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  • 13 Feb 2019 7:23 PM | Sylvie Davies (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the ISKO UK 2019 Conference: The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge Organization.

    The sixth biennial conference will be held at City, University of London on 15th and 16th July 2019. The conference offers a good balance between theory and practice with leading practitioners and academics from around the world.

    This year, ISKO is introducing a case study café as well as formal presentations, posters and industry representatives. Join us to debate the balance between AI and human intervention in knowledge organization.

    Visit www.iskouk2019.org for more information.


  • 24 Jan 2019 5:58 PM | Sylvie Davies (Administrator)

    ISKO UK’s successful series of evening meetups will continue this year with a series of six meetups in the first half of the year.  The first meetup of 2019 was a workshop on ontology development led by David Haynes of City, University of London.  Further ISKO UK Meetups will be announced shortly.

  • 24 Jan 2019 5:55 PM | Sylvie Davies (Administrator)

    Following the ISKO UK AGM on Friday, 5th April 2019 there will be a half-day afternoon meeting on ‘Metadata, Taxonomies and Retrieval’. Put the date in your diary. More details to follow.

  • 24 Jan 2019 5:47 PM | Sylvie Davies (Administrator)

    Prof. Neil Maiden from Cass Business School will be giving a keynote talk at the start of the second day of the ISKO UK 2019 conference on 16th July 2019.

    Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity at the Cass Business School of City, University of London, and Director of its Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice. He has an extensive research background in computer science and software engineering. He now draws on this background to research and develop new forms of digital support for everyday creativity in work not normally framed as creative. He is co-founder of and teaches on the interdisciplinary Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City, University of London, as well as on the MBA programme at the Cass Business School. His details are available here 


  • 8 Sep 2018 8:26 PM | Sylvie Davies (Administrator)

    A sparkling rejuvenation of ISKO is well under way, thanks to the action-packed General Assembly during ISKO's Biennial Conference in Porto this July. Newly elected Executive Board members are:

    • President: Rick Szostak
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Athena Salaba
    • Vice-Presidents: Amos David and Andreas Ledl

    David Haynes, Marcia Zeng and Renato Souza remain on the Board for another two years, while Jiri Pika and Matthew Kelly were elected as auditors.

    Significantly for the Society as a whole, two key resolutions were approved:

    In the course of 2019 the Executive Board should register ISKO as a not-for-profit corporation under the CNCA (Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act), with administrative seat in Toronto, Canada.

    After taking into account points discussed and agreed during the 2018 General Assembly, the Board should file By-Laws broadly consistent with the draft presented at this assembly.

    The full text of the new By-laws (and other constitutional documents) can be accessed by ISKO members via the Membership Management System . The CNCA is a modern statute that will allow ISKO to retain all its valued traditions while operating more efficiently and effectively than before. By moving our headquarters from Frankfurt to Toronto, we'll make it easier for Board Directors to do their job, whether or not they speak German. And as a non-profit company in Canada, we will escape liability for corporation tax.

    The above resolutions represent the culmination of the Governance Review that was started in 2014 and led by Stella Dextre Clarke. In recognition of her hard work, the Assembly unanimously voted to award Stella honorary membership of the Society.

    The constitutional changes now under way will take effect only after our next General Assembly, to be held in 2020 at the time of our next Biennial Conference. The University of Aalborg in Denmark, represented by ISKO-UK member Marianne Lykke, has generously offered to host the 2020 conference, and already we can begin to plan some celebrations there!



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