ISKO UK believes in collaboration, not just to spread our own message, but also to benefit from the expertise and accomplishments of colleagues working in related fields. We collaborate and have joint activities within our own family of ISKO Chapters and many other professional organizations and specialists groups.
British Computer Society (BCS)
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
DCMI worked with us and IRSG to arrange a very successful "Making Metadata Work" day in 2014, including a tutorial on metadata management in Sharepoint and a workshop on linking up vocabularies, as well as the main programme of presentations.
IFLA Section for Subject Analysis and Access (SAA) is our point of touch when it comes to organizing, promoting events and give visibility to ISKO UK activities within international library community. This is especially so recently and in relation to education and training in our field Many SAA section members are also members of ISKO and ISKO UK specifically are members and participate in the SAA working groups.
Collaboration with regional Chapters of ISKO is the most important aspect of our international presence. As a part of an international organization ISKO UK has an opportunity to closely collaborate in many projects, organizing events, conferences and exchange speakers. Our online events feature knowledge organization specialists and are attended by ISKO members from around the world.
NetIKX and ISKO UK collaborated on a seminar in June 2018 called Organising medical and health-related information. There is a blog posting about this event written by Conrad Taylor: Organising medical and health-related information.
Network Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)
The NKOS community is concerned with the functions and data models for enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS). The European wing of NKOS co-organized a session in our 2011 and took the lead role in a joint workshop during the 2014 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL).
TIPS was a networking group for public sector colleagues working with Knowledge Organization Systems. It was operational from 2005 to March 2021. In May 2018 ISKO UK and TiPS joined forces to run a Linked Open Data Professional Development Workshop.
Taxonomy Bootcamp London (TBCL)
The annual Taxonomy Boot Camp London held annually in London provide a great opportunity for KO practitioners to learn from each other’s experience. ISKO UK regularly works with the organisers on aspects such as publicity and networking opportunities for members.
Universities in the UK
University College London (UCL) was among the first universities to provide venues for many of our meetings including several ISKO UK conferences.
City, University of London was the venue of the last ISKO UK conference in 2019.
As well as organizing events, ISKO UK is very keen to support education and research. We offer discounts to students (with free entry to most of our afternoon meetings) and hope to develop productive relationships with all the universities and colleges in the UK where Knowledge Organization is taught.
We welcome future collaboration opportunities. Please contact any of our committee members (or firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer) to discuss possibility of collaboration.