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 information. Read more here and see our programme of events below.
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. Speakers include university lecturers, textbook authors, researchers and international experts. See details here.
Our membership illustrates the breadth and variety of professions and roles where KO is a key element. It include:
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.
GRANTS FOR STUDENTS AND NEW GRADUATES
One of our objectives is to encourage and support the next generation of Knowledge Organization (KO) researchers and practitioners, with attention to continuing professional development as well as basic education and training. In that spirit, we are pleased to offer financial support to students who wish to attend KO-related events and/or engage in KO research. Read more...