ISKO UK Meetups are dedicated to discussing and debating a broad range of topics relating to knowledge organization. Throughout 2020, monthly ISKO UK Meetups are being organized as virtual events through the Knowledge Organization London group.

ISKO UK Meetup events provide an opportunity for specialists from different information domains and industries to share their experiences and exchange ideas and solutions for improving access to information and knowledge.

Whether physical or online, Meetup events provide an informal and friendly atmosphere and encourage interactions and networking between different professions sharing an interest in knowledge organization.

You can join - Knowledge Organization London group to receive updates and notifications about ISKO UK Meetups events and register for attendance. 

Forthcoming events

 Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Taxonomy Boot Camp talk

by Helen Lippell and Kat Allen from Taxonomy Boot Camp London

 Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021 [TBC]  Paul Rissen Senior Product Manager - Springer Nature
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 

MS Teams – the case for Information Architecture and Governance

Presentation by Metataxis. Details here

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

On the long history of information technology

by Professor Stephen Robertson

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Building Better Ecommerce Search with Open Source Software

by Charlie Hull

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Talking about Parliament Ontologies

by Anya Somerville and Michael Smethurst

Previous event (for a complete list of past events see here)


Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Searching fast and slow: exploring alternatives approaches to search 

for knowledge workers

Tony Russell-Rose is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. He is also Director of UXLabs, a research and design consultancy specialising in complex search and information access applications. Read more...

In this Meetup, Dr Tony Russell-Rose considers knowledge workers such as information professionals, legal researchers and librarians and their requirements to create and execute search strategies that are comprehensive, transparent, and reproducible. Read more...

Tuesday, 19  January 2021

Email and MS Teams from an information architecture perspective

In this Meetup, James Lappin  has explored what strategies towards email will best enable information professionals to make a positive contribution to how messages are managed, protected and exploited as a knowledge resource. Read more 

 James Lappin has spent over twenty years working in the field of archives and records management.  He has provided consultancy advice for UK Parliament as well as the Hinkley Point C nuclear power. James is currently working for the European Institutions. He is also carrying out a doctoral research project into archival policy towards email in conjunction with Loughborough University and the National Archives. James is the author of the Thinking Records blog and presenter of the IRMS podcast series.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Interactive workshop VocBench: getting started, installation step 1

VocBench is a web-based open source application to build knowledge organisation systems using SKOS, but it needs a bit of work get it running. In this interactive workshop, Phil Stacey and Eugene Morozov will walk through prerequisites and the local set up of VocBench step-by-step, and develop a simple taxonomy using Simple Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS). A Simple Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS) provides a standard way to represent knowledge organisation systems such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading systems and taxonomies within the framework of the Semantic Web.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Myths and Half Truths about Semantic Data Modelling

In this talk, Panos Alexopoulos, Head of Ontology at Textkernel,  described certain myths and half-truths that are found in the semantic modelling world and discussed what typically happens in reality. Read more...

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