Monday, 11 July 2011

Review of Conference - Facets of Knowledge Organization

The second biennial ISKO UK Conference now has a full review on its own blog page.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Facets of Knowledge Organization - ISKO UK Conference 2011

The second biennial conference, in honour of the life and achievements of Brian C. Vickery, was a great success. Opening with an insightful address by Stephen Robertson, from Microsoft Research, on On Retrieval System Theory, the conference attracted a wide range of speakers, poster presenters, and attendees.

Highlights included the keynote addresses by Professor Amanda Spink, Liz Orna, and Patrick Lambe. Professor Spink called for further study of human behaviour and psychology to help people develop and enhance their information skills in the digital age. Liz Orna emphasized the importance of visualizations and graphics for communication. Patrick Lambe described the importance of knowledge organization in science and called for information professionals to look to the big picture to find ways of being useful and innovative, not just professionally but for society as a whole.