Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Canada Water Culture Space, London SE16 7AR

    Knowledge Organization Meetup

    Machine Learning and Visualization for the Information Professional

    As well as being a member of ISKO UK, Tara McDarby is a masters student at the University of Borås, Sweden, where she studies at the school of Library & Information Science. In this talk, she will be looking at machine learning techniques for the library sector and how we can borrow visualization methods from the sciences to represent our findings. Part of the event will also involve a group discussion on how to use these techniques with large collections.

    This workshop will take place at the Canada Water Culture Space, just next to the Canada Water tube station on the Jubilee line. The event is free to ISKO UK members and the fee is £5 for non-members (option to pay at the door).

    • 5 Apr 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Rhind Building. City, University of London

    This event will be preceded by the ISKO UK AGM (open to all, not just members) and will be  followed by networking, wine and refreshments.

    The meeting will take place in the Rhind Building, City, University of London.

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


    13:30     ISKO UK AGM 

    14:15     Registration for Metadata, Taxonomies and Retrieval

    14.30     Welcome from ISKO UK and introductions -David Haynes, ISKO UK

    14.40     Metadata enriching and filtering for enhanced collection discoverability

    Getaneh Alemu, Solent University

    The return on investment for academic libraries is chiefly tied to access, usage and impact. Without accurate, consistent and quality metadata on the one hand, and an easy-to-use and effective discovery service on the other, these valuable resources may remain invisible and inaccessible to users. In this talk, Getaneh aims to present four overarching metadata principles, namely: metadata enriching, linking, openness and filtering. And how these ideas help shape the metadata creation and discovery services at Solent University – focusing on the implementation of RDA and FRBR as well as the use of subject authority headings and authority controls.  

    15.10     Developing a common language: how a single taxonomy can serve an entire organisation - Thomas Alexander, Cancer Research, UK

    Thomas will review the ways in which well-resolved taxonomies and metadata help users find what they’re looking for at Cancer Research, UK.  Their platform-agnostic approach has begun to reap rewards across the whole organisation.  The taxonomy is an ever-expanding common language that is being used for both external purposes (primarily the website) and internal usage (knowledge management, research content, intranet).

    15.40     Refreshments

    16.20     Facing taxonomy challenges in digital publishing - Niké Brown, Wiley

    Niké Brown has worked as an information management professional in the publishing industry for over 20 years after graduating in Information Management and Publishing. Now working at Wiley’s as Enrichment Capability Specialist, her previous experience was as Online Content Manager and Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer UK.

    16.50     W3C Semantic Web standards and discoverability of the regulatory rulebooks - Eugene Morozov

    Eugene is an Engineering Practice Lead at Lab49, a strategy, design and technology consulting company specializing in capital markets. He is interested in the use of Semantic Web standards to improve timeliness and reduce costs of regulatory compliance for regulators and regulated firms in financial services. He also runs Semantic Web London meetup.

    There is a growing awareness among capital market participants of the opportunities presented by making regulatory rulebooks, taxonomies and ontologies readable by machines, but Model-Driven Machine Executable Regulation (MDMER) is still a developing field. W3C Semantic Web standards have a large role to play in discoverability of the regulatory rulebooks and assessment of their impact on regulated firms. We'll look into the current state of its use by US and EU financial regulators.

    17.20     Panel session

    "Metadata and Taxonomies: Best hidden behind the scenes, or fully exposed to users?"

    1745       Session ends

    18.00     Networking, wine and light refreshments

    19.00     Close

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 16 Jul 2019
    • City, University of London

      The Human Position in an Artificial World

       Creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization

    This conference explores the connected themes of artificial intelligence and its role in knowledge organization, ethics and creativity. What innovations are taking place and what role do humans play in all of this? The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the creation, development and delivery of knowledge organizing systems, including: controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas, ontologies and taxonomies.

    This will be the 6th biennial conference of the UK Chapter of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization). Thanks to collaboration from the organizers of the popular IKO (Innovations in Knowledge Organization) series, the event will include a Knowledge Café to enable in-depth exploration of innovative knowledge organization practices and applications in a case study format. Relevant contributions are invited, either to the main conference programme or to the Knowledge Café case studies, or both.

    Go to the main conference page for more details of the event, including the Call for Papers. Proposed presentations to the conference should be submitted to the organizers using a separate interface with Conftool, where you will be asked to set up a password-protected account.

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