Lecture Theatre, British Dental Association,
64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS
What part will knowledge organization (KO) play in our ability to find and manage information in the future, whether it’s on websites, document management systems, collaboration systems, corporate intranets, or even on shared drives? What sort of roles will be needed to cope with the ever increasing amounts of information that we’re dealing with, and how do we prepare ourselves for these roles? Do university courses and other institutions reflect the needs of the market in their syllabus, and what other ways are there to improve our skills?
As reported below, all the above issues were discussed on March 14, not just by the speakers but also by an audience keen to see expansion and more recognition of knowledge organizing roles. Links to the slides and audio recordings of all the speakers can also be found below.
|Welcome from ISKO
Judi Vernau, Metataxis
Helen Skelton, Department of Work and Pensions (Chair)
|14.10||Job seeking and project hunting
Aref Makooi, Independent Consultant
|14.25||The teaching of KO in Higher Education - does it do the job?
Sylvie Davies, Robert Gordon University
|15.00||Recruiting in Knowledge Management
Anne Ashdown, TFPL
|16.00||Understanding KO in practice
Vivienne Winterman, CILIP
|16.30||Teaching and training for taxonomy and metadata
David Haynes, City University, London
|17.00||The future is bright? Trends and the implications for IM, KM, and KO
Noeleen Schenk, Metataxis
Panel session: The Go-betweens
|18.00||Networking, wine and nibbles|
Follow the links below to view presentation slides, with audio recordings and speaker biodetails.
The six speakers of the afternoon were joined by Abbi Roberts, a student at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, to discuss the expanding opportunities for people who combine KO skills with other competences, such as IT skills and/or Knowledge Management experience, and/or perhaps have a prior qualification in another science or arts discipline.