You are invited to the 20 th Annual Conference of ASIST SIG/CR 

American Society of Information Science and Technology 

Special Interest Group on Classification Research 

Join us November 7, 2009, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

Bridging Worlds, Connecting People: 

Classification Transcending Boundaries 

You are invited to join us at the 20 th annual pre-conference for an intellectually stimulating beginning to your ASIST conference or, just come to SIG/CR. You can register at early bird prices by September 25 or regular prices thereafter at: 

The day will open with a session on Indigenous Knowledge Organization featuring Cheryl Metoyer of the Information School, University of Washington on "Language, Text and Knowledge Organization: One Native American Story" and Ann Doyle, head of the X wi7 x wa Library, First Nations House of Learning, University of British Columbia on “Indigenous Knowledge Organization: Issues and Narratives.” 

Refereed Papers will follow: 

· Beyond Aboutness: Classifying Causal Links in the Service of Interdisciplinarity. Rick Szostak, University of Alberta, and Claudio Gnoli, University of Pavia, Italy 

· Exploration of Interdisciplinarity in Nanotechnology Queries: The Use of Transaction Log Analysis and Thesauri. Ali Shiri, University of Alberta 

· Developing a Cross-Disciplinary Typology of Topical Relevance Relationships. Xiaoli Huang, University of Maryland 

· Emerging Genres, Information Structures, and Creative Manipulations. Amelia Abreu, University of Washington 

· Fringe Types and KOS Systematics: Examining the Limits of the Population Perspective of Knowledge Organization Systems. Joseph Tennis, University of Washington 

· Visualizing Similarity in Subject Term Co-Assignment. Jeff Gabel, Long Island University, and Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

· Using Ontology Similarity Measures for Evaluating the Quality of Transmission of Evidence into Clinical Practice. Timothy Patrick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

· Persuasive Design Strategies: Means to Improve the Use of Information Organization and Search Features in Web Site Information Architecture? Marianne Lykke-Nielsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark 

· A Feasibility Study of Exploiting Social Tags to Discover the Sense of Words. Kwan Yi, University of Kentucky 

· The Boundaries of Classification. Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto 

There will also be opportunities to view refereed posters and discuss them with the authors: 

· From the Social to the Individual and Back: The Cognitive Materialist Interpretation of Boundary Objects and Its Implications for Knowledge Organization. Ingbert Floyd, Thomas Dousa, Michael Twidale, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

· Social tags and other kinds of subject access occurring library catalogs. Joan Lussky, Catholic University of America 

· Exploring Measures of Inter-Tagger Consistency. Margaret E.I. Kipp, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

· Gender Expression in a Small World: Social Tagging of Transgender-Themed Books in LibraryThing. Melissa Adler, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

· Accessibility and Cultural Factors in a Pluralistic World. Rosa San Segundo and Daniel Martinez Avila, Carlos III University of Madrid 

· Evidence-based software engineering methods for development, analysis and evaluation of data structures. Heather Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, and Emma Tonkin, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK 

· Ideal Matching, Real Matching: A Model. Kun Lu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

· Functional Classification: Comparing Archival and Information Science Approaches. Luanne Freund and Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia 

Address questions to Hope A Olson, conference chair, at [log in to unmask]