Reminder: "I think, therefore I classify" - ISKO UK seminar and workshop on 16 July
There is less than a month to go before our seminar on Classification and places are filling up fast, so don’t forget to register while there is still chance.
Classification is at the heart of ISKO's mission, and we have secured an array of first-class speakers. The aim is to help us individually and collectively review our approaches to the subject. After the main presentations (see the latest programme at http://www.iskouk.org/events/classification_july2012.htm ) there will be four breakout sessions, giving everyone the opportunity to participate in the evolution of ideas.
The topics for the breakout sessions will be finalised based on chosen preferences at the time of registration. If you have thoughts on this, please enter them into the comments box when you register.
The event is organized jointly between ISKO UK and the Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG) of the British Computer Society. In the breaks we hope to arrange demonstrations from vendors of software designed to handle classification automatically.
The event fee (which includes lunch and refreshments) is 25 pounds to ISKO and BCS members and to full-time students and just 60 pounds for non-members, payable in advance. To reserve a place and see more details, please go to http://www.iskouk.org/events/classification_july2012.htm . If you have booked already, don't forget the venue is the London office of the British Computer Society <http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf>, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA .
ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science and related disciplines. Our UK emphasis is to build bridges between the research and practitioner communities, with the UK Chapter attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meetings. You can see past and future events at <http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm>, most with MP3 recordings.
BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Among its many specialist groups is the Information Retrieval SG,whose aims include supporting communication between researchers and practitioners, promoting the use of information retrieval methods in industry and raising public awareness.
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