Don't miss the
ISKO UK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE on 13/14 July 2015 . With a theme of Knowledge
Organization – Making a difference, this conference will explore, justify and
proclaim the continuing demand for Knowledge Organization (KO). It will be a
showcase for R & D that offers benefits in your workplace, for cultural activities
and economic development, and an opportunity to consider the impact that KO
has had, is having and will have. Details of the programme and arrangements
may be found at: http://www.iskouk.org/content/knowledge-organization-making-difference
Who should attend This conference caters amply for practitioners alongside theoreticians,
including consultants, researchers, teachers and students. Knowledge Organization
is useful to systems designers as well as information managers, with applications
in areas as diverse as web design, records management, digital libraries and
asset management, network management, etc. Sharing ideas is the way to advance
your own thinking – do come and join the discussions! Some highlights ˇ As Keynote
speakers we have Alan Gilchrist and Dagobert Soergel, both influential writers
and speakers in the field. While Gilchrist reflects on the advances already
achieved through KO, Soergel looks to a future in which KO structures enable
connections, inferencing, understanding and exploiting information. ˇ Patrick
Lambe, already a popular speaker at our past conferences, returns to urge a
proactive role for KO professionals in designing and developing networked knowledge
environments. He will also facilitate an interactive fishbowl session for all
of us to discuss what we can do in the workplace to implement KO effectively
and raise its profile. ˇ Joining us from the USA, Joseph Busch will share his
extensive consultancy experience in applying classification principles both
in-house and on the Web. ˇ “Using Knowledge Organization Systems requires proper
tools to manage them” is the declaration of Johannes Keizer and Caterina Caracciolo
from the FAO , where the AGRIS database has evolved to become a KOS-based Linked
Open Data web application underpinned by VocBench, a state of the art editor
for KOS enabling automatic alignment of vocabularies. There are many more speakers
in the provisional programme at http://www.iskouk.org/content/knowledge-organization-making-difference,
where you can also find details such as venue and registration fees. To make
a booking you will need to go to https://www.conftool.net/iskouk2015/ and set
up a user account. Priced at £180 for members and students, and £210 for non-members,
this two-day event offers exceptional value for money. Please don't delay in
booking your place! We look forward to seeing you there
ISKO is a not-for-profit
scientific/professional association with a mission to promote the theory and
practice of organizing knowledge and information. The emphasis in our UK Chapter
is on building bridges between the research and practitioner communities, for
example at our regular and very popular afternoon meetings. You can see past
and future events at Our Events, together with slides and sound recordings for
most presentations. The proceedings (including slides, papers and audio) of
our previous biennial conferences are available there too; see for example http://www.iskouk.org/content/isko-uk-conference-2013-knowledge-organization-pushing-boundaries.
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