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5th March 2008 17:30 - 20:00

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  • Paul Dodgson Search versus Classify Talk

    Paul introduced the argument of a "search" engaging in the records management world and comparing this with traditional classification. Do we need taxonomists? A number of companies are investing in the development of search based solutions which admit the existence of content only through search, ignoring classification, or at best, limiting its value. Controlled lists, thematic based search, indexing documents are just some of the challenges to face records managers in coming years. Paul Dodgson is using this as the basis of a master degree dissertation which he hopes to complete by July 2008. The results will be published in late 2008.

  • Peter Griffiths Where next for the Information Professions? Talk

    How are the Information Professions to address the plethora of information- and knowledge-management related issues that are currently in the public spotlight?  Do we need more professions to deal with issues such as information assurance, or should existing professionals be able to make a suitable contribution based on their experience?  Peter Griffiths has recently taken up the office of Vice-President of CILIP under its new governance structure, and chairs CILIP's new Policy Forum which meets for the first time during March 2008.  Peter suggested some possible groupings of stakeholders, and categorised the challenges that CILIP is presently concerned with, before looking at ways in which the profession as a whole (and its professional bodies) might address these issues in order to ensure that its voice is heard and heeded.

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4th September 2007, 14:30 - 17:30

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  • Conrad Taylor BCS-KIDMM: trying to build a bridge between the information technology and information management communities Talk

    It is a truism to say that knowledge workers use computers. However, professionals do live in silos and BCS-KIDMM - a special interest group of the British Computer Society - attempts to break down the walls which exist between 'computer types' and 'knowledge organization types'. It is about starting out from where you are and reaching out to others. It is about going beyond territoriality.

  • Vanda Broughton Automatic Metadata Generation - A Better Alternative to Controlled Vocabularies Talk

    Automatic metadata generation for resource discovery. This research exercise was carried out for JISC in 2006. Aimed to establish the state of the art regarding machine extraction and generation of metadata. Considered the whole range of metadata: descriptive, technical, rights, preservation, subject, LOM, etc. Embraced both intrinsic and extrinsic metadata. Extrinsic metadata tools show rapid development. The majority of tools use a controlled vocabulary or other subject authority.

  • Douglas Tudhope Knowledge Organization System Services Talk

    The presentation focused on NKOS : Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services. This is an informal network for enabling knowledge organization systems (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as
    networked interactive information services to support the description
    and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet. In addition, there was talk about the possibility of KOS Registries.

  • Stella Dextre Clarke Challenges and opportunities for KOS standards Talk

    BS 8723: Structured vocabularies for information retrieval – A guide to this new standard was offered and key questions were asked about it concerning challenges and opportunities. „Should we think of BS 8723-2 as needing rigorous implementation, or is it more of a springboard from which to launch new ideas? Facet analysis practice as developed by the CRG – will it come of age, or has the genie already left the bottle? „Is it useful/practical to apply a tight definition to “taxonomy”? Which offers greater benefit: one exchange format for all applications, or a choice of formats, supported by transforms between them? „ Format extension: should it reach towards ontologies, or towards classification schemes, or what? „And what about folksonomies – is there any benefit from considering them at all in BS 8723 or ISO 25964?

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