2nd ISKO UK Biennial Conference
Facets of Knowledge Organization - A tribute to Professor Brian Vickery, 1918–2009
University College London, 4-5 July 2011
The second biennial conference of the UK Chapter of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) honours the life and achievements of Brian C Vickery, one of the great pioneers in our field. From his 1948 essay on Bradford’s law of scattering to a 2008 posting on his website On knowledge organisation, Vickery provided us with a tremendous legacy of insights, still relevant today. According to Vickery, ‘Our tasks are to make knowledge (whether organised or unorganised) available to those who seek it, to store it in an accessible way, and to provide tools and procedures that make it easier for people to find what they seek in those stores.’ During Facets of Knowledge Organization we shall discuss the latest progress with all these tasks.
Session 3A: The big schemes - LCSH and DDC
Computer-assisted abridgment of a classification scheme
The wisdom of the cataloguers: LCSH, indexer inconsistencies and collective intelligence
What, if anything, is a subdivision?
Session 3B: Perspectives on resource discovery
Seemingly gliding: the power of metadata in academic resource discovery systems
Traditions of facet theory, or a garden of forking paths?
Modelling knowledge organization systems and structures – a discussion in the context of conceptual data models
Session 4: NKOS special session, co-organized by the NKOS European network: What role can KOS play in information retrieval applications?
Knowledge organization systems and their consequences for information retrieval
How doctors apply semantic components to specify search in work-related information retrieval?
"And the winner is…" The perils and pitfalls of rank order analysis
Elin K Jacob, Nicolas L George, Gary Arave
Session 5: Organizing information: behaviour and development
Classification and visualization of knowledge; light from a forgotten past
Knowledge organization systems as enablers to the conduct of science
Session 6: The legacy of Brian C Vickery
Brian Vickery and the foundations of information science
Comparative modeling of Vickery’s faceted classification and the œvre of S R Ranganathan
Brian Vickery and the Classification Research Group: the legacy of faceted classification
Session 7A — Making it work in practice
Enhancing the BBC’s news and sports coverage with an ontology-driven information architecture
Babel revisited: a taxonomy for ordinary images in a bilingual retrieval context
Building bridges: mapping diverse classifications for a seamless user navigation experience
Session 7B — Facets and folksonomies
Faceted navigation of social tagging applications
ISO 25964: a standard in support of KOS interoperability
Modeling a folksonomy with the postulational approach to facet analysis
Session 8: Special Subjects - music and mathematics
Faceted music: towards a model of music classification
Music indexing and retrieval: evaluating the social production of music metadata and its use
Some facets of knowledge management in mathematics