. Papers will be considered for publication in Catalogue and Index following the conference. Powerpoint or similar presentation files, that accompany papers, will be published on the CIG website.

The varied programme of presentations and updates on standards will be complemented by opportunities to network with fellow professionals.

Thursday 3 July 2008

New issue of Classification and Indexing Section Newsletter, June 2008

The Classification & Indexing Section Newsletter for June features the Section's programme at IFLA 2008 conference in Quebec entitled "Classification and Indexing Without Language Borders".

This issue also provides a brief information about current work on improving subject access in the Czech National Library Catalogue.

We also read that VINITI (All-Russian Institute of SciTech Information) has published its new, 9th volume of the Russian full edition - Classes 67/68 Various Industries and Trades.

The new Russian CD-ROM edition of UDC is announced to be presented at the CRIMEA 2008 conference.

VINITI's third annual workshop "Universal Decimal Classification - Application Methods" took place 16-17 April 2008 in Moscow.