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  • 4 Dec 2023 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp has just announced its call for speakers for 2024.

    The deadline is 31 December this year, and  four events are planned in 2024 – including the newly-introduced Boot Camp BASICS event, which welcomes brand new taxonomists and knowledge managers. 

    Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp' organisers are always looking to showcase the very best insights and practices in taxonomy and related work. They welcome  contributions from taxonomy practitioners, content strategists, technologists, knowledge engineers, researchers, developers, information architects, product managers, and more. And, while taxonomies are at the heart of their annual virtual series, they cover a vast range of topics around knowledge and information management too.

  • 20 Nov 2023 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year, for the first time,  there is a single joint winner of both
    the Tony Kent Strix Award and the Jason Farradane Award, namely Martin
    White FBCS FRSC, HonFCLIP, Principal Analyst at SearchReseach Online.

    The Jason Farradane Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding
    contribution to the library and information science profession.

    The Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award is given in recognition of an
    outstanding contribution to the field of search and information retrieval.

    You are warmly invited to attend the free presentation and celebration
    on the afternoon of Tuesday 5th  December 2023, when Martin will give a
    special free Zoom lecture as part of the  programme below. The event is
    free but please note you must make a booking in advance. For further details and registration, please go to:

  • 11 Nov 2023 5:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As announced at the last Meetup on Information Governance by Noeleen Schenk, the ISKO UK Meetup team is taking a break for the winter and will come back with a new programme in the spring of 2024.

    Meanwhile we thank all who have supported our events by attending and participating in the discussion.

    The ISKO UK Meetup team.

  • 29 Aug 2023 5:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Slides covering the whole programme are available here.  

    Delegates and ISKO members will be able to access the video-recordings by the end of September.

  • 19 Jan 2023 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The entire ISKO UK 2022 and 2023 Meetup Playlist is now available on YouTube. To receive notifications for future events please subscribe to Knowledge Organisation London group on

  • 17 Oct 2022 11:10 AM | Aida Slavic (Administrator)

    "Knowledge Organization and Information Discovery: Improving User Experience, Quality and Trust", the 7th biennial ISKO UK Conference. The conference will take place on 24-25 July 2023 at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and online.

    The objective of the conference is to promote discussion and understanding about the benefits of knowledge organization and the way it can encourage user engagement and interaction with information.

    Contributions are invited in the form of extended abstracts. See details and submission instructions at
  • 6 Sep 2022 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tony Kent Strix Award is given in recognition of an outstanding practical innovation or achievement in the field of information retrieval in its widest sense. This could take the form of an application or service, or an overall appreciation of past achievements that have led to significant advances. The award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world.

    Nominations must be for a major, sustained or influential achievement that meets one or more of the following criteria:

    Science: The advancement of our understanding of information retrieval methods, experimentation and evaluation, at either the theoretical or the practical level. The scope includes approaches as diverse as linguistic, probabilistic, fact-checking or artificial intelligence applied to search.

    Service Delivery: The development and management of systems, networks or services:

    • Enhancement of the mechanisms/technology/standards underpinning information products or services
    •  Establishing an innovative information resource or service
    •  Innovations leading to improved accessibility/usability of information resources.

    Education and organisational infrastructure: The provision of leadership in education, training, community development and/or collaboration to advance information retrieval at local, national or international level.


    Submissions must include:

    •  The name, institutional address and qualifications of the nominee
    • A brief biography - (maximum one A4 page)
    •  A selective bibliography - (key publications relevant to the nomination)
    •   A justification for the nomination - (maximum one A4 page) showing clearly which of the award criteria the nominee meets and how they are met
    •   Additional material - letters of support, for example. (Letters from previous winners would be especially valuable).

    It is possible that the Award Committee will request additional information from the nominators for those nominees considered suitable candidates for the award.

    An unsuccessful nomination from previous years may be reconsidered provided the nominator updates it, if necessary, to reflect the current extent of the candidate's achievement.

     Nominations for the 2022 award must reach the judges by 6 pm GMT on Friday 30th September 2022.

    Please email to: John Wickenden – Hon. Secretary UKeiG

    and copy in: Gary Horrocks - UKeiG administrator and Sue Silcocks – Hon. Treasurer UKeiG

    For more information about UKeiG, the Tony Kent Strix Award and previous winners of this prestigious international award please visit:

  • 28 Jun 2022 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 17th ISKO Conference, Aalborg University, Denmark (and online)

    6 -8 July 2022

    "Knowledge Organization across disciplines, domains, services and technologies."

    View final programme 

    Details and registration

  • 1 Jun 2022 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jacket Image For: Taxonomies  You may be interested to know that Facet Publishing has just published a new book on taxonomies to which some of our members have contributed.

    "Taxonomies is a curated anthology of case studies of taxonomy projects that showcases the incredible breadth and depth of work being done by taxonomists across many different types of sectors and organisations. The book aims to inspire and educate anyone who needs to organise information and data."

      See details here

  • 23 May 2022 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The provisional programme of the ISKO 2022 Conference in Aalborg, Denmark, is available on the conference website. Note that it is subject to change.

    The two keynote speakers invited are:

    • Professor Jens-Erik Mai who will speak about classification in the algorithmic age.
    • Professor Kora Golub who will speak about subject access for digital humanities.

    Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics such as:

    • Knowledge Organization theory and concepts
    • Application of Knowledge Organization in different contexts, with specific examples
    • Development of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS)
    • Knowledge Organization educational practices
    • Knowledge Organization and nations

    Deadline for early bird registration is extended to 1 June 2022. The registration options include participation in the full 3-days physical conference held in Aalborg and virtual participation. Virtual participation includes the following:

    • Access to all paper sessions, including full Research papers and short research papers
    • Access to keynotes from invited speakers
    • Access to interactive events such as workshops and panels
    • Access to poster session
    • Access to ISKO conference proceedings 2022

    Further details are available here and for questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact the conference chair Marianne Lykke

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