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  • 26 May 2020 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This virtual Meetup was the first in the "Hidden World of Knowledge Organization" series in which we will be looking into situations and practices that can be understood and managed through the application of knowledge organization.

    Slides presented by the speakers are available here

  • 30 Apr 2020 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The second KO Meetup of 2020 was a hand-on session on data visualization led by Tara McDarby. Pitched at newcomers, this event provided an introduction to the subject. 

    Using Python, Tara demonstrated how to use machine learning to produce data visualizations from textual data drawn from dataset held in the British Library Labs.

    Presentation slides are available here 

  • 13 Apr 2020 4:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISKO UK is pleased to announce the launch of its 2020 research award for students who wish to engage in Knowledge Organization (KO) related stduies and research.  Financial support of up to £500 is available:

    ·         to attend events that have a significant coverage of KO topics

    ·         towards expenses incurred in the course of a research project or part of a project with a significant KO aspect

    Find out details here


  • 11 Mar 2020 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following Government advice, ISKO UK is cancelling all physical meetings with immediate effect.  Where it is possible to arrange virtual meetings online, we will do so.  Any fees paid to ISKO UK for a cancelled event will be refunded in full. We will continue to monitor the situation and we hope to resume our programme of events when we are advised it is safe to do so.

    For the latest government information see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

  • 20 Feb 2020 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Knowledge Organization Meetup has resumed its evenings  with an interactive session: ‘Taxonomies/Thesauri/Ontologies – what’s best for me?’

    Slides of Niké's presentation can be accessed here 

    Niké Brown, member of ISKO UK and taxonomist at Wiley and Sons, has kindly agreed to introduce the topic and moderate the discussion. Niké has over 20 years of publishing and information management experience.

    We hope that participants have left the Meetup with a better understanding of the differences between these formats of controlled vocabulary which, in turn, will give them confidence to decide which format to adopt for their respective needs. This session was designed mainly for newcomers to the world of taxonomies, but all were welcome!



  • 13 Feb 2020 5:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the 2019 Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture, the 2018 winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award, Professor Pia Borlund of the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University, gave her lecture on the topic "Evaluation of information searching".

    Dr Andrew Macfarlane, Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design, City, University of London, opened last year's event with a presentation "Sender vs Recipient Orientated Information Systems Revisited."

    Read the report of the event and listen to the recording of talks under the relevant event listed in the section 'Past events'.  


  • 7 Dec 2019 7:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new series of evening Meetups is being organised by Aref, Niké and Phil for next year.  The Meetups will follow the successful format of after-work meetings one evening a month and will be held in Central London.  Further details will be soon published in the Events page of this website.


  • 2 Oct 2019 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We were very sorry to hear of the death of Prof. Ia MacIlwaine, former President of ISKO and one of the founding members of the UK chapter.  She was a mentor to several generations of library and information professionals and a respected academic.  An obituary written by Prof. Vanda Broughton can be found on the UCL website

  • 11 Sep 2019 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sixth ISKO UK Biennial Conference

    The Human Position in an Artificial World

       Creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization, 15th and 16th July 2019

    In addition to view their slides, you are now invited to listen to the speakers themselves. You will find audio files in the conference programme


  • 27 Aug 2019 7:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Along with SLA and SLA Europe, ISKO UK is pleased to support the forthcoming Taxonomy Boot Camp in London 15th and 16th October 2019. See details the full agenda here

    As in previous years, there will be an informal networking evening from 18.45 onwards  at The Hand and Flower pub, 1 Hammersmith Road, London W14 8XJ  (opposite Olympia).

    All welcomeI

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