ISKO UK

Events 

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Upcoming events

    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom

    In this virtual class, the first of the series Introduction to Knowledge Organization, Sylvie Davies will set up the context and introduce basic concepts and terminology. The class will include:

    •    Definition and scope of  Knowledge Organization (KO)
    •   Brief contextualisation of KO and overview of potential applications
    •   Difference between knowledge/information/data
    •   Different approaches to organising knowledge
    •   KO for information retrieval (IR)
    •   Requirements and constraints of Information Retrieval
    •   Brief overview of users’ behaviour (searching/browsing)
    •   Brief overview of conceptual structures

    The class will be delivered virtually via Zoom starting  at 18:30 (GMT) and will last approx. an hour allowing time for a break and questions.

    Due to the large number of registrants, we regrettably had to close registration for this class. Please contact secretary@iskouk.org , in case there will be cancellations closer to the event.

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
    Register

    In this virtual class, Sylvie Davies will  briefly present the basics of analysing the thought content of documents, covering the following items:

    • The subject approach: what a document is about
    • Definition(s) of documents independently of forms and formats
    • Definition of the term ‘concept’ in KO
    • Categories of concepts,
    • Relationships between concepts
    • Procedures of subject indexing for text and images
    • Pre- and post-coordinate indexing

    The class will be delivered virtually via Zoom starting  at 18:30 (GMT) and will last approx. an hour allowing time for a break and questions.

    Applications to attend will be closed at midday on the day of the event, and joining instructions will be sent out soon after to those attending.

    * Attendance is free but registration is recommended as numbers are limited.


    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Zoom
    Register

    In this virtual class, Sylvie Davies will tackle the challenges of describing the thought content of document using language, whether it is taken directly from the document or borrowed from a list of standardised/controlled vocabulary. She will cover the following items:

    • Preliminary considerations on function of language
    • Derived & assigned indexing
    • Definition of an indexing/tagging term
    • Methods for controlling vocabulary: 
      • collecting and standardising the vocabulary,
      •  displaying relationships between terms
    • Tools to support vocabulary control (glossaries, subject heading lists, classification schemes,  thesauri)

    The class will be delivered virtually via Zoom starting  at 18:30 (GMT) and will last approx. an hour allowing time for a break and questions.

    Applications to attend will be closed at midday on the day of the event, and joining instructions will be sent out soon after to those attending.

    * Attendance is free but registration is recommended as numbers are limited.


    • 26 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • Piccadilly, London

    This is an advance notice of the 6th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial 2020 Lecture.  The speaker will be Prof Ingemar Cox (last year's Award winner) and the venue will be the Library of the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) - in Piccadilly as usual.

    Further details will be provide closer to the date

Past events

22 Sep 2020 Virtual Knowledge Organization Meetup - Practical Tools for Taxonomists
18 Aug 2020 Virtual Knowledge Organization Meetup - Knowledge Graphs, Part II: Practical Applications
14 Jul 2020 Virtual Knowledge Organization Meetup - Knowledge Graphs, Part I: Theories and Definitions
16 Jun 2020 Virtual ISKO UK Meetup: How the BBC is approaching metadata quality measurement
19 May 2020 Virtual ISKO UK Meetup: Knowledge Organization - everywhere!
21 Apr 2020 Knowledge Organization Meetup: Data Visualisation – Hands-on practice
30 Mar 2020 Cancelled: Using knowledge organization to deliver content
30 Mar 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting
18 Feb 2020 Knowledge Organization 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 Knowledge Organization Meetup : Pre-conference get-together prior to ISKO UK 2019
25 Jun 2019 Knowledge Organization Meetup: What are the purposes of Knowledge Organization Research?
30 Apr 2019 Knowledge Organization Meetup: Change management in the Library & Information Profession
5 Apr 2019 Metadata, taxonomies and retrieval
26 Mar 2019 Knowledge Organization Meetup - Machine Learning and Visualization for the Information Professional
26 Feb 2019 Knowledge Organization Meetup: Creativity in Knowledge Organization
22 Jan 2019 Knowledge Organization 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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