ISKOI: Challenge of the electronic environment to KO: Helsinki: Nov 29-30

Päivi Pekkarinen Paivi.Pekkarinen at Helsinki.FI
Thu Oct 4 17:03:22 CEST 2007


Invitation and Call for Participation:


The Challenge of the Electronic Environment to the Organization of Knowledge -
Second International Seminar on Subject Access to Information, 
Helsinki, Finland, 29-30 November 2007

Target Group: Research librarians, information and subject 
specialists, students of information studies

Organizer: The International Relations Group of the Finnish Research 
Library Association

Venue: University of Helsinki, Porthania, Lecture Hall P674, 6th floor
Street address: Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki
Location information: 
<http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/main/default.asp?o=1&l=3&d=YLIOPISTONKATU%203&n=73536&e=52827>http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/main/default.asp?o=1&l=3&d=YLIOPISTONKATU%203&n=73536&e=52827


Purpose:

The purpose of Seminar is to explore and interpret some of the 
current changes in knowledge organization tools and methods which the 
more and more sophisticated information technology makes possible and 
which the more and more electronic and interactive environment makes 
necessary.
The Seminar aims to bring together research librarians, information 
and subject specialists as well as students of information studies to 
discuss these issues, local and global, of subject access to 
information in the context of the electronic environment.

Keynote and Guest Speakers:

Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent 
State University, USA
Maja Zumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Douglas Tudhope, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Dennis Nicholson, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Resgistration fees:

Member of  the Finnish Research Library Association 150 Euro +22%vat
Non-member of the Finnish Research Library Association 200 Euro +22%vat

Registration online : 
<https://kampela.it.helsinki.fi/elomake/lomakkeet/6034/lomake.html>https://kampela.it.helsinki.fi/elomake/lomakkeet/6034/lomake.html

For more information:
Eva-Costiander Hulden 
<mailto:eva.costiander-hulden at abo.fi>eva.costiander-hulden at abo.fi
Päivi Pekkarinen: 
<mailto:paivi.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi>paivi.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi
Accommodation information eg.: 
<http://www.hel2.fi/convention/EN/hotellit.asp>http://www.hel2.fi/convention/EN/hotellit.asp



Programme  (as of 4th October 2007)

Thursday 29th November

Theme: Classifications and Thesauri - What Changes - What Challenges
   Some key questions the speakers will address:
- Do we still need traditional knowledge structures and organization 
tools: classification
   schemes and controlled vocabularies, thesauri?
- Are traditional knowledge structures still valid in organizing and 
searching information in the
   electronic environment? Or do we need new structures and tools?
- Does the collaborative information creation of the emerging Library 
2.0 suggest new collaborative
   structures, tools, methods, models?
- What about multilingual and multicultural contexts?


09.30-10.00   Coffee

10.00 -10.10   Welcome

10.10-10.45   Introductory Review of Current Knowledge Structures and Tools
                         Marcia Lei Zeng
                         School of Library and Information Science, 
Kent State University, USA
                         <http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/>http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/ 


10.45-12.00  Classifications and Thesauri:  local needs - global reach

                         Problems of interoperability
                         Keynote: Douglas Tudhope
                         School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Wales
                         <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/staff/dstudhope>http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/staff/dstudhope

                         Problems of multilingual and multicultural contexts
                         Keynote: Marcia Lei Zeng
                         School of Library and Information Science, 
Kent State University, USA
                         <http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/>http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/ 


                         Discussion

12.00-13.30  Lunch Break

13.30-16.15   From Classifications and Thesauri  to Data 
Modelling

                         Functional requirements of authority data 
(FRBR-FRAD-FRSAR)

                         Eeva Murtomaa
                         National Library of 
Finland  <http://www.nationallibrary.fi/>www.nationallibrary.fi

                         Maja Zumer
                         University of Ljubljana, 
Slovenia  <http://www.uni-lj.si/>http://www.uni-lj.si/

                         Discussion

15.00-15.30   Refreshments


15.30-16.15  Optimising Interoperability in Multi-KOS Subject 
Searching:   A Framework for a Collaborative Approach?
                         Dennis 
Nicholson
                         University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
                         <http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/index.html>http://cdlr.strath.ac.uk/index.html 
http://hilt.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/


16.15-17.00  From Data Modelling to Ontologies

                        Marcia Lei Zeng
                        School of Library and Information Science, 
Kent State University, USA
                        <http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/>http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/

                        Discussion



Friday 30th November


Theme: Ontologies - Local Applications - Global Implications
   Some key questions speakers will address.
- With access to global information, do we face a new situation?
- How do the masses of information on the Web affect our thinking, our way of
   expressing ideas, structuring knowledge, conveying meanings?
- What about the semantic content of documents, collections?


09.00-12.15    Ontologies - Local Applications

09.00-10.00   From General Thesaurus to General Ontology - 
Experiences from the  National Library of Finland
                         Laila Heinemann
                         National Library of Finland 
<http://www.nationallibrary.fi>www.nationallibrary.fi
                         Finnish General Upper Ontology YSO

                         Katri Seppälä
                         Semantic Computing Research Group, Helsinki 
University of Technology
                         <http://www.seco.tkk.fi/projects/finnonto/>http://www.seco.tkk.fi/projects/finnonto/

                         A special ontology - case Agriforest
                         Päivi Lipsanen, Kimmo Koskinen
                         Viikki Science Library 
<http://www.tiedekirjasto.helsinki.fi/english/>http://www.tiedekirjasto.helsinki.fi/english/

                         Discussion


10.00-10.30  Coffee

10.30-11.00  Elements of a National Semantic Web Infrastructure -
                        Case Study Finland on the Semantic Web
                        Kim Viljanen et al.
                        Semantic Computing Research Group, Helsinki 
University of Technology
                        More information : 
<http://www.seco.tkk.fi/projects/finnonto/>http://www.seco.tkk.fi/projects/finnonto/
                        Paper : 
<http://www.seco.tkk.fi/publications/2007/hyvonen-et-al-elements-2007.pdf>http://www.seco.tkk.fi/publications/2007/hyvonen-et-al-elements-2007.pdf

11.00-11.15  CultureSampo -  Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web
                        Tuukka Ruotsalo et al.
                         Semantic Computing Research Group, Helsinki 
University of Technology
                         More 
information: 
<http://www.kulttuurisampo.fi/>http://www.kulttuurisampo.fi/ 


11.15-11.30 TerveSuomi - Finnish Health Information on the Semantic Web
                        Osma Suominen et al.
                        More information: 
<http://www.seco.tkk.fi/applications/tervesuomi/>http://www.seco.tkk.fi/applications/tervesuomi/ 


11.30-12.00  QUCCOO - Query Construction with Ontology, 
ontology-based search interface
                        Feza Baskaya, Anne Kakkonen
                        University of Tampere, Department of 
information Studies
                        <http://www.info.uta.fi/index_en.php>http://www.info.uta.fi/index_en.php

12.00-12.15  Discussion

12.15-13.45  Lunch Break

13.45-15.50  Ontologies - Global Implications


13.45-14.15  Douglas Tudhope
                        School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Wales

14.15-14.30  Break


14.30-15.50  Panel with Seminar Speakers
                        Moderator: Marcia Lei Zeng


15.50-16.00  Closing Remarks



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