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Using computational ethnography to track information use in knowledge organisations
By Martin White
Ethnographic research has traditionally focused on organisational cultures and communications. A benchmark study of information cultures carried out in 1998 in the International Monetary Fund by Richard Harper in the IMF was based on ethnographic methodologies but since that time very little attention has been paid to information flows in organisations. One outcome of this lack of research is the myth that employees spend two hours a day looking for information. Over the last five years computational ethnography (primarily through using data logging software) has started to be used to explore these information flows. This presentation will start with a discussion of Wilson's behaviour/seeking/searching model, consider why it is important to understand information flows, outline the development of computational ethnography and present some of the ethical issues the technique raises. Summaries of some recent research projects will be given, with a particular focus on the way in which computational ethnography reveals the existence and impact of 'information workarounds', especially in the clinical sector.
Link to Zoom will be emailed to registrants two days prior the event.
VocBench Workshops: Part 2: VocBench Data Import with Sheet2RDF
VocBench is a free and open-source web application to build ontologies, knowledge organization systems and lexicons using web standards such as OWL, SKOS/SKOS-XL and Onto-Lex. The three-part workshop series on VocBench is organized by ISKO UK Meetup team members in collaboration with Dr. Armando Stellato. The workshops are intended for those considering to use or who have just started using VocBench. We hope to build a community of VocBench users within the ISKO.
Armando Stellato is Assistant Professor at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, where he carries on research and teaching in the fields of Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Based Systems. Armando has also been consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as Semantic Architect, working on all aspects related to maintenance and publication of FAO RDF vocabularies and on the development of VocBench: an Application for Collaborative Management of RDF Vocabularies. Currently he is leading the VocBench3 project, funded by the ISA2 programme of the EU.
Phil Stacey works for Barratt Homes implementing document management and fire safety in the southern counties division. Phil has over 25 years experience in the construction industry working in design and information management. He is passionate about realising the business benefit structured data and the benefits BIM (Building Information Modeling) software can deliver through its implementation at scale, across the housing sector.
Eugene Morozov is a technology consultant working with financial services firms on data governance and data management projects. Interested in the use of linked data to improve reference data management, architecture modelling and regulatory compliance, he used SKOS and VocBench to develop enterprise architecture vocabulary in his last assignment. He also runs the Semantic Web London meetup.
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Knowledge Organization Systems in the spotlight: collecting and observing KO
This event is organized in collaboration with the ISKO Low Countries chapter.
Observing trajectories in Science: Building the DANS KOS Observatory by Uma Balakrishnan & Jakob Voss
The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants two days prior the event.
MS Teams – the case for Information Architecture and Governance
MS Teams is becoming ubiquitous in our organisations. It undisputedly offers a whole range of productivity tools for our colleagues including an easy entry point and focus for projects and topics, transparent conversations for all members of the team, keeping related conversations and documents together, along with providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, calling, and apps in one place with fairly simple administration.
On the other hand, if ungoverned and unmanaged, MS Teams can exacerbate the growth of information silos, impeding effective information discovery, and hindering effective information and records management governance and oversight.
This presentation seeks to address the issues and challenges organisations and information managers are facing with the introduction of MS teams, providing practical advice on how to address them, focusing on the developing a robust information architecture and governance .
INTRODUCTION TO METATAXIS
Metataxis is a consultancy specialising in information management and information architecture services, with extensive Office 365 and SharePoint experience, having worked on over 50 SharePoint projects over the last 18 years. We believe that an information architecture which supports user requirements and behaviours, and which is appropriate for the specific content, is the key to any successful information-based project. We also strongly believe that an information governance framework defining the information and data management principles is necessary to underpin the efficient and effective management of an organisation’s information and data, to support its core functions and activities, and to demonstrate compliance with its legal and regulatory obligations.
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VocBench Workshops: Part 3: VocBench Vocabulary Versioning and Data Catalogue
OBSERVING KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION TRAJECTORIES IN HEALTHCARE
Home care nursing information behavior: expansion of a knowledge base in a time of pandemic
By Richard P. Smiraglia, Edmund Pajarillo, Elizabeth Milonas & Sergey Zherebchevsky
Making healthcare data FAIR data: the ontologies-data models-instances conundrum
By Ronald Cornet