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"New Perspectives on Subject Indexing and Classification in an International Context"

International Symposium in Honour of Magda Heiner-Freiling

at the German National Library, Adickesallee 1, 60322 Frankfurt am Main
on April 10, 2008, 11:00 - 16:30

The German National Library in collaboration with OCLC invited the international library community to attend the symposium held to honour the library's late colleague and head of subject cataloguing Magda Heiner-Freiling.

For more than 30 years, Magda Heiner-Freiling was instrumental in fostering the development of the library and its international cooperation. The symposium particularly acknowledged her work and achievement in introducing DDC as the German National Library's classification system as well as her commitment to the issue of subject heading languages.


11:00 - 11:15
Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann (German National Library)

11:15 - 11:45
Joan Mitchell (OCLC)
The Impact of Magda Heiner-Freiling and the German Translation on the DDC

11:55 - 12:25
Magdalena Svanberg (National Library of Sweden)
Mapping Two Classification Schemes - DDC and SAB (PDF, 499KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)

12:35 - 13:05
Winfried Gödert (University of Applied Sciences, Cologne)
Ontological Spine, Localization and Multilingual Access: Some Reflections and a Proposal (PDF, 413KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)

13:15 - 14:15
Lunch break & coffee
sponsored by OCLC

14:15 - 15:10
Panel by
Julianne Beall (Library of Congress)
Representation of DDC in MARC 21: An Update (PDF, 103KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)
Michael Panzer (OCLC)
Taxonomies as Resources: Identification, Location and Access of a 'Webified' Dewey  (PDF, 405KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)
Lars G. Svensson (German National Library)
Unified Access: A SemanticWeb Based Model for Subject Navigation in Heterogeneously Indexed Repositories (PDF, 517KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)

15:20 - 15:50
Patrice Landry (National Library of Switzerland)
The Evolution of Subject Heading Languages in Europe and their Impact on Subject Access Interoperability (PDF, 560KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)

16:00 - 16:20
Christel Hengel-Dittrich (German National Library)
Virtual International Authority File - New Perspectives (PDF, 387KB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei)

Each presentation was followed by a brief discussion.

Presenter: Yvonne Jahns (German National Library)

All presentations will be published together with several other interesting contributions in the field of subject cataloguing by July 2008. If you are interested in this publication, please contact

Letzte Änderung: 21.02.2012

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