- An infographic produced by UCLDH and 4Humanities has won an award
- David Ryan (UCL CDIP Archive Studies, 1987) has received an LVO for outstanding service in the New Year's Honours List. He works for the Royal Household as Director of Records.
- A blog by Molly Slight, one of our MA Publishing students, has been published on the Bookseller website.
ISKO UK First National Conference
Content architecture: exploiting and managing diverse resources 23-24 June 2009
The first national conference of ISKO UK was hosted by the Department of
Information studies at UCL, with Vanda Broughton as Conference Chair.
150 delegates from 17 countries heard a variety of papers addressing the
problems of managing and accessing the complete range of information
formats, including images, music, and multimedia. Other presentations
covered grid computing and computing in the cloud.
Full programme with abstracts, papers, and powerpoint presentations
Keynote speakers were Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information, and David Crystal of Crystal Semantics
Semantic targeting: past, present and future: David Crystal
This keynote address looked at the evolution of the linguistic approach
to content analysis which Crystal has been developing over the past 20
years. It begins with the knowledge management taxonomy used for the
Cambridge family of general encyclopedias, and follows its
transformation into an Internet taxonomy, with applications in automatic
document classification, search engine assistance, e-commerce, online
advertising, and Internet security. Recent developments have brought a
focus on advertising, a field which has seen ideas develop from simple
keyword analysis to contextual advertising and now to semantic
targeting. Crystal explores the difference between these notions, and
describes current issues in the way semantic targeting is evolving,
including ways of handling site sensitivity, sentiment, intention, and
e-Research and new challenges in knowledge structuring: Clifford Lynch
This was a high-level overview of some of the developments in e-research and cyberinfrastructure, with emphasis on some of the opportunities for data curation and data reuse, with considerable emphasis on humanities and social sciences as well as science and engineering. It also looked at developments in "citizen science" and what might be thought of as "citizen humanities" in this context. The talk concluded with consideration of the changing nature of publishing/authoring, particularly in the scholarly sphere, and the implications of the production of structured, reuseable, and interchangeable knowledge as part of the processes of scholarship and scholarly communication.
A selection of papers will be formally published in a forthcoming special edition of Aslib Proceedings
The complete programme, presentations (including MP3 files) and full papers can be accessed from the Conference website
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