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ICS Workshop to be Held in Conjunction with Second ISO Networking Conference

New York, Feb 12, 2003

The Second ISO Networking Conference will take place in Ottawa, Canada, on May 15-16, 2003, organized around the theme Networking in a New Information and Communication Environment. In conjunction with the Conference, a training workshop for ICS indexers will be held on May 14, 2003, at the same venue. The Conference and the workshop are hosted by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and are open to the professional managers and representatives of all ISO members.

The International Classification for Standards (ICS), developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is intended to serve as a structure for catalogues of international, regional and national standards, as well as other normative documents, and as a basis for standing-order systems for international, regional and national standards. It may also be used for classifying standards and normative documents in databases, libraries and/or document centers.

In addition to introducing participants to the concept of various standards information systems and retrieval tools, the workshop will serve as a discussion forum for ICS indexers to exchange views regarding issues and experiences related to ICS use. The ICS workshop may be of particular interest to experts involved in standards classification and retrieval, and the development of standards catalogues, work programs, information retrieval tools, databases and related online services.

ISO Networking Conferences serve as a forum for exchange of views among professional managers and experts of ISO members on questions of information, marketing, public relations and training.

The ICS workshop program and an outline of the Conference program is available in a recent ISO communiqué. The final program for the Conference will be made available at a later date.

There is no registration fee for either event, however, participants are asked to complete the registration form (online registration form) no later than April 14, 2003. Space limitations may be "first come, first served." All registrations will be confirmed by the Conference host.

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