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Outputs - UDC Seminar 2013 now available
25/11/2013
Slides (pdf) and talks (mp3) from the International UDC Seminar 2013 - "Classification and Visualization" are available from the conference website. The conference proceedings published by Ergon can be purchased online.
The International UDC Seminar entitled "Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" took place in Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, on 24-25 October 2013. This was the fourth in a series of International UDC Seminars. The 2013 seminar was devoted to exploring advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impact on developments in the more main stream bibliographic and documentary classifications.

This was another successful and well attended UDC Seminar with 115 delegates from 24 countries. The keynoted address by Prof. W. Boyd Rayward was followed by 18 talks. The poster exhibition consisted of four conference posters and a selection of posters from "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science".
Final Invitation for Registration: UDC Seminar 2013
15/10/2013
Classification and Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge" International UDC Seminar 2013 - will take place on Thursday 24 - Friday 25 October in the National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague.
The 2013 Seminar addresses the issue of visualization, which is at the heart of the information discovery problem and an issue of concern for all knowledge classifications.
The selection of 20 presentations captures the width and depth of problems that are shared between two seemingly distant research specializations: classification and visualization.

By covering diverse visualization topics such as solutions for browsing classifications on tablet computers, building visualizations that can exploit classification as linked data and the theoretical foundations of visualization in information science - the conference programme seems to be a true representation of research interests at this very moment.

The conference programme features many eminent speakers. Read more at the conference website

Registration fee: EUR 220 regular fee, students EUR 180
Registration fee covers lunches, refreshments, reception and the conference proceedings book (published by Ergon)

We look forward to seeing you on 24 October.
UDC Online English Opens
26/08/2013
UDC Consortium today opened its new UDC Online service. UDC Online is a hub of online UDC schedules in multiple languages. The first language made available is English, with more languages following shortly. English UDC Online is a subscription service and is currently open for a two-week trial. To read more and to apply for the trial go to the English UDC Online.
BSI and UDCC announce UDC Online replacement service
30/07/2013
English speaking users of UDC will be able to access a new UDC Consortium UDC Online service from 26 August as BSI’s UDC Online will be closing from 1 October 2013. The upgraded UDC Online service offers improved searching and browsing functions and several new features such as access to cancelled numbers and alphabetical chain index.
High quality printed BSI UDC editions are appreciated by documentation specialists worldwide. In spring 2001, BSI released a web version of the English UDC schedules called "UDC Online" - the first of its kind in the bibliographic domain. BSI UDC Online was at the forefront of online classification schemes and has been serving users for over 10 years.

The new UDC Online is a part of the multilingual UDC hub-service driven directly from the UDC Master Reference File (MRF) database and run by the UDC Consortium (The Hague). The new online service has been developed to bring together and align existing translations with the regularly updated knowledge content of the UDC. The tool aims to provide a better, up-to-date and more convenient service for users world-wide. The English version will be the first edition to be made available online. Read more in the official press release.