Workshop on Taxonomic Authority Files
sblum at FALCON.CC.UKANS.EDU
Thu May 14 16:49:08 CDT 1998
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ANNOUNCEMENT: A WORKSHOP ON THE COMPILATION, MAINTENANCE, AND
DISSEMINATION OF TAXONOMIC AUTHORITY FILES
WHEN: June 22-23, 1998
WHERE: Raddison-Barcelo Hotel
2121 P St., NW
Premise: The compilation, maintenance, and dissemination of taxonomic
authority files has much in common with the enterprise of
authority control as conceived and practiced in the library
cataloging and information retrieval communities. The
purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum in which
members of the systematics and library communities can
describe their respective domains, and identify the
concepts, practices, and technologies that could be shared
to promote consistency in the cataloging, indexing, and
retrieval of biological information.
Agenda: The two-day workshop will consist of formal
presentations by 21 invited speakers, questions for
speakers, and opportunities for general discussion at the
end of each session.
Sessions: I Examples Of Taxonomic Authority Compilation Projects
II A Framework For Authority Control: From Shared
Vocabularies To The Cooperative Cataloging Of Common
III Authorities, Gazetteers, and Thesauri
IV Data Structures For Taxonomic Names, Classifications,
V Technologies For Accessing And Replicating Authority
See full agenda: <http://raptor.keil.ukans.edu/taf/>
Dissemination: The proceedings will be recorded on audio tape.
Presentations, summaries of discussion, and recommendations
will be published electronically.
REGISTRATION: SPACE IS LIMITED, so registration is required.
(Approximately 35 spaces are still available.) To register,
send e-mail to the organizer (below). There is no
ACCOMMODATIONS: Rooms have been reserved at the Radisson-Barcelo Hotel (near
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC) under a special group rate of
$120/night. If you would like to take advantage of this
discount contact the organizer (below), NOT the hotel,
BEFORE MAY 20, 1998.
ORGANIZER: Stan Blum, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS. <sblum at falcon.cc.ukans.edu>
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