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

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