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Upcoming events

    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    A knowledge audit provides an "at a glance" view of an organization's needs and opportunities. Its purpose is to improve an organization's effectiveness through a better understanding of the dynamics and levers of knowledge production, access, and use. However, there is a lot of inconsistency in how knowledge audits are conducted, which sometimes undermines the credibility and usefulness of the exercise.

    In part one of this discussion, Patrick Lambe will introduce a systematic approach to knowledge auditing and will talk about the inspiration behind his newly published book "Principles of Knowledge Auditing: Foundations for Knowledge Management Implementation". Participants will gain an understanding of how this developing field can be of benefit to organisations, what barriers and risks they should be aware of, and what steps they can take to get started.

    Janine Weightman will lead the second part of the session by sharing her practical experience conducting knowledge audits through a case study. Janine will speak about the tools and processes she uses and share some of the challenges and lessons learned in performing knowledge audits virtually during the lockdown.

    This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences throughout and at the end.

    Patrick Lambe is Principal Consultant at Straits Knowledge. He is the author of "Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness" and co-author of the award-winning "The Knowledge Manager's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Embedding Effective Knowledge Management in Your Organization".

    Janine Weightman is a knowledge management practitioner, consultant, and founder of Knovolution, a niche management consultancy based in Northumberland.

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    • 8 Nov 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

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Past events

6 Sep 2023 ISKO UK Meetup - coli-conc: Mapping Knowledge Organization Systems
24 Jul 2023 ISKO UK 2023: full conference remote participation
24 Jul 2023 ISKO UK 2023: one day in-person participation
24 Jul 2023 ISKO UK 2023: full conference in-person participation
10 May 2023 ISKO UK Meetup - One information management system for compliance, governance and findability by Stuart Eve and Darren Wray
18 Apr 2023 ISKO UK AGM - All welcome!
12 Apr 2023 ISKO UK Meetup - The Opportunities and Challenges in Leveraging Sustainable Finance Taxonomies by James Phare and Daniel Burke-Ward
8 Mar 2023 ISKO UK Meetup - Vocabs Editor and Taxonomy Publishing Ecosystem by Peter Andorfer and Klaus Illmayer
25 Jan 2023 Research Observatory: Cultural hospitality and ethical responsibilities in subject cataloguing
30 Nov 2022 Research Observatory: Governance and alignment of taxonomies across the UK Government
24 Nov 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - Data Discovery at Wiley by Niké Brown
10 Oct 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - How Taxonomies Can Solve Complex Business Problems by Ramona Aubry
13 Sep 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - How to Build a Knowledge Graph by Paul Appleby
24 Aug 2022 Research Observatory: Terminology standardization and database standards under a microcontent perspective
12 Jul 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - Taxonomies for Confluence by Eugene Morozov
29 Jun 2022 Research Observatory: Bibliometric experiment with the full text of research papers
14 Jun 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - Why graphs? The limits of hierarchical thinking by Bob Kasenchak
25 May 2022 Challenges of scholarly communication: bibliometric transparency and impact
10 May 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - The Evolution of UX Strategy by Jaime Levy
27 Apr 2022 Research Observatory: Doing bibliometrics responsibly
12 Apr 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - Keywording Creative Content by Clemency Wright
4 Apr 2022 ISKO UK 15th Annual General Meeting
31 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Linked Data and information discovery: from data infrastructure to practical applications" by Eero Hyvönen
24 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Information Seeking Behaviour" by Ian Ruthven
17 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Is search better with metadata? A real life experience" by Marjorie Hlava
10 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Paths to discovery: metadata and findability" by Judi Vernau
9 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Using Google's family of databases" by Karen Blakeman
8 Mar 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - Basic Steps in the Creation of a Structured Vocabulary by Leonard Will
3 Mar 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "User-centred design of search applications" by Tony Russell-Rose
22 Feb 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - E-commerce Search is Broken - How to Fix it With Open Source Software by Charlie Hull
17 Feb 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "Evaluating search performance" by Ingo Frommholz
10 Feb 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "The role of AI in search application" by Martin White
3 Feb 2022 KO-ED Exploring Information Retrieval "IR Models: from theory to practice" by Andrew MacFarlane
26 Jan 2022 Research Observatory: Knowledge Organization and Indigenous Knowledge
25 Jan 2022 ISKO UK Meetup - The Evolving Role of Metadata by David Haynes
6 Jan 2022 KO-ED KOS Workshop - Practical Thesaurus Construction by Stella Dextre Clarke
9 Dec 2021 7th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2021
25 Nov 2021 KO-ED KOS Workshop - Introduction to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) by Aida Slavic
24 Nov 2021 Research Observatory: Research Repositories and Dataverse: Negotiating Metadata, Vocabularies and Domain Needs
23 Nov 2021 ISKO UK Hands-on Meetup - Introduction to Wikibase
27 Oct 2021 Research Observatory: FAIR Principles and Semantic Interoperability
19 Oct 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Coping with complexity: building a knowledge graph for UK Parliament
6 Oct 2021 KO-ED KOS Workshop - Representing concepts in subject indexing: challenges of vocabulary control with Sylvie Davies
29 Sep 2021 Research Observatory: Research Fields Classifications: Essential Tools in Reporting and Harmonising Scientific Information
14 Sep 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Copyright in a knowledge organization workplace by Stephen Garfield
6 Jul 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - On the pre-history of information technology by Stephen Robertson
30 Jun 2021 Research Observatory: Observing knowledge organization trajectories in healthcare
15 Jun 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Semantic Tagging and Text Classification for Archives and Content Systems by Chris Newell
1 Jun 2021 ISKO UK Hands-on Meetup - VocBench Workshops: Part 3: VocBench Vocabulary Versioning and Data Catalogue
25 May 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - MS Teams – the case for Information Architecture and Governance
19 May 2021 Research Observatory: Knowledge Organization Systems in the spotlight
4 May 2021 ISKO UK Hands-on Meetup - VocBench Workshops: Part 2: VocBench Data Import with Sheet2RDF
28 Apr 2021 Research Observatory: Computational ethnography: tracking the flow of information, by Martin White
20 Apr 2021 ISKO UK Meetup - Beyond the Hero's Journey, by Paul Rissen
20 Apr 2021 ISKO UK 14th Annual General Meeting
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
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
22 Dec 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Interactive workshop: getting started with VocBench (step 1)
26 Nov 2020 6th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial 2020 Lecture - free event
27 Oct 2020 ISKO UK Meetup - Times Tags: Metadata at The New York Times, 1851-Today by Jennifer Parrucci
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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