Defining the Limits of Classification Research and Practice (SIG CR)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Full Day 8:30am - 5:00pm, Lunch included (workshop fee)

ASIS&T 2010′s conference theme, “Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem,” refers to the increasingly wide-ranging and expansive nature of our field, and provides SIG/CR with a valuable opportunity to investigate the limits of current classification research and begin developing models for expansion. This workshop will give participants a chance to reflect on essential questions related to information classification, representation and organization while exploring the future of the field. Specific questions include: Where is classification research headed? How can we best communicate our ideas and theories to researchers, students, and practitioners? What are some of the strengths of our current research methods, and what are our weaknesses? Are we working under any unexplored assumptions or biases? What are the goals of classification research?

In deliberations about the 2010 SIG/CR workshop, we have received consistent feedback stating that practitioners and students have not felt comfortable attending and participating in past workshops because of the perception that the workshops is only for professional researchers. Therefore, the intended audience is any student, practitioner, or researcher with an interest in the future of classification research and practice. It is hoped that this
inclusive range of participants will bring many unique perspectives to the discussion.


Diane Neal, University of Western Ontario
Megan Winget, University of Texas at Austin
Grant Campbell, University of Western Ontario
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington
Tim Spalding, LibraryThing
Marie Elia, Time Capsule Project Cataloger, the Warhol
Amber Morgan, Associate Registrar, the Warhol

Members $120, non-members $130, before Sept. 10, 2010
Members $130, non-members $140, after Sept. 10, 2010


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