The UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation


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  • 7 Nov 2022 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The editorial team is calling for contributions to a special issue on "Education and Training for Knowledge Organization"The team welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical submissions to explore the multiple education perspectives for KO worldwide.

    Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • education and training for KO across fields and disciplines
    • comparative studies on KO education
    • education for subject analysis
    • education for KO in specialized fields (e.g., Medicine)
    • education for the development of Knowledge Organization Systems
    • education for development and use of metadata, ontologies, and taxonomies

    See submission instructions here.

  • 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

  • 19 Jan 2022 9:02 PM | Aida Slavic (Administrator)

    ISKO UK event team is pleased to announce the new series of nine Knowledge Organization Education (KO-ED) lectures entitled "Exploring Information Retrieval", starting on 3 February 2022.

    This KO-ED series is organized in collaboration with Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the British Computer Society (IRSG BCS). Lectures provide an introduction to the Information Retrieval and an up-to-date overview of some fundamental concepts, techniques and applications. 

    Registration is free for ISKO or BCS members. 

  • 30 Nov 2021 6:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many thanks to our speakers Georgina Burnett and Mohammed Sadat Abdulai from Wikimedia, for their introduction to Wikibase on Wednesday, 23 November.

    Presentation slides for both the introduction and the hands-on session that used data risk management and collaborative threat modelling as a use case are now available on the event page.

  • 30 Nov 2021 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 17th International ISKO Conference. 6 – 8 July 2022

    Aalborg (Denmark) and Online

    Knowledge Organization across Disciplines, Domains, Services, and Technologies

    We have received several inquiries regarding submission deadline extension. As this is the first time that the ISKO conference requires fully-developed papers for review, we have decided to extend the deadline for full papers, short papers, and posters to 05 January 2022.

    Deadlines for submissions are thus:

    Full papers, short papers, or posters for review: 05 January 2022.

    Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: 01 March 2022

    Round table discussions and workshop proposals: 15 February 2022.

    Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposals: 01 March 2022

    Due to the continued uncertainty about COVID-19 travel restrictions, we have decided that the conference will be held both in person and online on 6-8 July 2022. All authors will have the opportunity to present their papers and posters, regardless of whether they attend in-person or online. The in-person location will be in Aalborg, Denmark.

    Online attendance details will be provided when the conference program is published. Some conference activities, for example highly interactive workshops, may only be available for in-person participants.

    Further details at:

  • 27 Nov 2021 12:45 PM | Aida Slavic (Administrator)

    Many thanks to our speakers Slava Tykhonov and Andrea Scharnhorst and their DANS KNAW colleagues and  Philipp Conzett and Helene Andreassen from The Arctic University Norway - for their presentation on Wednesday 24 November.  

    Presentation slides are now available on the event page. ISKO members can request recordings by emailing  vicechair [AT] iskouk [DOT] org.

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