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Knowledge Organization - Making a difference. ISKO UK Biennial conference, 13-14 July, London

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:22:45 +0100
Message-ID: <5570A585.50905@lukehouse.org>
To: NKOS List <"nkos-l"@oclc.org>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: Anna Harvey <anna.harvey47@gmail.com>

Dear Colleagues,
Seeking inspiration for your KOS projects? Don't miss the opportunity to 
pick up and share ideasat this year's *ISKO UK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE *in 
London**on 13/14 July, where we'll hear from an outstanding array of 

Details at: 

Registration at: https://www.conftool.net/iskouk2015/

Who should attend*

Anyone involved in the organization of knowledge and information will 
find food for thought at this conference. It expands our horizons by 
catering amply for practitioners alongside theoreticians, including 
consultants, researchers, teachers and students. Knowledge Organization 
is useful to systems designers as well as information managers, with 
applications in areas as diverse as web design, records management, 
digital libraries and asset management, network management, etc. Sharing 
ideas is the way to advance your own thinking – do come and join the 

*Some highlights*

·As Keynote speakers we have*Alan Gilchrist* and *Dagobert Soergel*, 
both influential writers and speakers in our field. While Gilchrist 
reflects on the advances already achieved through KO, Soergel looks to a 
future in which KO structures enable connections, inferencing, 
understanding and exploiting information.

·*Patrick Lambe*, already a popular speaker at our past conferences, 
returns to urge a proactive role for KO professionals in designing and 
developing networked knowledge environments. He will also facilitate an 
*interactive fishbowl session* for all of us to discuss what we can do 
in the workplace to implement KO effectively and raise its profile.

·Joining us from the USA,*Joseph Busch* will share his extensive 
consultancy experience in applying classification principles both 
in-house and on the Web.

·“Using Knowledge Organization Systems requires proper tools to manage 
them” is the declaration of *Johannes Keizer* and *Caterina Caracciolo* 
from the FAO , where the AGRIS database has evolved to become a 
KOS-based Linked Open Data web application underpinned by VocBench, a 
state of the art editor for KOS enabling automatic alignment of 

There are many more speakers in the provisional programme at 
where you can also find details such as venue and registration fees. To 
make a booking you will need to go to 
https://www.conftool.net/iskouk2015/ and set up a user account. Priced 
at just 180 pounds for members and students, and 210 pounds for 
non-members, this two-day event offers exceptional value for money. 
Please don’t delay in booking your place!

On behalf of ISKO UK, I look forward to seeing you there,
Stella Dextre Clarke
Vice-Chair, ISKO UK

www.iskouk.org <http://www.iskouk.org>

More background*

ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with a 
mission to promote the theory and practice of organizing knowledge and 
information. The emphasis in our UK Chapter is on building bridges 
between the research and practitioner communities, for example at our 
regular and very popular afternoon meetings. You can see past and future 
events at Our Events <http://www.iskouk.org/events>, together with 
slides and sound recordings for most presentations. The proceedings 
(including slides, papers and audio) of our previous biennial 
conferences are available there too; see for example 

Stella Dextre Clarke
Vice-Chair, ISKO UK and Vice-President, ISKO
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298
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