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
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?
The deadline for contributions to the CCQ special issue on AI and automated processes has been extended to May 31.
Call for papers
The IFLA Metadata Newsletter is an important source to learn more about metadata and to keep in touch with others. We have become used to digital conferences, workshops and meetings during the past year and I hope you will take time to write about this or share what is happening in your library.
Please contribute to the June 2021 issue of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, jointly published by the IFLA Bibliography Section, Cataloguing Section, and Subject Analysis and Access Section.
Do you have news from your region or institution? Have you attended an online event or are you planning to present? Have you or your colleagues been able to complete a special project under our current extraordinary circumstances? Have you discovered an unexpected method to accomplish your work remotely or under lockdown? Please share your news, reports, stories, ideas, and advice with us by making a contribution to the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, including but not limited to:
• National and regional news
• Meeting reports
• Standards news
• New member introductions
• Upcoming events
Past issues of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, co-published by the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section, and the Subject Analysis and Access Section, can be found at
IFLA Metadata Newsletter
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 27, 20201
I am looking forward to receiving your contributions at harriet.aagaard @ kb.se
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] kent.edu, or Caroline Saccucci, csus [at] loc.gov
The IFLA Metadata Newsletter is a good way of keeping updated about metadata around the world and about the IFLA bibliographic sections.
Although conferences and in-person meetings have been cancelled or postponed the world over because of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians in the IFLA Bibliography Section, Cataloguing Section, and Subject Analysis and Access Section still need to share information. Please consider contributing to the December 2020 issue of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, jointly published by the trio of IFLA sections.
Do you have news from your region or institution? Have you attended an online event or are you planning to present one? Have you or your colleagues been able to complete a special project under our current extraordinary circumstances? Have you discovered an unexpected method to accomplish your work remotely or under lockdown? Please share your news, reports, stories, ideas, and advice with us by making a contribution to the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, including but not limited to:
- National and regional news
- Meeting reports
- Standards news
- New member introductions
- Upcoming events
Because the IFLA Congress did not take place in person during August and many IFLA groups had only online meetings, it is especially important for us to share information at this time.
Past issues of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter, co-published by the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section, and the Subject Analysis and Access Section.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 30, 2020.
Please send your contribution to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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