About UDC Seminars
International UDC Seminars are biennial conferences organized by the UDC Consortium, the owner of the Universal Decimal Classification.
The aim of these conferences is to advance research into bibliographic classificatons and enable communication between developers and users of bibliographic classifications, UDC in particular. But most importantly these international meetings aim to promote interaction between the domain of bibliographic control and other information fields in which knowledge classifications may be used.
Previous conferences and conference outputs:
- International UDC Seminar 2007 "Information Access for the Global Community", 4-5 June 2007, The Hague
Proceedings published in the Annex to Extensions & Corrections to the UDC 29 (2007)
- International UDC Seminar 2009 "Classification at a Crossroads: Multiple Directions to Usability", 29-30 October 2009, The Hague
Proceedings published in the Annex to Extensions & Corrections to the UDC 31 (2009) and Knowledge organization 33 (2010)
UDC Consortium is a not-for-profit organization of publishers and its interest in advancing research in knowledge classification stems from the origins of the UDC and the international profile of its previous owner International Federation for Information (FID).Forty years ago the FID initiated a series of UDC Seminars to advance research in applying UDC in computerised information retrieval systems
- First Seminar on UDC in a Mechanized Retrieval System (1969) conducted by R. R. Freeman and P. Atherton, Copenhagen, 2nd-6th September, 1968 : proceedings. Edited by R. Molgaard-Hansen, M. Rigby. Copenhagen: Danish Centre for Documentation, 1969. (FID/CR Report no 9).
- Second Seminar on UDC in Mechanized Information Systems (1971) conducted by R. R. Freeman, Frankfurt, 1st-5th June, 1970 : proceedings. Edited by R. Molgaard-Hansen, M. Westring-Nielsen. Copenhagen: Danish Centre for Documentation, 1971. (FID/CR Report no 11).
- International Symposium. UDC in Relation to other Indexing Languages, Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia, 28th June-1st July, 1971 : proceedings. Belgrade: Yugoslav Center for Technical and Scientific Documentation; The Hague: FID, 1972.