Thursday, 28 January 2010

Professor Brian Vickery 1918 - 2009

We are very sorry to announce the death of Professor Brian Vickery on October 17th 2009, shortly after his 91st birthday.

Brian was an enormously influential figure in the field of classification and information retrieval, a powerful force in the development of faceted classification and retrieval theory, and a prolific writer and researcher throughout his life. A founder member of the Classification Research Group, he served as a practising librarian, research director at Aslib, and Director of the School of Library and Archive Studies at UCL (1973 - 1983).

He was made an honorary member of ISKO UK in 2008 to acknowledge his tremendous contribution to our field. ISKO UK members will feel privileged to have heard the masterly address he gave at the June 2008 meeting. A fuller appreciation will appear at the ISKO UK website shortly.

Friday, 8 January 2010

New issue Knowledge Organization journal - 36, no 4 (2009)

Knowledge Organization, vol. 36, no. 4 (2009) has been mailed to subscribers; electronic copy is available at Ergon's ISKO-members' page.

  • International Society for Knowledge Organization. 12th General Assembly 2010. Agenda
  • Joseph Tennis. Three Creative Tensions in Document Interpretation Theory Set as Evidence of the Need for a Descriptive Informatics
  • Elaine Ménard. Image Retrieval: A Comparative Study on the Influence of Indexing Vocabularies
  • Charles van den Heuvel. Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web in Research from a Historical Perspective: The Designs of Paul Otlet (1868-1944) for Telecommunication and Machine Readable Documentation to Organize Research and Society
  • Yang Xu and Alain Bernard. Knowledge Organization Through Statistical Computation: A New Approach
  • Patrick Keilty. Tabulating Queer: Space, Perversion, and Belonging
  • Jay H. Bernstein. Nonknowledge: The Bibliographical Organization of Ignorance, Stupidity, Error, and Unreason: Part Two
  • Claudio Gnoli. 4th ISKO Italy Meeting: Report
  • Claudio Gnoli. IFLA Classification and Indexing Satellite Pre-Conference: Report
  • Richard Smiraglia. ISKO-Canada/United States Holds Second Symposium