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About IEKO


This is an online, open access encyclopedia of knowledge organization hosted by ISKO and produced by ISKO Scientific Advisory Council. It will contain entries about concepts, disciplines, organizations, systems, standards, and theories etc. including important domain specific systems.

The encyclopedia is peer reviewed, all articles are signed by author(s), dated and versioned (new versions may be distinguished as, for example, Version 1.1 for minor changes of version 1 and Version 2 for major changes). We try to get articles by the best experts in the subject of each article and to maintain a high scholarly standard.

The order in which the articles are published represents the availability and deadlines of authors rather than a priority of what is most important. The plan is that the encyclopedia shall span the field of Knowledge Organization from classical concepts and systems to up-to-date advanced technologies, concepts and issues. For entries listed in dark grey in the systematic index, authors have been assigned. Anybody is encouraged to submit proposals for entries or updated versions of existing entries to scient@isko.org. Please conform to the guidelines for contributors. The policy for selecting authors is primarily based on research profiles: to try to get the most qualified authors for each article (i.e. authors that have previously published on the subject).

Some thoughts on IEKO development are recorded in the editors blog.

Web versions of articles are edited manually in HTML using NoteTab, privileging accessibility and sound structure over graphics. This approach is inspired to the web editor by previous experience with the collaborative website of the Italian national library association, especially Eugenio Gatto's methodological teachings (Gatto 2005; Gnoli 2002; 2005). The first accepted version of each article is also published in print in a section of Knowledge Organization: Reviews of concepts in knowledge organization, in the first available issue. A version is also archived in WebCite for purposes of longterm preservation.

The structure of this project is inspired by previous informal resources by prof. Hjørland such as the Lifeboat for knowledge organization, the Epistemological lifeboat and Core concepts in library and information science.

The Encyclopedia is introduced by Stella Dextre Clarke, 2017, “Babel, babble and info-speak: could an encyclopedia help?”, Catalogue and index 188: 59-60 and in Italian by CG, “Un'enciclopedia da scrivere”, Bibelot 24, no. 2: 18-20; CG offered a demonstration (audio recording available) of it at ISKO UK Conference 2017 in London; CG and BH presented it at International ISKO Conference in Porto on 11 July 2018.

 


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