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)
    Facet, Discipline and Citation indexing (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 2
    French ISKO Conference. 12
    WLIC. 2019. Subject Analysis and Access Section
    DDI XKOS released for public use
    Mapping taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies
    IFLA Metadata Newsletter. 5. 1
    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)
    Sense-making: organizzare il mare dell'informazione e creare valore con le persone

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

 2019-10-15/16    London Taxonomy Boot Camp London. 2019
 2019-10-17/18    Vilnius International Conference on Terminology. 3
 2019-10-22    Espoo Building the data landscape of the future: fair semantics and fair repositories
 2019-10-24/25    Vienna Planned languages and language planning
 2019-10-26/30    Auckland International Semantic Web Conference. 18
 2019-10-28/29    Canberra Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. 15
 2019-10-28/31    Rome Metadata and semantics research. 13
 2019-11-04/05    Washington Taxonomy Boot Camp. 2019
 2019-11-04/07    Salvador ER: International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 38
 2019-11-07/08    Montpellier YRS Praxiling. 2019: Representations and knowledge transfer in the light of digital innovation
 2019-11-14/16    Coimbatore Transforming academic libraries: vision 2030
 2019-11-21/23    Tunis   Maghreb ISKO Symposium. 8: Digital sciences: impacts and challenges on KO
 2019-11-25    Hamburg Automated subject indexing with Annif
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 11
 2019-11-29    Dublin TOTh Workshop. 2019: Term formation
 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
 2020-03-19/22    Boston AAS. 2020. Panel: Collecting and organizing knowledge in China: past and present
 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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