The UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization

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Knowledge Organization (KO) has its roots in the fundamental human need to understand and interact with the environment. We categorise, distinguish, name and relate things in ways that are meaningful and useful, and help us learn.  We deploy classification, indexing, taxonomies, data mining, semantic analysis, linked data, and other emerging technologies to reveal patterns and make sense of the knowledge landscape. KO adds intelligence and value to the representation, processing, storage and transfer of informationRead more here and see our programme of events below.

Join ISKO in 2022

ISKO membership (any Chapter) gives you free access to ISKO UK educational events and the peer reviewed journal Knowledge Organization, and discounts on many ISKO books, seminars and conferences globally.

Consider joining ISKO UK today

Students £15
Regular members £55
Retired regular members £25

Knowledge Organization Research Observatory (KO-RO) is a series of free monthly online events dedicated to research activities and projects in the knowledge organization domain. Events feature reports and presentations on research projects that include, interact or affect the knowledge organization field. See more here.

ISKO UK Meetup events provide an opportunity for information professionals to share their experiences and exchange ideas for improving access to knowledge. The approach is  informal and friendly,  encouraging networking between professionals sharing an interest in Knowledge Organization. See Meetup schedule here.

Knowledge Organization Education (KO-ED) is a ISKO UK series of virtual classes for all those who want to learn , refresh or expand their understanding of knowledge organization principles and processes. See details here.

Our members

Our membership illustrates the breadth and variety of professions and roles where KO is a key element. It includes:

        • information scientists
        • digital asset managers
        • librarians
        • records managers
        • information architects
        • semantic web developers
        • taxonomists
        • media workflow managers
        • IT specialists

Become a member

ISKO welcomes and supports all who want ideas, knowledge, information, data, pictures and other resources to be organized for easy access and use.

With us you can meet and share ideas with other practitioners, researchers, consultants, students and teachers in the field. Join our society, our meetings and discussion fora to find your place at the leading edge.

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One of our objectives is to encourage and support the next generation of Knowledge Organization (KO) researchers and practitioners via professional development as well as basic education and training. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer financial support to students and young professionals who wish to attend KO-related events and/or engage in KO research. Read more...

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