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SAA Open Session at WLIC 2021: Subject to Change: How to deal with changes in subject information? – Presentations

Documentations from the virtual WLIC 2021 conference is not freely accessible  until after one year.

Did you not attend the session? The Bibliography Section blog has published a report about the session.

The presentations are freely available on-line:

Subject to flexibility: Theory and history of knowledge organisation systems / Hollie White, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry
Curtin University, Perth Australia

Transparency & Change in Knowledge Organization / Violet Fox

Using Linked Data to Mitigate Colonial Subject Bias / F. Tim Knight

SAA Open Session at WLIC 2021: Subject to Change: How to deal with changes in subject information?

Do not miss our Open session at WLIC 2021 about what we do or should do about changes in subject information!

These links only work if you  access to the LWIC 2021 conference. It is possible to register after the conference, but we want everyone to be able to access the presentations. Go to the next blog post to get links.

Book August 18 at 7:15 – 8:30 pm CEST.

Subject to Change: How to deal with changes in subject information?






Call for papers: CCQ Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automated Processes for Subject Access

The library community has invested in the development of knowledge organization systems (KOS, such as subject headings, thesauri, taxonomies, classification, etc.) to represent general knowledge or domain-specific knowledge, standardize vocabularies with the ultimate goal to describe information resources and provide effective access to these resources. These knowledge organization systems are of great importance to the subject representation of resource content and subject access to information. Current solutions enable shifting from the traditionally manual processes to the use of technologies in the development of KOS, subject indexing, classification, and retrieval.


This special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (CCQ) will illustrate technologies, methods, and projects that implement semantic web technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, other automated processes, standards and best practices for various stages of knowledge information, including KOS development, indexing and classification, and retrieval and access, with additional attention to ethical and licensing considerations.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in libraries
  • Automated processes for metadata creation
  • Automated processes for quality estimation and quality management
  • Semantic web in knowledge organization
  • Integration of Linked Open Data (LOD) in authorities & knowledge organization systems (thesauri, classifications, ontologies)
  • AI/machine learning in knowledge representation, thesaurus construction, and classification schema development
  • AI/machine learning in subject indexing and classification
  • Automated subject indexing and classification
  • Technologies, standards, and best practices
  • Ethics of AI in knowledge organization
  • KO open data licensing


Full call at CCQ

Papers should follow the CCQ Instructions for Authors

We invite you to submit your paper using ScholarOne Manuscripts  by April 30, 2021 for peer review.


  • Paper submission: April 30, 2021
  • Notification of paper acceptance: July 15, 2021


For questions, contact Athena Salaba,  asalaba [at], or Caroline Saccucci, csus [at]



Extended deadline for proposals to the WLIC 2020 Open Session about AI

The Analysis and Access Section will together with the Knowledge Mangegement Section host an open session at WLIC  2020 in Dublin about AI & machine learning.

We have decided to extend the deadline for subissions to March 15 to get more proposals.


We hope to get more proposals that describe what is happening and not just plans about the future. AI will be part of the future in Libraries, but there is also things happening right now.

Call for papers


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