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UDC Seminar "Classification & Authority Control" - Early Bird Registration closes 31 July 2015
15/07/2015
The International UDC Seminar "Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery" will take place in The National Library of Portugal in Lisbon, on 29-30 October 2015.

The conference will be opened by Prof. Michael Buckland, well-known expert in the history and theory of documentation and bibliographic access.

The topic of authority control, subject authority control and subject access in various contexts will be discussed by a series of eminent speakers speakers including Barbara Tillett, Dagobert Soergel, Rebecca Green, Maja Zumer, Marcia Zeng, Nuno Freire, Andrea Scharnhorst, Richard Smiraglia, Maria Ines Cordeiro, Koraljka Golub, Claudio Gnoli, Marie Balikova

See the conference Programme for more details.
Early bird registration opened on 12 June 2015:
  • €200 early bird fee, students €160 (to 31 July)
  • €250 regular fee, students €210 (registration closes 20 October)
Croatian UDC Online Release
22/06/2015
UDC Online in the Croatian language Hrvatski UDK Online was released on 22 June 2015. The service is result of a collaboration between UDC Consortium and National and University Library in Zagreb.
Call for Papers Opens - International UDC Seminar 2015
05/01/2015
International UDC Seminar 2015 "Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery" will take place on 29-30 October 2015 in Lisbon (Portugal). Call for papers is open until 8th March.
Experts in authority control, classification schemes and linked data are invited to provide overviews, illustrations and analysis of classification data management and exploitation. Contributions are welcome on high quality, innovative research and practice on the following topics:
  • Classification as a component of subject authority control
  • Classification authority data formats and modeling
  • Classification and multilingual subject access
  • Sharing classification data from authority files
  • Classification data in the open linked data context
Two kinds of contributions will be accepted: conference papers and posters. Authors should submit a paper proposal in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words, including references, for papers; and 500-600 words for posters). The submission form is provided on the conference website.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Programme Committee consisting of an international panel of experts. Each submission will undergo a blind review by at least three reviewers. The Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference.

Important dates

    08 March 2015 - Paper proposal submission deadline
    23 March 2015 - Notification of acceptance & paper submission instructions
    15 May 2015 - Papers submission (camera ready copy)

Czech UDC Online release
03/01/2015
UDC Online in the Czech language will be released for public use in January 2015.
UDC Online in Czech "České MDT Online" are the new UDC online schedules in the Czech language that will be available to Czech users from January 2015. These schedules are released by the National Library of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the UDC Consortium.