|DATE: 29-30 October 2015|
|VENUE: National Library of Portugal|
|Campo Grande 83|
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.