School of Information Management & Systems
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

  296a-3 Seminar: Information Access.
 ("The Friday Afternoon Seminar")
 Spring 2000 Schedule

3 units. CCN# 42742. Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall. Spring 2000 instructors: Clifford Lynch and Michael Buckland. Schedule subject to change. Summaries of presentations. Inquiries to

Friday Jan 21: Clifford LYNCH: Introduction. Report on HICSS: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan 2000. Also: Authenticity and integrity in a digital environment.
Jan 28: Brett BUTLER, INFOUR Intellectual Property Development, Foster City: AnswerBase and how we restructure a query to get closer to users' needs - and get an answer, not just a citation or a text.
Feb 4: Fredric GEY & Ray LARSON: TREC8: Report on the 8th Text Retrieval Evaluation Conference.
Feb 11: Jack L. XU, Senior Manager, Search Technology Group, Excite@Home Corp: Internet Search Engines: Real World IR Issues and Challenges.
Feb 18: Fred GEY, UCDATA; Steve LUSSIER; John McCARTHY, LBL & Frank OLKEN, LBL:   Open Forum on ISO 11179 Metadata Registries, Jan 17-21, Santa Fe.
Feb 25: Richard GEIGER, Library Director, San Francisco Chronicle: From "Morgue" to Electronic Publisher -- The Evolution of Newspaper Libraries.
Mar 3: Michel BIEZUNSKI, Infoloom, Paris, France: The Topic Maps International Standard (ISO/IEC 13250:1999).
  Topic Maps.   Welcome to Topic Map Land.
Mar 10: Progress reports:
-- Lincoln CUSHING: "Call for Paper: Paper permanency developments.
-- Karthik IYER: The application of XML in the e-commerce arena.
-- Sridarshan KOUNDINYA: Ontologies.
-- Kathryn KADA & Steve LUSSIER. Environmental Informatics Portal Prototype.
See draft at
Mar 17: Patricia BREIVIK, Dean of the University Library, San Jose State U.: Two Changing Faces of Libraries:  Information Literacy and Joint Libraries.
Apr 7: Fred GEY: New DARPA grant "Translingual Information Management Using Domain Ontologies" and DARPA TIDES kick-off meeting: Translingual Information Detection, Extraction and Summarization.
Apr 14: John L. OBER, UC Office of the President: Applied Research and Technology Transfer for the California Digital Library.
Apr 21: Clifford LYNCH: Collaborative filtering, popularity based notification, and "how hits happen."
Apr 28: Ray LARSON: Cross-Domain Resource Discovery: Integrated Discovery and Use of Textual, Numeric and Spatial Data. See http://cheshire.sims.berkeley .edu/proposal.html
May 5: Sridarshan KOUNDINYA: Ontologies.
the use of "ontology" in the sense of a metadata language, such as a thesaurus.
-- Also Lincoln CUSHING: Modern Industrial Papermaking and its Consequences for Librarians.
May 12: Karthik IYER: XML Applications and related technologies.
-- Also Michael GEBBIE: Preliminary Research on Subdomain Indexes Special Vocabulary for Special Information Needs.
Fall 1999 schedule.   Fall 2000 schedule.