Wednesday, 23 February 2011

UKeiG seeks the 2011 nominations for the prestigious UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award.

The UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award is given in recognition of an outstanding practical innovation or achievement in the field of information retrieval. This could take the form of an application or service, or an overall appreciation of past achievements from which significant advances have emanated. The Award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world. The deadline for nominations is Friday 26th August 2011.

Nominations should be for achievement that meets one or more of the following criteria:

· a major and/or sustained contribution to the theoretical or experimental understanding of the information retrieval process;

· development of, or significant improvement in, mechanisms, a product or service for the retrieval of information, either generally or in a specialised field;

· development of, or significant improvement in, easy access to an information service;

· a sustained contribution over a period of years to the field of information retrieval; for example, by running an information service or by contributing at national or international level to organisations active in the field.

Key characteristics that the judges will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and practicality.

Full details for nominations can be found at

Nominations for the 2011 Award are now invited.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

ISKO UK Meeting - Public Access to Information, London 14th April 2011

We are pleased to invite you to the next ISKO UK open meeting to be held on 14th April 2011 entitled Public Access to Information? Challenges for information gatekeepers.

This ISKO UK event is organized in cooperation with Taxonomies in the Public Sector and UCL Department for Information Studies.

Speakers are Christopher Graham (UK Information Commissioner), Carol Tullo (The National Archives), Charles Oppenheim and Paul Davidson (Public Sector Information Domain Team)

To read more about the event to book your place go to the event website.

The event will take place at University College London.