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  • 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.

  • 9 Apr 2019 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Slides and audio recordings of the event on 'metadata, taxonomies and retrieval' (5th April 2019) are now available here

  • 4 Apr 2019 2:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce a special call for posters for the ISKO UK 2019 Biennial Conference.  We have a full agenda of papers for the conference programme and we see posters as an important complement to the formal papers and the IKO case study café. 

    This is a great opportunity for post-graduate students who want to share the results of their research, as well as for experienced researchers to test initial research ideas or to share their experience of research in progress.  We also welcome posters from practitioners trying out new approaches to knowledge organization in their workplaces.

    The posters will be displayed in a common area that will be open to delegates throughout the two days of the conference.  Each person with a poster will also be able to give a short presentation at the conference and an abstract of the poster will be published in the conference proceedings. Successful poster abstracts can only be included in the conference proceedings if the abstract is received before 15th May 2019. Any abstracts not received by 15th May 2019 will not be included in the proceedings. As only the abstract will be published, there will still be time for successful applicants to work up their posters for display, ready for the conference itself on 15th and 16th July.

    We especially welcome poster contributions from students and encourage this medium as a forum for sharing initial ideas or speculative approaches to the subject. Criteria for acceptance include originality, clarity of expression, and relevance to the conference theme. Proposals should have a sound basis in historical fact, knowledge organization theory, or current practice.

    If you wish to submit a poster, please provide an abstract in English of 300 - 500 words (including references). To make the submission send an email to using “Poster” and then the name of your project as the subject line. The closing date for the submission of poster abstracts or proposals is Friday 26th  April 2019.

     We will let you know by Friday 3rd May 2019 whether your proposal has been accepted.  Posters should be submitted as pdf so that they can be published on the ISKO UK website.  Full posters should be A0 size. Any queries regarding the submission of abstracts should be sent to Please use “Poster” and then the name of your project in the subject line of your message.

  • 29 Mar 2019 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Excellent international showing in the ISKO UK 2019 provisional Conference Programme

    ISKO UK 2019 conference ‘The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization’ has an excellent array of leading national and international experts.  The provisional programme has just been published and includes academics and practitioners from Denmark, Brazil, France, Canada, Singapore and China as well as the UK.  Visit the dedicated conference website for further details:

  • 8 Mar 2019 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AGM of ISKO UK will be on Friday 5th of April, 1.30 pm. It will take place 

    in the Rhind Building, City, University of London in room DLG03 

    The Rhind Building is on St John Street, London EC1.  It is marked D on this map:

    The AGM will be followed by an event on the topic of Metadata, Taxonomies and Retrieval. 

    All are welcome to attend the AGM, including non-members as observers

  • 13 Feb 2019 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the ISKO UK 2019 Conference: The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge Organization.

    The sixth biennial conference will be held at City, University of London on 15th and 16th July 2019. The conference offers a good balance between theory and practice with leading practitioners and academics from around the world.

    This year, ISKO is introducing a case study café as well as formal presentations, posters and industry representatives. Join us to debate the balance between AI and human intervention in knowledge organization.

    Visit for more information.

  • 24 Jan 2019 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Prof. Neil Maiden from Cass Business School will be giving a keynote talk at the start of the second day of the ISKO UK 2019 conference on 16th July 2019.

    Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity at the Cass Business School of City, University of London, and Director of its Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. He has an extensive research background in computer science and software engineering. He now draws on this background to research and develop new forms of digital support for everyday creativity in work not normally framed as creative. He is co-founder of and teaches on the interdisciplinary Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City, University of London, as well as on the MBA programme at the Cass Business School. His details are available here 

  • 8 Sep 2018 8:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A sparkling rejuvenation of ISKO is well under way, thanks to the action-packed General Assembly during ISKO's Biennial Conference in Porto this July. Newly elected Executive Board members are:

    • President: Rick Szostak
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Athena Salaba
    • Vice-Presidents: Amos David and Andreas Ledl

    David Haynes, Marcia Zeng and Renato Souza remain on the Board for another two years, while Jiri Pika and Matthew Kelly were elected as auditors.

    Significantly for the Society as a whole, two key resolutions were approved:

    In the course of 2019 the Executive Board should register ISKO as a not-for-profit corporation under the CNCA (Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act), with administrative seat in Toronto, Canada.

    After taking into account points discussed and agreed during the 2018 General Assembly, the Board should file By-Laws broadly consistent with the draft presented at this assembly.

    The full text of the new By-laws (and other constitutional documents) can be accessed by ISKO members via the Membership Management System . The CNCA is a modern statute that will allow ISKO to retain all its valued traditions while operating more efficiently and effectively than before. By moving our headquarters from Frankfurt to Toronto, we'll make it easier for Board Directors to do their job, whether or not they speak German. And as a non-profit company in Canada, we will escape liability for corporation tax.

    The above resolutions represent the culmination of the Governance Review that was started in 2014 and led by Stella Dextre Clarke. In recognition of her hard work, the Assembly unanimously voted to award Stella honorary membership of the Society.

    The constitutional changes now under way will take effect only after our next General Assembly, to be held in 2020 at the time of our next Biennial Conference. The University of Aalborg in Denmark, represented by ISKO-UK member Marianne Lykke, has generously offered to host the 2020 conference, and already we can begin to plan some celebrations there!

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