Catalogue & Index

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A New Blog Space for CIG

We've moved on from the CILIP webspace detailed in the post below. For the latest news and updates please see our new blog:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Same Blog, New Platform

Reset your bookmarks and your feeds - Catalogue & Index's Blog is moving to a new home as part of Cilip Communities.

You don't have to be a member of the Cataloguing and Indexing Group or even of Cilip in order to read or comment on the blog - same rules as here on Blogger. However, being part of Communities allows us to integrate with other blogs and news there, which, as a Cilip Special Interest Group is important to us.

The blog itself can be found at

with RSS2 feed at

and Atom at

and, of course, all the Cilip Communities Blogs are at

CIG is proud to be the first Group to set up a blog at Cilip Communities, and we hope that all our current blog readers will not be inconvenienced too greatly by this move. I still have half of January's posts to transfer to the new platform, and will amend this post once I've done so.

Friday, April 13, 2007

A phenomenological framework for the relationship between the semantic web and user-centered tagging systems

Campbell, D. Grant (2006) A phenomenological framework for the relationship between the semantic web and user-centered tagging systems. In Furner, Jonathan and Tennis, Joseph T., Eds. Proceedings 17th Workshop of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group in Classification Research 17, Austin, Texas.

Manchester Libraries Unite

Thomas, Kim (2007) Information World Review, April 2007.

"NHS trusts in Greater Manchester have joined forces to enable staff and medical students to see catalogue information from 28 libraries located in its hospitals across the region"

From catalogues to asset management systems - 21st Century film and video research

The Association of UK Media Librarians would like to invite you to a panel discussion featuring representatives from broadcasting companies and freelance film research about how television/film research and cataloguing is changing as video becomes available online.

The Panel:
Libby Gregory - Shine Limited
Stephen McConnachie - Archives Resources ITN Source
Ant Miller - BBC Preservation

Date: Thursday 19th April 2007
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Venue: ITN, 200 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8XZ. Nearest tubes are Russell Square and Chancery Lane or buses 46, 17 and 45

Refreshments will be provided.

Free for AUKML members, £5 non-members. Places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Email if you'd like to attend.

(Via sla-cleur list)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Worldwide review of Functional Requirements of Authority Data

The IFLA Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records is pleased to announce that a 2nd draft of "Functional Requirements for Authority Data" (previously titled "Functional Requirements for Authority Records") is now available for worldwide review. This draft, updated in response to comments received during the previous review, is on the IFLA web site at Comments should be sent by July 15, 2007 to:
Glenn Patton OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 6565 Kilgour Place Dublin OH 43017-3395 Phone: +1.800.848.5878, ext. 6371 or +1.614.764.6371 Fax: +1.614.718.7187 Email:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

CIG Scotland AGM

The CIGS AGM took place on Friday 23 March at the Causewayside Building of the National Library of Scotland.

Following the AGM, Stuart James, former CIG Secretary and founding member of CIG Scotland gave an entertaining overview of the organisation's history as he witnessed it first hand. The room was packed with well-wishers for Stuart's retirement, which was celebrated after the meeting with cake and suitable refreshments.

C&I is delighted to be able to print the text of Stuart's talk in issue 156 and would like to take the opportunity to thank him for sending it and a copy of his article in the journal from 1990, which we will reprint alongside it so that members have a comprehensive oral-history-in-print of CIGS.

We would be interested to hear from other members of CIG and CIGS who would like to share their memories of our organisational history.

Gordon Dunsire, Chair of CIGS, gave a lively presentation on the developments of RDA and commonly-expressed concerns about it, garnered from mailing lists, events, and other sources, all of which he allayed in expert fashion.

Neil Nicholson (Book Reviews Editor) and I were pleased to address the audience on the recent developments of C&I, and we are grateful to all who offered us articles and book reviews for forthcoming issues. Thank you to the CIGS Committee for inviting us, and to the assembled CIGS membership for welcoming us into their midst.

ISKO UK Inaugural Meeting

Alan Gilchrist kicked off the new ISKO UK programme of events with a talk entitled "If it rained knowledge..."

Slides are available on the ISKO UK website at

Vanda Broughton (UCL) was voted in as Chair, and Bob Bater (Infoplex-uk) as Vice-chair. Aida Slavic (Acorweb) was elected as Treasurer. More details on the website.

C&I hopes to bring you an event report in issue 156.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Advice needed - classifying material on Islam

I need some professional advice. Soon I am to organise and therefore
classify a large collection of books on Islam. I have been through a list
of important topics in Islam put together by a Muslim and found all but 4
out of 30 topics listed in Dewey 21. However, just as I find DDC21 to be
useful but limited for my own faith so I suspect for Islam. Could anyone
who is involved in the classification process of books on Islam and also
Islamic books who either has knowledge as a scholar or adherent to that
faith proffer some advice as to the most adequate classification system for
the task?

I would be very grateful. Thank you for your time.
Keith Lang

If you can assist Keith contact him direct at

Friday, March 02, 2007


ISKO UK's new blog will be one to watch for upcoming events and references to interesting papers on knowledge organization. Definitely one to bookmark or aggregate.

Building Ontologies for Humanities and Social Sciences

Free workshop from NCeSS Hub on 23 March 2007 at the University of Manchester. Full details here.

"This one-day workshop will consist of six invited presentations and a wrap-up discussion.

The Themes to be explored cover:

What and how ontologies technologies are used in social sciences?
How do ontology technologies help social scientists advance their research?
How ontologies in humanities and social sciences are developed? and how knowledge are managed through ontologies?" (NCeSS website)