ISKO logo This is the official website for ISKO – the premier international scholarly society devoted to the theory and practice of knowledge organization, bringing together professionals from different disciplines such as information science, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science, as well as special domains such as health informatics. ISKO's world-wide reach is supported through its regional Chapters.

ISKO hosts an international conference in even-numbered years. It last met in Porto, Portugal in July of 2018 and will meet again in July 2020 in Aalborg, Denmark. Proceedings of international conferences are listed here. In odd-numbered years most of ISKO's regional chapters host conferences; many of these are multilingual.

ISKO publishes the journal Knowledge Organization eight times a year. ISKO also is publishing an online encyclopedia of knowledge organization. We provide a database of KO literature and link to a repository of KO documents, to BARTOC KO registry and to other organizations of interest to KO scholars.

Recently published       (older)

    Knowledge organization. 46. Issue 6 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    Mathematics in classification systems and S. R. Ranganathan (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 2
    DCMI NKOS Workshop
    French ISKO Conference. 12
    Integrative Levels Classification as SKOS
    Organizing ideas: a podcast about how libraries and archives are never neutral (Twitter)
    Research and applications of KOSs at National Science Library, China [video]
    Taxa hold little information about organisms: some inferential problems in biological systematics (HPLS)
    A sustainable and OA KO model to preserve cultural heritage and language diversity (Information)
    Measuring the value of professional indexing (IR)
    Minding the gap: investigating the alignment of [KO] research and practice (IR)
    Users's guide to Sears List of Subject Headings, 2nd ed.

Coming KO events       (ISKO onlyby country2019 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07)

 2019-11-14/16    Coimbatore Transforming academic libraries: vision 2030
 2019-11-25    Hamburg Automated subject indexing with Annif
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 11
 2019-11-28    London The history and future of art classification
 2019-11-29    Dublin TOTh Workshop. 2019: Term formation
 2019-12-02/04    Yaoundé Conference de recherche en informatique. 2019
 2019-12-12/14    Rourkela International Conference on Next Generation Libraries. 2019
 2019-12-12/15    Kolkata Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation. 11
 2020-01-05/08    Daejeon International Conference on Multimedia Modeling. 26
 2020-01-20/21    Berlin Qurator: Conference on Digital Curation Technologies. 2020
 2020-02-03/04    Los Angeles International Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums Summit. 5
 2020-02-06/08    Tunis   Organization of knowledge and advanced technologies
 2020-03-19/22    Boston AAS. 2020. Panel: Collecting and organizing knowledge in China: past and present
 2020-07-05/11    Bertinoro International Semantic Web Conference. 2020
 2020-07-06/09    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-15/21    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2020-09-19/25    Genève CIDOC Conference. 2020
 2020-09-28/10-02    Pretoria Information Behaviour Conference
 2021-00-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2021-07-00    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5
 2021-08-19/26    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-08-13/19    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88
 2023-00-00    Lyon   French ISKO Conference. 14


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