The DCH2017 Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage takes place at Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, August 30- September 01, 2017.
The full programme is available HERE
More information and registration here: http://DCH2017.net
Conference topics will cover technical challenges as well as strategic guidance.
- raise awareness in Society, Science, and Technology fields about importance of the cultural dimensions and the growing potential of Digital Cultural Heritage;
- promote innovative content analysis from cross-organizational interoperability of digital humanities databases and XML methods, techniques, and approaches;
- indicate on the central role of spatial concepts enabling synergy for knowledge generation from massive granular digital cultural heritage content;
- create innovative cross-disciplines / cross sectors partnerships facilitate intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue;
- elaborate roles and interest of information society.
The conference is organised by CODATA Germany
PREFORMA International Conference – Shaping our future memory standards
National Library of Estonia, Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017.
Aim of the event is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, present the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities.
Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the conference will include: keynote speeches by international experts in digital preservation; live demonstrations of the software; examples and good practices of memory institutions that are integrating the PREFORMA tools in their environments; and panel discussions to reflect on how to sustain and further develop the results of the project.
The event is intended for anyone dealing with digital preservation of images, documents and audiovisual files. This conference is a great opportunity to ask and exchange with international experts, fellow archivists and even Open Source developers about file format questions, issues and challenges we are facing today.
Click here for more information about the event. Register here before 30 September 2017
Event website: http://finalconference.preforma-project.eu/
Further information: The event will be held in English. Participation in the event is free of charge. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Claudio Prandoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archaeological Standards and Guidance – What are they for and who sets them?
The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) held an online discussion on this topic on 10-11 May 2017. Key questions covered:
- A new vision for 2017 and beyond? Is the Southport vision is still relevant? Can we construct a new vision for 2017 and beyond? What outcomes do we want to achieve and what should standards therefore contain?
- Roles and responsibilities – who sets standards? Many organisations are involved in producing standards and guidance; do we yet have a common understanding about roles and responsibilities or are we all competing with each other? Who should lead on what?
- New thinking on methodology and standards – how do we capitalise on the lessons of synthesis projects, and translate them into professional practice?
- How much should we be prescribing methods as opposed to seeking outcomes?
- Should improving standards make our work more cost-effective or will they add cost?
For more information about this discussion and links to current initiatives within data standards compilation, see: http://www.archaeologists.net/archaeological-standards-and-guidance-what-are-they-and-who-sets-them-online-discussion-10%E2%80%9311-may
Published in June 2016, this guidance document was compiled by the three period-specific pottery study groups (PCRG, SGRP, MPRG) with the aim of creating the first, comprehensive, inclusive standard for working with pottery. The Standard is intended for use in all types of archaeological project, including those run by community groups, professional contractors and research institutions.
This standard has been published by the Medieval Pottery Research Group on behalf of the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group, the Study Group for Roman Pottery and the Medieval Pottery Research Group.
The text was written by Alistair Barclay and David Knight (PCRG); Paul Booth and Jane Evans (SGRP); Duncan H. Brown and Imogen Wood (MPRG).
Development and production of this standard was funded by grant-aid from Historic England.
The National Standard and Guidance to Best Practice for Collecting and Depositing Archaeological Archives in Wales comprises a suite of documents which aim to make archaeological data, information and knowledge available, stable, consistent and accessible for present and future generations. The Standard for Archaeological Archiving in Wales consists of a set of high-level principles. It represents the standard for archaeological archiving that must be met by an archaeologist or organisation undertaking any form of archaeological work that results in an archive.
Guidance documents are available as a ‘zip’ file here.
This document has been prepared by the National Panel for Archaeological Archives in Wales and is drawn from A Standard and Guide to Best Practice for Archaeological Archiving in Europe.
The National Panel has tailored this document to meet the specific needs of Wales and to offer guidance that supports the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016. The National Panel for Archaeological Archives in Wales is an advisory body established by the Historic Environment Group with a remit to promote the care of and encourage access to the archaeological archives of Wales.
