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CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference

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The University of Strathclyde

3 – 5 September 2008


“Classification and subject retrieval in the 21st century”

"You can’t make jelly without a mould"

135 years after Melvil Dewey first had the idea for his classification scheme and with the exponential growth of new information storage and retrieval systems we are still wrestling with finding the right way to get things in order – on the shelves and in those very systems – and then to enable people to find them when they search. This conference is intended to explore current developments in classification and subject retrieval. The conference programme will cover both the longstanding methods – such as traditional classification schemes – right up to social networking and ‘bleeding edge’ ideas. The conference will also include the CIG AGM and Annual Standards Forum.

Following a call for papers, the conference programme is now in place. Papers will be considered for publication in Catalogue and Index following the conference. Powerpoint or similar presentation files, that accompany papers, will be published on the CIG website.

The varied programme of presentations and updates on standards will be complemented by opportunities to network with fellow professionals.

For more information, see the Programme, Venue and Booking Form.

Delegates wishing to book extra nights accommodation at the University of Strathclyde are asked to contact the University Residences directly on and book a room at a cost of £33 per person per night. When booking, delegates must state that they are attending the conference otherwise they might be asked to move rooms.

A limited number of bursaries are available for full-time students. For details please contact Ann Chapman.

Social events

Wednesday 3rd September


The Hollywood Librarian will be shown at 20.30 in the lecture theatre P514 (the same as the conference sessions)

Thursday 4th September

Conference dinner and drinks reception

The conference dinner and drinks reception will be taking place at the, Millennium Hotel, George Square, Glasgow.

Drinks will be served at 19.30 followed by a private dinner at 20.00.

The drinks reception is kindly sponsored by Coutts.

Quiz – An informal quiz will be taking place in Todd’s Bar on campus after the return from dinner at the hotel.

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