Final week to book for "Making metadata work", ISKO-UK/BCS/DCMI joint event

DCMI Announce announce at DUBLINCORE.NET
Tue Jun 10 07:47:22 EDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

*Making metadata work*
Monday 23rd June 2014 - BCS Office, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Please don't forget to book for this popular event before the deadline of
16 June. There are still places for the afternoon session, with an array of
first class speakers. See more  at <>.

The  morning workshop and  tutorial are already full booked. We're sorry to
disappoint anyone who's missing them, but we hope to repeat the Sharepoint
tutorial on another date - possibly 15 Sept and/or 26 November. Do please
let us know if you are interested.

*Afternoon meeting on 23 June* (Plenary, 14.00 – 18.00)
Martin White: The importance of metadata for high quality Search
Sean Bechhofer: Wf4Ever: metadata for “Research Objects”
Mark Sandler: Semantic Media: a new paradigm for navigable content for the
21st century
Richard Ranft: Enhancing discovery of the British Library's audio
Antoine Isaac: A portrait of Europeana as a Linked Open Data case (in
Andrew MacFarlane: Analysing creative image search queries to determine
important facets

The speakers and presentations are described in more detail on our website
at  <>. As usual
there will be more networking, wine and nibbles from 18.00.

*Morning options*
*a) Tutorial: Metadata management in Sharepoint* (10.00 -12.00)
While Sharepoint 2013 offers more metadata capabilities than ever before,
the range of options can make it hard to implement the most effective way.
Management of controlled vocabularies is a particular challenge. This
tutorial will enable you to pick the brains of an experienced consultant,
Marc Stephenson of Metataxis.
*b) Workshop: Vocabularies and the potential for linkage* (9.30 – 12.30;
now fully booked)
Various approaches to the linkage of value vocabularies (KOSs) and/or
element set vocabularies (metadata schemas) will be described by
Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche (Fujitsu, Ireland), Dan Brickley (Google), Gordon
Dunsire and Stella Dextre Clarke, with emphasis on the opportunities as
well as the barriers to widespread adoption. After that is a case study
from Johan De Smedt and Agis Papantoniou, both of TenForce, that draws on
more than one technique. The subsequent discussion will address the
prospects for take-up, aiming to help participants with application or
development of similar techniques and projects.

*Registration fee and booking*
Full day, including lunch and a choice of tutorial or workshop: £120 (or
£70 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for full-time students);
Afternoon only: £60 (or £25 for members of ISKO, IRSG or DCMI and for
full-time students).
*Booking is open at*  <>

*About ISKO UK*
ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) is a not-for-profit
scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting
research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within
the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Founded in
2007, our UK Chapter has been attracting lively and steadily growing
audiences to its afternoon meeting series (see slides and recordings at Its third conference was held in July
2013 on the general theme of “Knowledge organization – pushing the

*About BCS IRSG*
Established in 1978, the main aim of the BCS IRSG is supporting the
communication between information retrieval (IR) researchers and
practitioners, promoting the use of IR methods in industry and raising
public awareness of IR-related topics. Recognizing IR as an
interdisciplinary field, a further aim of the BCS IRSG is to act as a link
between computer science, library and information science and also cognate
communities (like natural language processing).

*About DCMI*
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an open, international forum
for the development of interoperable online metadata standards with diverse
applications. DCMI’s activities include consensus-driven working groups,
global conferences and workshops, standards liaison, and educational
efforts to promote widespread acceptance of metadata standards and
practices. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T (the Association for Information
Science and Technology).


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