Enhancement of UDC data for use and sharing in a networked environment

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106330
Title:
Enhancement of UDC data for use and sharing in a networked environment
Author:
Slavic, Aida; Cordeiro, Maria Inês; Riesthuis, Gerhard
Citation:
Enhancement of UDC data for use and sharing in a networked environment 2007,
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106330
Submitted date:
2007-11-20
Abstract:
The authors give an overview of the present context of the development and use of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) and describe the current work towards enrichment and improvement of the UDC data. UDC is a classification system used worldwide for organization and information access in various kinds of collections and information services. From 1993 UDC has been available for distribution to publishers and users as a database file which has initially improved the classification's potential for online use. From 1993 to 2007 the UDC vocabulary has been extensively revised and 14 updated UDC files have been distributed, on an annual basis. In order to take full advantage of this electronic availability, new developments should be carried out to support a better alignment between the forms and formats in which the UDC scheme is distributed and the classification's practical use in networked information services. The authors discuss different aspects that may concur with this aim, at the data structure, data content and data transmission levels. Examples include the possible provision of: an enhanced UDC data format; UDC multilingual data and UDC mappings to other subject indexing systems; UDC data exports in various other data formats that can be easily implemented, updated, shared or exchanged. In this context, a summary of current initiatives of the UDC Consortium is provided, notably in terms of renovation of the UDC technological management.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Classification
Local subject classification:
UDC; Universal Decimal Classification; Master Reference File; MRF; Database; Editorial system; Classification data; Improvements

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSlavic, Aidaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCordeiro, Maria Inêsen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiesthuis, Gerharden_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-20T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:44:35Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-11-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnhancement of UDC data for use and sharing in a networked environment 2007,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106330-
dc.description.abstractThe authors give an overview of the present context of the development and use of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) and describe the current work towards enrichment and improvement of the UDC data. UDC is a classification system used worldwide for organization and information access in various kinds of collections and information services. From 1993 UDC has been available for distribution to publishers and users as a database file which has initially improved the classification's potential for online use. From 1993 to 2007 the UDC vocabulary has been extensively revised and 14 updated UDC files have been distributed, on an annual basis. In order to take full advantage of this electronic availability, new developments should be carried out to support a better alignment between the forms and formats in which the UDC scheme is distributed and the classification's practical use in networked information services. The authors discuss different aspects that may concur with this aim, at the data structure, data content and data transmission levels. Examples include the possible provision of: an enhanced UDC data format; UDC multilingual data and UDC mappings to other subject indexing systems; UDC data exports in various other data formats that can be easily implemented, updated, shared or exchanged. In this context, a summary of current initiatives of the UDC Consortium is provided, notably in terms of renovation of the UDC technological management.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClassificationen_US
dc.subject.otherUDCen_US
dc.subject.otherUniversal Decimal Classificationen_US
dc.subject.otherMaster Reference Fileen_US
dc.subject.otherMRFen_US
dc.subject.otherDatabaseen_US
dc.subject.otherEditorial systemen_US
dc.subject.otherClassification dataen_US
dc.subject.otherImprovementsen_US
dc.titleEnhancement of UDC data for use and sharing in a networked environmenten_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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