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From: Aida Slavic <aida@acorweb.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:05:07 +0100
Message-ID: <460B8F53.5060204@acorweb.net>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi,
This is to inform that the UK Chapter of
ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) has now
been officially established and is being chaired by Vanda
Broughton and Bob Bater.

Our website is here: http://www.iskouk.org/, with our links page
pointing to fora, standards, topics that we observe and would like to
include in our activities. We have also created blog for promoting
research and communication in knowledge organisation
(http://iskouk.blogspot.com) to which anyone interested in our field is
welcome to contribute.

We had our first meeting on Monday where Alan Gilchrist gave a
presentation (available at http://www.iskouk.org/inaugural.htm), titled
"If it rained knowledge" which initiated a very interesting discussion
that made us realise that there are important real-life issues, common
across sectors and information seeking environments, waiting to be
addressed.

Our group consists of independent information consultants/IT
specialists, university lecturers, librarians, editors of the universal
classification systems and other individuals working in information
management/knowledge organisation in some way or another and would
welcome those of you who might be interested in our aims and discussions!

We are also members of other professional organizations/fora (to mention
only a few: British Computer Society, CILIP, UKeIG, Records Management
Society, NetIKX - Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange) and we
hope to bring these communities closer together through ISKO UK activities.

You can join ISKO UK from the website.

Kind regards

Aida Slavic
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 10:05:16 GMT

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