Thursday, 30 October 2008

CFP: Classification at a Crossroads, The Hague, 29-30 October 2009

The International UDC Seminar 2009 entitled "Classification at a Crossroads: Multiple Directions to Usability" will take place on 29-30 October 2009 in the UDC Consortium headqarters in The Hague.

The conference aims at exploring how new developments in information standards and technology influence and affect applications and services using classification, Universal Decimal Classification in particular, and its relationships to other systems.

The programme will highlight many ways in which the use classification can be improved. Attention will be paid to the applications of classification in supporting multilingual access, user-friendly representations of classification in resource discovery and semantic searching expansion and classification application across distributed systems.

Papers and posters are now invited covering the following topics:

    Classification and semantic technologies, e.g. experiences with vocabulary standards for expressing and porting classification data into the Semantic Web, vocabulary registries, terminology services
    Classification in supporting information integration, e.g. classification use in alignment of vocabularies, classification as a common subject language in co-operative systems, experiences in multi-database systems, classification mapping to other subject languages, classification enhancement with social tagging
    Verbal and multilingual access to classification, e.g. textual searching and display, management of subject-alphabetical indexes, extraction of thesauri from classification schemes
    Classification authority control and library systems, e.g. issues with MARC formats, authority file development, maintenance and sharing of data
    Visual representations/interface to classification, e.g. issues in classification browsing and faceted representation in classification tools and information systems
    Experiences with classification outside the traditional library environment, e.g. use in different types of digital repositories (eprints, VLE), resource discovery on the Web, alerting services, specialised bibliographic services and databases, organization of physical objects etc.

The International UDC Seminar 2009 is organized by the UDC Consortium and hosted by The National library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). The UDCC is a self-funded, non-commercial, organization, based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) and supports its use and development.

To read more about conference and to submit abstracts (300-500 words) go to the conference website conference webiste.

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