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Cancelled: Using knowledge organization to deliver content

  • 30 Mar 2020
  • 2:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Canada Water Library, London SE16 7AR


  • The event is free for ISKO members
  • The event is free for students

Following Government advice, ISKO UK is cancelling all physical meetings with immediate effect.  Where it is possible to arrange virtual meetings online, we will do so.  Any fees paid to ISKO UK for a cancelled event will be refunded in full. We will continue to monitor the situation and we hope to resume our programme of events when we are advised it is safe to do so.

For the latest government information see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Information professionals usually discuss knowledge organization (KO) in the context of collection organization and access. At this event, our three speakers will look into how the KO techniques are utilised by the publishing and retail industries to make content accessible directly to users. Conrad Taylor will give an overview of the origins of mark-up and its role in tagging content. Niké Brown will provide, on the example of Wiley, an insight into the role of taxonomies in publishing and Tony Russell-Rose will consider some of the latest advances in information retrieval as an alternative to traditional KO-mediated access to content. A panel discussion will focus on whether the KO-mediated access to content may be redundant. This will be followed by a reception with wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

Note: this event will be preceded by the 13th Annual General Meeting of the British Chapter of ISKO (ISKO UK) scheduled for 13:30. Guests are welcome.


14:15 Registration

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

14.40 Conrad Taylor: The origins and contemporary applications of markup

15.10  Tony-Russel-Rose, Goldsmiths College: Novel searching and the challenges to publishers

15.40 Refreshments

16.20  Niké Brown, Wiley: Taxonomies for diverse content

16.50 Title and speaker to be confirmed

17.20 Panel session: Are taxonomies redundant for customer-facing content?

17.45 Event ends

18.00 Reception

19.00 Close


Room 3 on the second floor of the Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7AR. The Library is situated directly above Canada Water tube station.

How to get there
Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee line or Overground)

Bus: Canada Water Bust stop: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12


The event is free for members of ISKO and students and £40 for non-members.

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