12.0034 workshop at Digital Library conference

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 20 May 1998 08:04:21 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 34.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 14:32:58 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: WORKSHOP: Thesaurus/Authority File Workshop at Digital
Library Conference

May 19, 1998

Pittsburgh, Saturday June 27 from 9 am to 4 pm


Below is the announcement of a potentially important workshop on the
networked implementation of thesauri, classification schemes, and
hierarchically structured authority files that could help in furthering
work in the development of network standards and protocols. We trust that
the arts and humanities will be well-represented.

David Green

>Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 12:24:30 -0400
>From: Ron Davies <rdavies@BIBLIOMATICS.COM>

"The Application of Terminology and Classification Tools for Digital
Collection Development and Network-based Search" is a workshop to be held
in association with the Digital Libraries conference in Pittsburgh in June.
The workshop will focus on the networked implementation of thesauri,
classification schemes, and hierarchically structured authority files. One
of the goals of the workshop is to define what is needed in network
implementations of authority files with the hope that this will be useful
in the development of standards and protocols. The formation of a working
group that could continue after the workshop is anticipated.

Practitioners, researchers, developers and users of thesauri and authority
files interested in attending are requested to provide a short, 1-paragraph
biographical sketch and a statement of their work or interests in this
area, to one of the workshop organizers by June 5. In order to provide an
update on new developments and a perspective on issues, selected
participants will be invited to speak about their experience or areas of
expertise. However no formal papers will be presented, and the emphasis
will be on open discussion on how standards and common approaches can
facilitate the use of authority files over networks. All participants will
be able to contribute to the breakout sessions on specific issues to be
held in the afternoon and to the general discussion.

The workshop will be held in Pittsburgh, Saturday June 27 from 9 am to 4 pm
as part of the ACM Digital Libraries '98 Conference
<http://www.ks.com/dl98/>. Cost of the workshop is $50.00 and includes
lunch. Please see the Workshop web site
<http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~lhill/dl98_workshop.html> for more
information. For specific questions, or to express your interest in
attending, you may also contact one of the workshop organizers: Linda Hill
<lhill@alexandria.ucsb.edu>; Ron Davies <rdavies@bibliomatics.com> or Gail
Hodge <gailhodge@aol.com>.

Ron Davies
Ron Davies Internet: rdavies@bibliomatics.com
Bibliomatics Inc., 48-200 Owl Dr., Phone: (613) 523-7981
Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1V 9P7 Fax: (613) 523-4417

DIGLIB is a public service provided by IFLA (http://www.ifla.org) and
sponsor, Sun Microsystems Inc.: "The Network is the Computer".

Sun has published a new whitepaper, "The Digital Library Tool Kit".
This paper by Peter Noerr addresses many of the leading questions that
academic institutions, public libraries, government agencies, and
museums face in trying to develop digital content and distribute it
on the Worldwide Web.

This 98 page document can be accessed in PDF or Postscript format via the
Sun in Libraries webpage at; http://www.sun.com/edu/libraries/index.html.


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