ISKOI: Everything need not be miscellaneous: Montreal: Aug 5

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Mon Jun 23 14:09:49 CEST 2008

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5 August 2008

OCLC / ISKO-NA Preconference to 10th biennial ISKO Conference:
Everything Need Not Be Miscellaneous: Controlled Vocabularies and 
Classification in a Web World
Sponsored by OCLC, ISKO-NA and Université de Montréal

Room S1-151
Pavillon Jean-Coutu located on the Université de Montréal (UdeM) campus
Montréal (Québec, Canada).

10.15-5.30 (onsite registration: 9.30-10.15)
Preregistration ($65) through main conference website:


-- SKOS and Its Application in Transferring Traditional Thesauri into 
Networked Knowledge Organization Systems

Marcia Lei Zeng (Professor, School of Library and Information 
Science, Kent State University)

Introducing SKOS and discussing its applications in transferring the 
largest controlled vocabulary in China, the Chinese Classified 
Thesaurus (CCT), into a SKOS-based knowledge organization system 
(KOS), the speaker will discuss the conceptual models of 
concept-based and term-based systems, the converting approaches and 
challenges, and the potential usage of a KOS registry built on SKOS 
and other Web-based protocols and technologies.

Presentation based on a paper co-authored with Wei Fan (Graduate 
Student, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)

-- SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Systems) as a Tool for 
Releasing the Value of Controlled Vocabularies through OCLC's 
Terminology Services.

Diane Vizine-Goetz, (Consulting Research Scientist, OCLC Research)
Michael Panzer (Global Taxonomy Product Manager, OCLC)

OCLC Research has developed a group of experimental Web Services for 
controlled vocabularies. This presentation will provide an overview 
and update on the various machine-readable representations (including 
SKOS) and services which OCLC Research has developed and close with a 
report on current activities to make the Dewey Decimal Classification 
(DDC) accessible as Linked Data, including URI and web service 
design, issues arising from a SKOS representation, integration into 
discovery tools, and the potential value which may be gained from 
fully leveraging DDC in a Web 2.0 world.

-- FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology): a Vocabulary to 
Facilitate Faceted Browsing

Eric Childress (Consulting Project Manager, OCLC Research)

An overview of FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), a 
facetted vocabulary based on the Library of Congress Subject Headings 
(LCSH). The presentation will include examples of the use of FAST for 
tag cloud presentation and discuss its potential use in search 
interfaces which support faceted browsing.

-- A Faceted Structure to Organize and Access Web Resources in Education

Michèle Hudon (Associate Professor, École de bibliothéconomie et des 
sciences de l'information (EBSI), Université de Montréal)

Results of the third and last part of a project which focuses on 
Web-based libraries in the field of Education. Discussion of the most 
interesting characteristics of a newly developed faceted 
classification structure, and description of significant problems 
encountered by our team of three people during the design process.

Full conference programme available on website:

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