ISKOI: New perspectives on subject indexing...: Frankfurt M: Apr 10

Yvonne Jahns Y.Jahns at
Wed Jan 23 11:42:24 CET 2008

****Apologies for cross postings****

Dear colleague:

Please find below the invitation to the Symposium in Honour of Magda

Sincerely yours

Yvonne Jahns

"New Perspectives on Subject Indexing and Classification in an
International Context"

International Symposium in Honour of Magda Heiner-Freiling

at the German National Library, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am

on April 10, 2008, 11:00 - 16:30 p.m.

The German National Library in collaboration with OCLC cordially
invites the international library community to attend the symposium
held to honour the library's late colleague and head of subject
cataloguing Magda Heiner-Freiling.

For more than 30 years, Magda Heiner-Freiling was instrumental in
fostering the development of the library and its international
cooperation. The symposium particularly acknowledges her work and
achievement in introducing DDC as the German National Library's
classification system as well as her commitment to the issue of
subject heading languages.

-- Programme

11:00 - 11:15
Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann (German National Library)

11:15 - 11:45
Joan Mitchell (OCLC)
The Impact of Magda Heiner-Freiling and the German Translation on
the DDC.

11:55 - 12:25
Magdalena Svanberg (National Library of Sweden)
Mapping Two Classification Schemes - DDC and SAB.

12:35 - 13:05
Winfried Goedert (University of Applied Sciences, Cologne)
Ontological Spine, Localization and Multilingual Access: Some
Reflections and a Proposal.

13:15 - 14:15
Lunch break & coffee
14:15 - 15:10

Panel by
Julianne Beall (Library of Congress)
Representation of DDC in MARC 21: An Update.
Michael Panzer (OCLC)
Taxonomies as Resources: Identification, Location and Access of a
'Webified' Dewey.
Lars G. Svensson (German National Library)
Unified Access: A SemanticWeb Based Model for Subject Navigation in
Heterogeneously Indexed Repositories.

15:20 - 15:50
Patrice Landry (National Library of Switzerland)
The Evolution of Subject Heading Languages in Europe and their
Impact on Subject Access Interoperability.

16:00 - 16:20
Christel Hengel-Dittrich (German National Library)
Virtual International Authority File - New Perspectives.

Each presentation will be followed by a brief discussion.

Presenter: Yvonne Jahns (German National Library)

-- Registration

Participation is free.
Please register for your participation until 29.02.2008 by sending
an e-mail to j.eichler at
For directions to the German National Library see 

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