Monthly Archives: January 2016

Call for papers – IFLA Satellite meeting

The Classification & Indexing Section will be hosting a satellite preconference 11-12 August 2016.

Join colleagues from around the world in the exchange of new ideas for providing subject access. This one and one-half day Satellite Conference will explore new services, new roles, and new partners that support subject searching. Investigate implementations, use, and reuse of traditional methods, such as classification, controlled vocabularies, and mapping; newer methods; and the connections between them. Discuss how we can take advantage of new opportunities and how we can meet the challenges.

Some examples of possible topics:

  • Traditional and new methods of providing subject access: connections, competition, or co-existence?
  • Semantic Web technologies and tools for subject access.
  • Use of library subject metadata by other communities.
  • Cooperation of libraries with other partners in creation and reuse of subject metadata and knowledge organisation systems (KOS) to support discovery. Possible examples include museums, archives, publishers, and providers of index-based discovery services.
  • User needs and subject access behaviour.
  • Users as creators of subject metadata through, for example, crowdsourcing, folksonomies, social tagging, etc.

The deadline for proposals is 15 February 2016. More information is available at the WLIC 2016 website

Call for papers – WLIC 2016 Open Session

The theme for the Classification & Indexing Section’s Open Session at WLIC 2016 is:

“Reclaiming subject access to indigenous knowledge”

The Classification & Indexing Section will be hosting an open session during the 2016 conference in Columbus, Ohio. We are seeking papers that highlight innovative and effective ways of applying subject access to indigenous knowledge. The challenges involved affect not only libraries, but also archives, museums and other cultural institutions.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Specialized metadata systems and bibliographic data
  • Ontologies and schemas
  • Obstacles to reliable subject access
  • Socio-political considerations in subject access
  • Applications of linked open data and the semantic web
  • Structuring subject access to reflect indigenous cultures
  • Memory, identity and choices of vocabulary

Deadline for submitting an abstract is 12 February.

More information is available at the  WLIC 2016 website