The UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation


  • 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

  • 26 Aug 2019 7:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sixth ISKO UK Biennial Conference, 15-16 July 2019

    Conference report by Monique Archer, University of the West of

    England, Bristol. Winner of the 2019 ISKO UK student grant.

  • 9 Aug 2019 4:31 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

    You are invited to view the slides presented by authors during the conference. You will find them in the conference programme

  • 2 Jul 2019 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There will be plenty of opportunities to view our posters at the ISKO UK 2019 Conference The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization. 

    Just some of the titles on show:

    • BuildVoc: a Simple Knowledge Organisation System for IR 
    • Artificial Intelligence in Information Retrieval: Forty Years on
    • Modelling Performing Arts Archives in South Korea Based on FRBRoo
    • Visualising Knowledge in Cultural Heritage

    Join us on the 15th & 16th July at City, University of London 


  • 25 Jun 2019 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have:

    • Dr Deborah Lee on Power, Truth and Creativity: the ethical dimensions of the knowledge organization of art 
    • Vanda Broughton on The Respective Roles of Intellectual Creativity and Automation in Representing Diversity
    • and Rafael Cacciolari Dalessandro, José Augusto Guimarães, and D Grant Campbell on Fake News as an Emergent Knowledge Domain: perspectives for its subject categorization. 

    That's just on one morning!

    Join us on the 15th and 16th July, at City, University of London where we are hosting the ISKO UK 2019

    Conference #ISKOUK2019 "

  • 11 Jun 2019 1:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The start of London Tech Week highlights the crucial role of high-tech industries for future economic development. This year’s preoccupation with AI has manifest itself in a good number of events already. 

    The information profession has been particularly concerned about the impact of AI on knowledge organization. At the ISKO UK 2019 biennial Conference, on the 15th and 16th July, 2019, Michael Upshall will be questioning the role of Taxonomies in the light of available AI tools. It will be interesting to see whether we need to do things differently or whether AI provides a way of improving current approaches to knowledge organization. Tony Russell-Rose will be exploring advanced searching using AI based approaches to search strategy formulation. 

    These are two of more than 30 papers and presentations at the conference: The Human Position in an Artificial World which will be held at City, University of  London.  The conference will start with Jem Rayfield, of Ontotext  delivering his keynote speech on Monday, 15th, followed by a full day of papers and then commence again on Tuesday, 16th with Neil Maiden of Cass Business School as the keynote speaker. In the afternoon, there will be our panel discussion ' In an AI supported world, where do the opportunities lie for knowledge organization?'  and the chance to view the poster contributions. #ISKOUK2019

  • 6 Jun 2019 8:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Monday 15th July, our Keynote Speaker, Jem Rayfield from Ontotext, will start the conference with his paper on AI & Semantic Web Solutions.  Join us at the ISKO UK 2019 Conference, City, University of London  #ISKOUK2019

    Further details at

  • 13 May 2019 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is an advance notice of the forthcoming Taxonomy Boot Camp which, this year, will address the theme,  Anything is Possible, while exploring the growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more.

    Whether you're a complete taxonomy beginner, or already have a wide spectrum of experience and knowledge, you'll benefit from expert advice and how-tos, including:

    Essential tips you can start applying right away to managing your taxonomy

    • New approaches to dealing with common issues like business buy-in, and governance
    • Latest taxonomy applications including NLP, semantics, and machine learning
    • How to make the most of cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading software

    Further information at

  • 13 May 2019 7:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ISKO UK wishes to give financial support to students with an interest in Knowledge Organization to encourage them to attend the ISKO UK 2019 conference on 15th and 16th July 2019.  The grant covers the conference registration fee plus travel and accommodation for students based outside London.

    ISKO UK 2019 conference ‘The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization’  will take place at City, University of London on 15th and 16th July.  The programme includes papers by leading academics and practitioners from around the world.

    The Conference includes an innovative case study café alongside the formal presentations, posters and industry demonstrations. More information is available on our conference website

    Applicants should be enrolled as postgraduate or undergraduate students on courses in any UK academic institution that covers some aspect of knowledge organization. This award is open to current students and to those who have graduated within one year of their application.

    Please go to for more information on the support we can offer students.

    Follow us on Twitter at #ISKOUK2019 for updates.

  • 13 May 2019 8:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The slides used by Sharon Stewart, the speaker at the meetup on change management in the library and information profession have been uploaded  in the section Past Events.

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