Thursday, 22 November 2012

Loughborough's Department of Information Science to Close

The Department will be replaced by a centre for information management within Loughborough's School of Business and Economics.

In a statement, Loughborough says that the centre will "allow the university to better integrate the strengths it has in research, teaching and enterprise in the department of information science and the School of Business and Economics, and will build on the expertise and reputation of both".

Source: Times Higher Education

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

CFP: Classification and Visualization, The Hague, 24-25 October 2013

Classification & Visualization: 
Interfaces to Knowledge

VENUE:         National Library of the Netherlands
DATE:        24-25 October 2013

"Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" is the fourth in a series of International UDC Seminars devoted to advances in documentary classification research and their application in a networked environment.

The objective of this conference is to explore cutting edge advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impacts on thinking about developments in the more main stream bibliographic and documentary classifications.

We invite overviews, illustrations and analysis of approaches to and models of the visualization of knowledge that can help advance the application of documentary and bibliographic classification in information and knowledge discovery. We welcome high quality, innovative research contributions from various fields of application including:

  • visualization of knowledge orders (e.g. scientific taxonomies, Wikipedia)
  • visualization of collection content, large datasets
  • visualization of knowledge classifications for the purpose of managing the classifications and working with them
  • visualization of knowledge to support interactive searching, users browsing behaviour (IR) and classification as an aid to information navigation

We will accept two kinds of contributions:  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.

Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference.

          15 Jan 2013    Paper proposal submission deadline
          15 Feb 2013    Notification of acceptance
          15 Apr 2013    Paper submission

ORGANIZER: International UDC Seminar 2013 is organized by the UDC Consortium (UDCC) and hosted by Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The National Library of Netherlands). 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.