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    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
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    For the second year running ISKO UK will hold its Annual General Meeting online on Tuesday 20th of April 2021 starting at 5 pm.

    During the meeting, we will present highlights and achievements over the past year as well as propose future developments planned for the year ahead.

    Although voting on proposed resolutions will only take place online, we strongly encourage you to attend as this is a unique opportunity for members to meet and take part to decisions.

    A provisional agenda  and other relevant papers will be available in the Members area of the ISKO UK website few days prior to the AGM.

    A Zoom URL will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

    For any queries regarding the above, please contact secretary@iskouk.org 

     

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom

    Beyond the Hero's Journey

    by Paul Rissen (Senior Product Manager, Springer Nature)

    Everything is a story nowadays. We’re implored to consider the hero’s journey, not just the user’s journey. But do we really know what makes a story tick? Rather than applying the hallmarks of storytelling to user experiences, this session will go deep on the most pervasive information architecture there is — story itself. Why do you binge on those box sets? What makes you punch the air in delight? We’ll go beyond the three acts, the rise and fall, and examine how screenwriters structure narrative at a deeper level. How they carefully craft the revelation of information to an audience. What are the poetics of storytelling, and how do writers use so called ‘narrative special effects’ to keep you engaged? Drawing upon the work of screenwriting experts, critics and academics, as well as seven years of experience with narrative online, this talk will demystify the process of crafting a narrative, showing how information architecture and structured thinking can help us make sense of the stories we tell ourselves every day.

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    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
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    Using computational ethnography to track information use in knowledge organisations

    By Martin White

    Ethnographic research has traditionally focused on organisational cultures and communications. A benchmark study of information cultures carried out in 1998 in the International Monetary Fund by Richard Harper in the IMF was based on ethnographic methodologies but since that time very little attention has been paid to information flows in organisations. One outcome of this lack of research is the myth that employees spend two hours a day looking for information. Over the last five years computational ethnography (primarily through using data logging software) has started to be used to explore these information flows. This presentation will start with a discussion of Wilson's behaviour/seeking/searching model, consider why it is important to understand information flows, outline the development of computational ethnography and present some of the ethical issues the technique raises. Summaries of some recent research projects will be given, with a particular focus on the way in which computational ethnography reveals the existence and impact of 'information workarounds', especially in the clinical sector.

    Link to Zoom will be emailed to registrants two days prior the event.

    • 4 May 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom

    VocBench Workshops: Part 2: VocBench Data Import with Sheet2RDF

    VocBench is a free and open-source web application to build ontologies, knowledge organization systems and lexicons using web standards such as OWL, SKOS/SKOS-XL and Onto-Lex. The three-part workshop series on VocBench is organized by ISKO UK Meetup team members in collaboration with Dr. Armando Stellato. The workshops are intended for those considering to use or who have just started using VocBench. We hope to build a community of VocBench users within the ISKO.

    In this second interactive workshop, we'll talk about importing existing vocabularies into VocBench. We'll use both standard format and Sheet2RDF feature. You'll be able to play along using the provided data. If you manage your vocabulary in a spreadsheet, you can bring it along, and we'll see what we can do!

    Speakers:

    Armando Stellato is Assistant Professor at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, where he carries on research and teaching in the fields of Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Based Systems. Armando has also been consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as Semantic Architect, working on all aspects related to maintenance and publication of FAO RDF vocabularies and on the development of VocBench: an Application for Collaborative Management of RDF Vocabularies. Currently he is leading the VocBench3 project, funded by the ISA2 programme of the EU.

    Phil Stacey works for Barratt Homes implementing document management and fire safety in the southern counties division. Phil has over 25 years experience in the construction industry working in design and information management. He is passionate about realising the business benefit structured data and the benefits BIM (Building Information Modeling) software can deliver through its implementation at scale, across the housing sector.

    Eugene Morozov is a technology consultant working with financial services firms on data governance and data management projects. Interested in the use of linked data to improve reference data management, architecture modelling and regulatory compliance, he used SKOS and VocBench to develop enterprise architecture vocabulary in his last assignment. He also runs the Semantic Web London meetup.

    To register your attendance go to the event registration page.

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    • 19 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
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    Knowledge Organization Systems in the spotlight: collecting and observing KO

    This event is organized in collaboration with the ISKO Low Countries chapter.

