I S K O
International Society for Knowledge Organization
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Founded in 1989, ISKO is the leading international society for organization of knowledge. ISKO has a broad and interdisciplinary scope. ISKO's mission is to advance conceptual work in knowledge organization in all kinds of forms, and for all kinds of purposes, such as databases, libraries, dictionaries and the Internet.
As an interdisciplinary society, ISKO brings together professionals from many different fields. ISKO counts about 600 members all over the world, from fields such as information science, philosophy, linguistics, computer science, as well as special domains such as medical informatics.
In order to achieve its mission and goals, ISKO works to
Among ISKO's most important activities are
Institutions with an interest in knowledge organization may at any time submit a proposal for hosting a future conference to the ISKO Executive Board. Proposals should take into account ISKO's Guidelines, which provide some background on the requirements, and may be submitted to the Board by email.
ISKO is organized in an Executive Board with 7 members, and a Scientific Advisory Council currently with 22 members. Membership meetings are arranged every two years. ISKO has a number of national or regional chapters.
The ISKO Charter and Preamble (1989) is available (PDF).
ISKO cooperates with international and national organizations such as UNESCO, the European Commission, and ISO (the International Organization for Standardization). In addition, links are established to
ISKO offers both individual and institutional memberships; please see the Join ISKO page for information on how to join.
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