Monday 15 August 2011

Classification & Ontology conference proceedings

Proceedings of the International UDC Seminar 2011 are published by Ergon Verlag.

Classification and ontology: formal approaches and access to knowledge: proceedings of the International UDC Seminar, 19-20 September 2011, The Hague, The Netherlands. Edited by Aida Slavic and Edgardo Civallero. W├╝rzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2011. 328 pages. ISBN: 978-3-89913-865-8.

The book will be distributed in delegate packs at the conference in September and will be available for purchase following the event.

Formal Approaches and Access to Knowledge
19-20 September, The Hague

Venue: Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Fee: 200 EUR (secure your place at this event)

Ontology-like representations of classifications are recognized as potentially important facilitators in creating a web of linked data.

The conference keynote speaker is Professor
Patrick Hayes, one of the key players in the Semantic Web initiative and the development of RDF, OWL and SPARQL. His talk entitled "On being the same" will remind us of some oddities and internal inconsistencies in data found on the Web, as the Semantic web starts to take shape with the rise of linked data.

Following the keynote address we will hear a selection of speakers from the domains of web technology, ontology, knowledge organization and bibliographic classification, including Dan Brickley, Guus Schreiber, Thomas Baker, Dagobert Soergel, Roberto Poli, Ingetraut Dahlberg, Barbara Kwasnik, Rebecca Green, Michael Panzer, Marcia Zeng, Daniel Kless, Joan Mitchell, Richard Smiraglia, Vanda Broughton, Devika Madalli, Claudio Gnoli and more...

The International UDC Seminar 2011 is followed by DC-2011 - 11th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications "Metadata Harmonization: Bridging Languages and Description", 21-23 September.

Monday 8 August 2011

UDC Update Meeting @ IFLA 2011

77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Colleagues working with the UDC and attending 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Puerto Rico are invited to attend the annual

Thursday, 18 August
Room 102A

Members of the UDC Editorial team and UDC Consortium (UDCC) will provide an update on current developments, new translations, editions and services. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange information and discuss issues in relation to the UDC.

New: UDC Newsletter (IFLA edition), August 2011, now also available in Spanish.

Important: UDCC has presented us with 5 vouchers for 70 EUR discount on the regular conference fee for the International UDC Seminar "Classification& Ontology: Formal Approaches and Access to Knowledge" 19-20 September, The Hague. Vouchers will be given away at the meeting on a first-come, first-served basis.