9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Funchal, Madeira – Portugal (1-3 November, 2017)
The conference hosts three separate mini-conferences. The purpose of the IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.
9th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval
Program Chair Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems.
Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and business process design.
For anyone attending the Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge Conference on 27-28 July, there is also an opportunity to attend a free workshop called ‘How to build a semantic web database in one morning‘.
Saturday 29 July 2017, 09:00 – 13:00 BST
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Sackler Seminar Rooms, Clore Conference Center
This workshop is only open to delegates attending the ResearchSpace Symposium, Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge on 27th/28th July. The objective is to model and build a live Semantic Web database with data input and presentation features. The workshop will introduce delegates to Semantic modelling, the CIDOC CRM ontology and the ResearchSpace Semantic Web Database Builder. Other working examples will also be discussed.
There are no technical requirements and cultural heritage subject experts interested in digital knowledge representation are encouraged to attend and anyone wanting to implement a Semantic Web, Linked Data, site.
Attendees should bring their own laptop.
To register for the workshop, please go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-semantic-web-database-in-one-morning-tickets-33893615717
Online registration now open for Taxonomy Boot Camp London
Olympia , London, 17 – 18 October 2017
Whatever your level of taxonomy expertise – from newbie to seasoned professional – Taxonomy Boot Camp will help you to energise your data, content and information processes, enabling you to embed taxonomies across your websites, content management systems, enterprise search, apps and more.
- Invaluable advice from expert practitioners
- Case studies from sectors including government, publishing and science
- In-depth presentations to deepen your practice
- Resources to help you progress your career
- Inspiring speakers from different countries
- A chance to network with peers in a lively, friendly atmosphere
Speakers from: BBC ● Cisco ● Dept for Education ● Elsevier ● Government Digital Service ● Hackney Borough Council ● ICAEW ● LSE ● Pearson ● Thomson Reuters ● UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ● World Bank Group, and more …
Read the full programme here, and register online to take advantage of a range of generous attendance discounts, including 40% off multi-delegate registrations.
“Knowledge Organisation: what’s the story?”
Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies – current state and direction of travel.
Conference programme here.
‘One of the highlights of the conference will be the second day’s “False Narratives” session, aiming to develop a KO response to post-truth phenomena such as Fake news, Alternative facts, Social media echo chambers and other worrying developments. Not everyone is worried, though. According to some analyses, fake news may not have had much impact on events such as the 2016 US presidential election. Should we worry more about the home-grown bias of personalized feeds from our web browsers?
Enlightenment on the technical issues, and energy to pursue solutions, will come from our first two speakers in this special session on 12 September:
- a research project led by the innovative Dave Clarke explores ways of combating the post-truth phenomena, in consultation with leading information professionals;
- just 3 months after the snap election, Nick Poole reports on CILIP’s “Facts Matter” campaign and where we go from here.’
For more information
The International UDC Seminar 2017 “Faceted Classification Today: Theory, Technology and End Users” will take place in London on 14-15 September 2017 at Wellcome Collection. This is the sixth in a series of International UDC Seminars devoted to advances in documentary classification research and their application in a networked environment.
This conference revisits faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern analytico-synthetic classifications and explores potential fields of application for facet analysis in information organization. It is aimed at information professionals, researchers, lecturers in library and information science and computer science as well as controlled vocabulary developers and designers.
Title: FACETED CLASSIFICATION TODAY: theory, technology and end users
Date: 14-15 September 2017
Venue: Wellcome Collection Building, 183 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom
UDC Seminar 2017 revisits faceted analytical theory as one of the most influential methodologies in the development of knowledge organization systems.
To learn more about the conference programme and to register, go to the conference website http://seminar.udcc.org/2017/
About the organizer:
“Faceted Classification Today” is the sixth biennial conference in a series of International UDC Seminars organized by the Universal Decimal Classification Consortium (UDC Consortium). UDCC is a not-for-profit organization, based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the UDC and to support its use and development (http://www.udcc.org). UDC is one of the most widely used knowledge organization systems in the bibliographic domain.