“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.’
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.