The UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation


  • 3 Mar 2021 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISKO UK starts a new series of regular monthly events devoted to knowledge organization research.  The series entitled "Knowledge Organization Research Observatory" will take place online, and will include talks on research projects in the knowledge organization and related fields, in the UK and internationally. The first event in the series is scheduled for 31 March "AI in supporting fact checking, news verification and creative work".

  • 19 Feb 2021 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In this Meetup, Dr Tony Russell-Rose considered 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.

    Slides are available here

  • 23 Jan 2021 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With sadness we report the death on 26 November 2020 of Jean Aitchison, one of the founding members of ISKO UK, who inspired at least two generations with her work on techniques of knowledge organization, particularly faceted classification and thesaurus construction. For more on her life and achievements, see the obituary .

  • 20 Jan 2021 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Email and MS Teams from an information architecture perspective

    In this Meetup, James Lappin 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.

    Slides available here

  • 27 Dec 2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interactive workshop: getting started with VocBench (step 1)

    The slide deck, handouts and video file are available for viewing here.

  • 17 Nov 2020 9:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A recording of the ISKO UK Meetup talk by Panos Alexopoulos "Myths and Half Truths about Semantic Data Modelling" 17 November 2020, is available at

  • 29 Oct 2020 7:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At this Meetup, Jennifer Parrucci, Senior Taxonomist at The New York Times, gave a peak into the newspaper's legacy of metadata use, how tags are assigned today and how this metadata powers products and internal services.

    You can view slides here

  • 25 Oct 2020 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISKO UK Meetup* events are now organized through the Knowledge Organization group.

    Sign up and join our group at Meetup to know more and register for our monthly Zoom events.

  • 4 Oct 2020 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In this September virtual ISKO UK Meetup, four speakers gave a demonstration of tools that help them building taxonomies, including: 

    1. PoolParty CardSorting software with Ian Piper - Slides
    2. Thesaurus manager Similarity and Suggestions with Niké Brown 
    3. Graphcommons with Phil Stacey   Slides
    4. Qualitative data analysis computer software Nvivo 12 with David Haynes Slides

  • 25 Aug 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Knowledge Graphs, Part II: Practical Applications

    Once again, we were privileged to have Bob Kasenchak and Ahren Lehnert from Synaptica share their knowledge of Knowledge Graphs, this time, by going through a wealth of applications.

    Thanks to Bob and Ahren for a very engaging presentation. Their slides can be viewed here 

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