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IFLA Section Subject Analysis and Access (former name: Classification & Indexing)

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Photo from our meeting in Columbus, Ohio at WLIC 2016. (From the left: Lynn Howarth, George Prager, Chris Oliver, Sally McCallum, John DeSantis, Rehab Ouf, Tiiu Tarkpea, Sandy Roe, Elise Conradi, Maja Žumer, Ulrike Junger and Harriet Aagaard. Not present: Mauro Guerrini, Aida Slavic, Ana Stevanovic, Min Young Hwang,  Elena Zagorskaya and Ekaterina Zaytseva.)


The Classification & Indexing Section has changed its name to the Subject Analysis and Access Section. We wanted to have a name that more focused on the use of subject metadata. ” …In addition to the end-user focus (“Access”) we also include the role of the professional. “Analysis” refers to the work and thought that goes into determining “aboutness” (or “determining what a document is about”) and then creating subject access – be it assigning classification or headings, developing thesauri, or devising tools and other automatic ways to achieve subject access…” Read the full article about the name change in the June 2016 Metadata Newsletter, pp 21-23.

The name change is still not visible at our Section’s web, but will be corrected by IFLA .


Registration opened – Subject Access : Unlimited Opportunities 11-12 August 2016

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