Program & Papers


PDF files for select papers are linked below. Additional files will be added as they are submitted.
Keynote Speakers

Dr. Marcia Lei Zeng: Subject Access, Smart Data, and Digital Humanities -- Finding Unlimited Opportunities Through Their Intersections
Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University

Dr. Zeng is an international scholar in knowledge organization systems (KOS), metadata, linked data, and digital humanities. She has served as the inaugural advisory board chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative; director-at-large, Association for Information Science and Technology; and as executive board member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization. She served at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) as chair of both the Classification and Indexing Section and the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records Working Group. She also served as a member of the Guidelines for Digital Libraries Working Group; she was an Invited Expert on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Library Linked Data Incubator Group and a member of the European Union’s Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations Program Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) Working Group. Dr. Zeng has received more than one million dollars in external research funding from sources including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and the Ohio Board of Regents. She has authored more than 90 research papers, five books, and nearly 200 national and international conference presentations, including keynote speeches and invited lectures. Among many honors, she was the 2006 recipient of the Faculty Award for International Education by Phi Beta Delta (Honors Society for International Scholars) Beta Zeta Chapter. Zeng was named a Kent State University Outstanding Scholar and Researcher in 2014 and a spring 2016 US Fulbright Senior Scholar to Taiwan. (More information)


Dr. Karen Markey: Subject Access: Possibilities, Progress, and Priorities
Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Dr. Markey is a researcher in the areas of subject access, classification, search strategies, visual imagery, and gaming for library-user education. She teaches in the areas of organization of information, online searching, collection development, and visual persuasion. She is the author of six books, dozens of book chapters, and numerous journal articles, conference papers, and research reports. She has been a principal or co-principal investigator on the Council on Library Resources, Delmas Foundation, Department of Education, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation, and OCLC grants. Dr. Markey is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Esther J. Piercy Award (1988), the Frederick G. Kilgour Award (1998), and the Jesse H. Shera Award (2000). (More information)


Program: Papers and Presentations 

DAY ONE: Thursday, 11 August 2016: 12:00-17:00

Registration: 12:00-13:00

Opening and afternoon session: 13:00-17:00

       Keynote: Subject Access, Smart Data, and Digital Humanities (slides)

       Marcia Lei Zeng

Subject access principles in the New World: Procrustean or Procreative? (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Hope A. Olson and Lynne C. Howarth

Unlimited opportunities for enhanced access to resources:The Library of Congress' faceted vocabularies (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Janis L. Young


Defining usefulness and facilitating access based on research applications (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Allison Jai O'Dell

Crowdsourcing the Dewey Decimal Classification: When users become contributors (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Elise Conradi, Rebecca Green, and Alex Kyrios

DAY TWO: Friday, 12 August, 2016: 9:00-16:30

Morning session: 9:00-12:00

‘Mixed methods’ indexing: Building-up a multi-level infrastructure for subject indexing (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Andreas Oskar Kempf and Tobias Rebholz

Aligning author-supplied keywords for ETDs with domain-specific controlled vocabularies (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han, Patrick Harrington, Andrea Black, and Deren Kudeki 

An empirical investigation of change in subject metadata in WorldCat (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Oksana Zavalina, Shadi Shakeri, and Priya Kizhekkethil

Improving resource discoverability for Non-Roman language collections (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Magda El-Sherbini

The simplest approach to subject classification (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Rick Szostak 

Lunch: 12:00-13:00

Afternoon session and Conclusion: 13:30-16:30

Linking FAST and Wikipedia (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Rick Bennett, Eric Childress, Kerre Kammerer, and Diane Vizine-Goetz  

Leveraging the Dewey Decimal Classification for online subject access: Three use cases of WebDewey Search (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

Harriet Aagaard, Elise Conradi, and Tina Mengel 

Teaching and learning of classification module: Experiences at University of Limpopo (UL) (paper) -- Presentation (slides)

M.R. Mahlatji, K.M. Maphopha, and M.A. Dikotla                  

KeynoteSubject Access: Possibilities, Progress, and Priorities -- Presentation (slides)

Karen Markey