Panel: Comparative Classification

Starts at
03 Oct 22 17:30 UTC
Finishes at
03 Oct 22 19:00 UTC
Venue
Virtual Conference Room B
Moderator
Joseph Busch
In this session panelists will present their ideas about how to compare classifications 1) where there are multiple editions over time, and 2) where there are various schemes covering the same domain. Then they will discuss whether there are universal characteristics for comparison of classifications, for example, how the concepts are arranged and described.

Moderator

  • Joseph Busch

    Taxonomy Strategies

    Joseph Busch is the founder and principal of Taxonomy Strategies which has been guiding global companies, government agencies, international organizations, and non-profits in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies. He is an authority in the field of information science, with extensive knowledge and experience developing content architectures to implement effective information management applications such as search engines, portals, websites, content management systems, digital asset management systems, document management systems, knowledge management systems, e-learning, and e-government.

Presentations

Panel: Comparative Classification

In this session panelists will present their ideas about how to compare classifications 1) where there are multiple editions over time, and 2) where there are various schemes covering the same domain. Then they will discuss whether there are universal characteristics for comparison of classifications, for example, how the concepts are arranged and described.

  • Joseph Busch

    Taxonomy Strategies

    Joseph Busch is the founder and principal of Taxonomy Strategies which has been guiding global companies, government agencies, international organizations, and non-profits in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies. He is an authority in the field of information science, with extensive knowledge and experience developing content architectures to implement effective information management applications such as search engines, portals, websites, content management systems, digital asset management systems, document management systems, knowledge management systems, e-learning, and e-government.

  • Mark H Butler

    Voise Inc.

    Mark Butler is a technologist and information processing professional with over 25 years of experience developing automated language processing and generation applications. He designs and builds systems that categorize information, extract it from text and then repurpose it to create metadata or novel content. He is currently a Founder and VP of Engineering at Voise Inc, a natural language processing software development company. He is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information where he teaches natural language processing. Mark has held senior technical positions at Linguastat, Interwoven, Metacode, and Datafusion. He earned a Masters of Library and Information Studies from UC Berkeley.

  • Aida Slavic

    UDC Consortium

    Aida Slavic is the Editor-in-Chief of the Universal Decimal Classification. She is responsible for the development and the maintenance of the scheme and is editor of the official UDC publication Extensions & Corrections to the UDC, chief editor of the UDC Online Hub and project manager of Multilingual UDC Summary. Aida is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Zagreb, Croatia where she teaches on the postgraduate courses of indexing languages, information and knowledge organization. Aida holds a doctoral degree in library and information studies from University College London and Master and Bachelor degrees in library and information science from University of Zagreb. Her research interests are in the area of knowledge organization, specifically the role of classification in resource discovery, subject access and subject metadata, faceted and analytico-synthetic classification systems, and construction of general knowledge classifications.

  • Joseph T. Tennis

    University of Washington Information School

    Joseph T. Tennis is Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Executive Director of Administrative Services at the University of Washington Information School, Adjunct Professor in Linguistics, and a member of the Textual Studies, Computational Linguistics, and Museology faculty advisory groups at UW. He served as President of the International Society for Knowledge Organization from 2014-2018. He is on the Usage Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and served on the Governing Board until 2021. He gave the 19th S. R. Ranganathan Lecturers in October 2017.