Classification at a Crossroads: Multiple Directions to Usability
Internatinal UDC Seminar
The Hague, 29-30 October 2009.
The final Programme with abstracts and speakers' biographies containing a selection of 22 talks is now available.
This conference will cover a variety of topics: classification of web resources, automatic classification, relationships between thesaurus and classification, terminology services, web ontology standards, some new approaches in using or presenting classification and classification use in library networks.
The programme highlights are talks by our keynote speakers Dagobert Soergel "Illuminating the Chaos: Using Classification to Harness the Web" and Dan Brickley "Open Web Standards and Classification: Foundations for a Hybrid Approach".
A recent addition to the programme is a presentation by Stella Dextre Clarke "Providing for interoperability between thesauri and classification schemes in ISO 25964" on the new ISO standard for structured vocabularies and its approach to classification.
Ergon Verlag will exhibit and sell books from its series Advances in Knowledge Organization at a special 50% discount. All delegates are given 20% discount to Facet Publishing Titles. Both publishers contributed a number of books for a lottery draw and delegates will have a chance to win a book.
The registration for the conference will close on 20th October. To register, with an option to pay online go to http://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/php/registration.php.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
CFP: Transcending Boundaries in Europe in the Period of the Belle Epoque: Organizing Knowledge, Mobilizing Networks...
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Colloguium: Transcending Boundaries in Europe in the Period of the Belle Epoque: Organizing Knowledge, Mobilizing Networks, and Effecting Social Change - Mons (Belgium), 20-21 May 2010
VENUE: Mundaneum [see: wikipedia entry on Mundaneum]
The colloquium will explore aspects of network development,information creation, organization and exchange, and related "boundary spanning" activities of individuals and institutions and the scholarly tools and techniques that this enabled them to develop during the period of the "Belle Epoque" in which the Western European world underwent extensive social, political and "epistemic" change from approximately 1880 to 1914 [read more].
Paul Otlet & Henry Lafontaine
Abstracts (in English or French) of not more than 500 words should be sent by January 31, 2010 to Prof. W Boyd Rayward (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notification of acceptance 28 February 2010. Accepted papers must be delivered at the Colloquium in English.