    Observing trajectories in Science: Building the DANS KOS Observatory by Gerard Coen
    Knowledge Organization Systems (KOSs) include a wide variety of schemas ranging from ontologies, to classifications, thesauri, taxonomies, semantic networks, etc. These schemas can be updated and revised (or conversely become obsolete or lost) and are therefore prone to change over time. A wish expressed frequently by the research front in the KO community was for an “observatory” of KOSs. In 2017, via the KNAW Visiting Professor programme, DANS began to focus more on understanding how KOSs change over time, how they can be archived, how version identification and control can be addressed, and also, how KOSs can be aligned to the ‘FAIR’ Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). This research ambition coupled with community interest lead to the creation of the KOSo (Knowledge Organization Systems Observatory). Concretely, the observatory involves the identification of KOSs within the social sciences and humanities or the life sciences. KOSs have been described and ordered in the observatory through a process of empirical association in order to resist the potential pitfall of already organizing these resources through the lens of other KOSs (e.g. already describing the KOS in terms of existing controlled vocabularies). The DANS KOSo employs both metadata terms and formal classifications, using the Information Coding Classification in a synthetic format together with the KO Literature Classification, thus rendering for each KOS a domain-centric term faceted with a KOS-form term. Additionally, we classify domains using the NARCIS Classification, which is a framework to represent the research foci of the Dutch national research infrastructure.

    Observing trajectories in Science: Building the DANS KOS Observatory by Uma Balakrishnan & Jakob Voss

    Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC). It is the largest online directory of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), that provides free access to the metadata of more than 3,000 terminologies in 20 different languages. BARTOC unifies different vocabulary services on a single platform and enhances the visibility of the existing KOS in various domains. The initiative was founded and developed by Andreas Ledl at the Basel University Library, Switzerland in 2013. In 2020 the Register was moved to and is being hosted by the head office of the common library network, VZG in Göttingen under a new technical infrastructure developed within the framework of the project coli-conc. This presentation will give an overview of the BARTOC project, its history and will provide an update on its services, especially with regard to the project coli-conc and elucidate the latest technology implemented by the VZG.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants two days prior the event.

    • 25 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom

    MS Teams – the case for Information Architecture and Governance

     MS Teams is becoming ubiquitous in our organisations. It undisputedly offers a whole range of productivity tools for our colleagues including an easy entry point and focus for projects and topics, transparent conversations for all members of the team, keeping related conversations and documents together, along with providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, calling, and apps in one place with fairly simple administration.

    On the other hand, if ungoverned and unmanaged, MS Teams can exacerbate the growth of information silos, impeding effective information discovery, and hindering effective information and records management governance and oversight.

    This presentation seeks to address the issues and challenges organisations and information managers are facing with the introduction of MS teams, providing practical advice on how to address them, focusing on the developing a robust information architecture and governance .

    INTRODUCTION TO METATAXIS
    Metataxis is a consultancy specialising in information management and information architecture services, with extensive Office 365 and SharePoint experience, having worked on over 50 SharePoint projects over the last 18 years. We believe that an information architecture which supports user requirements and behaviours, and which is appropriate for the specific content, is the key to any successful information-based project. We also strongly believe that an information governance framework defining the information and data management principles is necessary to underpin the efficient and effective management of an organisation’s information and data, to support its core functions and activities, and to demonstrate compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations.

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    • 1 Jun 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom

    VocBench Workshops: Part 3: VocBench Vocabulary Versioning and Data Catalogue

    VocBench is a free and open-source web application to build ontologies, knowledge organization systems and lexicons using web standards such as OWL, SKOS/SKOS-XL and Onto-Lex. The three-part workshop series on VocBench is organized by ISKO UK Meetup team members in collaboration with Dr. Armando Stellato. The workshops are intended for those considering to use or who have just started using VocBench. We hope to build a community of VocBench users within the ISKO.

    In this last interactive workshop in the VocBench series, we'll talk about managing versions of your vocabulary. We'll provide an instance for all participants to get the first-hand experience - you'll be able to use a preloaded vocabulary to play along or bring your own.

    Speakers:

    Armando Stellato is Assistant Professor at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, where he carries on research and teaching in the fields of Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Based Systems. Armando has also been consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as Semantic Architect, working on all aspects related to maintenance and publication of FAO RDF vocabularies and on the development of VocBench: an Application for Collaborative Management of RDF Vocabularies. Currently he is leading the VocBench3 project, funded by the ISA2 programme of the EU.

    Phil Stacey works for Barratt Homes implementing document management and fire safety in the southern counties division. Phil has over 25 years experience in the construction industry working in design and information management. He is passionate about realising the business benefit structured data and the benefits BIM (Building Information Modeling) software can deliver through its implementation at scale, across the housing sector.

