The Conference will focus on Classification and Indexing in all varieties of libraries and information centers with particular attention to best practices and activities. With a global interest in mind, this Satellite Conference will aim to provide a thoughtful and engaging discussion about an array of worldwide issues regarding Classification and Indexing within library and information settings.
Key-note speakers are Marcia Lei Zeng and Karen Markey.
The Satellite conference will be at the State University of Ohio, in Columbus, Ohio on 11-12 August 2016. Due to the generosity of the fKent State University College of Communication and Information and the School of Library and Information Science, there is no fee to attend this satellite conference.
Full program and registration is found on the Conference website
Registration is required before 1 August 2016
The Classification & Indexing Section has an interesting Open Session programme in Cape Town. – Dynamic Subject Access: Evolution and Transformation.
The session (148) will take place from 16:00-18:00 on August 18th in Auditorium 2 of the conference centre and will be chaired by Harriet Aagaard. Papers to be presented:
1. Keynote: Managing Derived Entities – Thom Hickey (OCLC, United States)
2. The Next Step – Makeover from Accessible Collections to Attractive Collections – Malarvele Ilangovan (National Library Board, Singapore, Singapore)
3. Facilitating Access to Cultural Content in Czechia: INTERMI Project and National Authority Files – Marie Balikova (National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
4. Subject Metadata Development and Awareness for Digital Resources in University of Uyo Library, Nigeria – Eno J. Ottong (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Presented papers are available at IFLA library. You find the original papers in English, as well as translations into Spanish. Marie Balikova’s paper is also translated into Russian. We hope to get all papers translated into French in time for the congress.
Program for IFLA WLIC 2015
During last year’s WLIC in Lyon there was a workshop on how sections may work together. One way of cooperating is of course through joint open sessions. Another suggestion (first raised at Bibliography´s SCI) is a joint newsletter. The officers of the sections focusing on universal bibliographic control found this idea very interesting and worth investigating. It was therefore decided that the newsletter editors of each section should study the feasibility of a joint communication channel, be it newsletter, blog or something else.
Rather than merely doing a feasibility study, the newsletter editors decided to join forces and publish a common newsletter. The result of our work is the first issue of the IFLA Metadata Newsletter. At this year’s WLIC, the Bibliography, Cataloguing and Classification & Indexing sections will discuss whether the IFLA Metadata Newsletter should replace our present communication channels.
Please give us feedback so we can have a fruitful discussion over this topic at the WLIC in Cape Town!
IFLA Metadata Newsletter vol. 1