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We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Subject Analysis and Access Section’s (SAA) Open Session at the 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly - 2018 IFLA WLIC, 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The session’s theme is "Transforming Libraries via Automatic Indexing: The Impact on Metadata Creation, Discovery, and Staffing Decisions"

We are seeking papers that highlight innovative and effective ways of using automated processes for indexing, including the use of knowledge organization systems in automatic indexing, and the implications of automatic indexing.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  *   New opportunities to transform library indexing via automated/machine processes
  *   Use of automatic indexing in metadata creation
  *   Impact of automatic indexing on discovery
  *   Lessons learned from automatic indexing projects
  *   Use of knowledge organization systems (controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, classification systems) in automated indexing processes
  *   Impact of automatic indexing on staffing considerations
  *   Decision points for when to implement automatic indexing or more intensive subject analysis
  *   Societal and ethical issues of automatic indexing
Full details are available at<>

Proposals are due 20 February 2018 and should include:

  *   Title of proposed presentation
  *   Presenter(s) name, position and affiliation, email address, and biographical note (50 words)
  *   An indication of the sub-theme the abstract addresses
  *   An abstract in English (500 words)
Proposals should be submitted via email in a MS Word attachment to:
Athena Salaba
Chair, Program Committee
Associate Professor, School of Information
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
Email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Best regards,

Athena Salaba, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Information, Kent State University
330-672-0023  | 330-672-2782 (iSchool)