    Eugene Morozov is a technology consultant working with financial services firms on data governance and data management projects. Interested in the use of linked data to improve reference data management, architecture modelling and regulatory compliance, he used SKOS and VocBench to develop enterprise architecture vocabulary in his last assignment. He also runs the Semantic Web London meetup.

    To register your attendance go to the event registration page.

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Past events

6 Apr 2021 ISKO UK Hands-on Meetup - VocBench Workshops: Part 1: Introducing VocBench
31 Mar 2021 Research Observatory: AI in supporting fact checking, news verification and creative work
23 Mar 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Going virtual with Taxonomy Boot Camp London
25 Feb 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Some reflections on genre and knowledge organization by Pauline Rafferty
18 Feb 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Automated indexing: implementation case studies by Marjorie Hlava
16 Feb 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Searching fast and slow: exploring alternatives approaches to search for knowledge workers by Tony Russell-Rose
11 Feb 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Automatic subject indexing and evaluation: an introduction by Koraljka Golub
4 Feb 2021 KO-ED - Theoretical Perspectives - Towards interoperability of KOS vocabularies by Marcia Zeng
28 Jan 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Critical description and evaluation of classification schemes by Barbara Kwasnik
21 Jan 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Information foraging in knowledge organisations by Martin White
19 Jan 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Email and MS Teams from an information architecture perspective
14 Jan 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Disciplines and Phenomena in Knowledge Organization Systems by Claudio Gnoli
7 Jan 2021 KO-ED Theoretical Perspectives - Search Engines and Knowledge Organization by Birger Hjørland
22 Dec 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Interactive workshop: getting started with VocBench (step 1)
10 Dec 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - How should today’s thesaurus earn its keep? by Stella Dextre Clarke
3 Dec 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - What is a thesaurus? How and why so? by Stella Dextre Clarke
26 Nov 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - From Concepts to Knowledge Organization Systems by Leonard Will
26 Nov 2020 6th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial 2020 Lecture - free event
17 Nov 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Myths and Half Truths about Semantic Data Modelling by Panos Alexopoulos
12 Nov 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Faceted Classification by Vanda Broughton
5 Nov 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Principles underlying Knowledge Organization Systems by Vanda Broughton
29 Oct 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Subject Headings by Vanda Broughton
27 Oct 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Times Tags: Metadata at The New York Times, 1851-Today by Jennifer Parrucci
22 Oct 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Language of description by Sylvie Davies
15 Oct 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Content analysis by Sylvie Davies
8 Oct 2020 KO-ED Introduction to Knowledge Organization - Definition and scope by Sylvie Davies
22 Sep 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Practical Tools for Taxonomists
18 Aug 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Knowledge Graphs, Part II: Practical Applications
14 Jul 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Knowledge Graphs, Part I: Theories and Definitions
16 Jun 2020 ISKO UK Meetup: How the BBC is approaching metadata quality measurement
19 May 2020 ISKO UK Meetup: Knowledge Organization - everywhere!
21 Apr 2020 ISKO UK Meetup: Data Visualisation – Hands-on practice
30 Mar 2020 Cancelled: Using knowledge organization to deliver content
30 Mar 2020 ISKO Virtual Annual General Meeting
18 Feb 2020 ISKO UK Meetup: Taxonomies vs. Thesauri vs. Ontologies - what's best for me ?
29 Nov 2019 5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2019
25 Nov 2019 Search Solutions 2019
15 Oct 2019 Taxonomy Chill-out with ISKO UK, SLA and SLA Europe
15 Jul 2019 ISKO UK 6th Biennial Conference - 15th – 16th July 2019, London
14 Jul 2019 ISKO UK Meetup : Pre-conference get-together prior to ISKO UK 2019
25 Jun 2019 ISKO UK Meetup: What are the purposes of Knowledge Organization Research?
30 Apr 2019 ISKO UK Meetup: Change management in the Library & Information Profession
5 Apr 2019 Post AGM event - Metadata, taxonomies and retrieval
26 Mar 2019 ISKO UK Meetup - Machine Learning and Visualization for the Information Professional
26 Feb 2019 ISKO UK Meetup: Creativity in Knowledge Organization
22 Jan 2019 ISKO UK Meetup: Ontology of Risk
27 Nov 2018 Search Solutions 2018
23 Nov 2018 The Fourth Tony Kent Strix Annual Lecture
16 Oct 2018 ISKO UK Meet-up: Taxonomy Chill-out


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