Metadata Modeling, Deep Image Annotation, and KOS Vocabulary Development
for Digital Collections of Cultural Objects

An NKOS/DCMI Regional Workshop at the 20th International Conference for Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2018)

University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
1:30 pm.- 5:00 pm. Wed. November 21, 2018

Workshop Program | ICADL2018 Conference | NKOS Home

Although general metadata standards and KOS vocabularies in libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) have been established, applying them to individual domains often requires customization of these standards and KOS through developing models and vocabularies in order for individual domains and collections to be able to handle cultural heritage materials.

This workshop is organized to share experiences and challenges in managing (meta)data for unconventional cultural objects that are curated virtually and physically at digital collections. It gives opportunities to report the findings from experiments and research for different types of special cultural objects oriented at various Asian locations. Specifically, the workshop will focus on metadata modeling, deep image annotation, and KOS development for cultural object digital collections of tangible and intangible cultural heritages.

Presentations + Discussions

Deep Semantic Indexing (DSI) of Images for Cultural Heritages
Xiaoguang Wang
Wuhan University, China

Ontological Modeling for Special Collections Metadata
Jian Qin, Brian Dobreski, Jay Park, and Alicia Leathers
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA

The Metadata Architecture of Pre-Modern Chinese Maps
Haiqing Lin
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Metadata for Non-Conventional Cultural/Historical Resources: Japanese Pop-culture and Disaster Archives
Shigeo Sugimoto
University of Tsukuba, Japan  

Event-based Macro Ontology Modeling for Historical Resource Collections
Marcia Lei Zeng, Karen Gracy, Julaine Clunis
Kent State University, USA

IFLA Library Reference Model: Finally here – what next?
Maja Žumer,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Who should attend

Librarians, information professionals, and graduate students who are interested in learning about metadata modeling and knowledge representation for research data will learn about the important concepts, methods, practices, and current developments through the overview and panel presentations. Researchers and practitioner will be able to share and exchange information and discuss issues in metadata modeling and knowledge representation through questions and answers between presenters and participants. This will also be a great opportunity for educators who teach courses in information organization and other related areas to stay in touch with new developments.


NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems) is an ad hoc work group of more than 300 international experts and implementers of knowledge organization systems. NKOS is devoted to enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked, interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.

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