|Classification and the Arts: Enduring
Practice, Alternative Strategies, and Contrasts with Other Domains
19th Annual SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop
Full Day Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, 8:30am-5:00pm (separate fee)
This year's workshop will focus classification within the visual and performing arts. Within the arts, the lively arts present unique classification challenges related to the diversity of meanings found within a single “work”. In addition, these works commonly occur within bounded time and space, and each occurrence can generate a large network of inter-related“ documents” and accompanying material which libraries, information centers and archives collect.
Papers or poster addressing the following points are especially welcome. What are the:
Enduring aspects of classification and subject analysis that are being applied to organization within the arts?
Examples of alternative organization strategies, like social tagging, within the arts?
Challenges for classification within the arts and how does this contrast with other domains?
Future opportunities available to us as we attempt to organize our world of complex documents and media?
The workshop’s format will provide for a few detailed research talks as well poster presentations and informal chats. Researchers, practitioners, and students interested in classification, both traditional and more current methods, are encouraged to participate.
The workshop will run from 8:30 until 4:45 with a box lunch and snacks provided. The day will include a keynote speaker; two or three panels each with a lead speaker; a poster session with plenty of time for informal discussion with the authors; and the day will end with projections for the future and a summation of the workshops "big ideas".
Joan Lussky, Ph.D. Catholic University of America email@example.com