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Taxonomy Boot Camp (London, 17-18 Oct 2017).

Online registration now open for Taxonomy  Boot Camp London

Olympia , London, 17 – 18 October 2017

Whatever your level of taxonomy expertise – from newbie to seasoned professional – Taxonomy Boot Camp will help you to energise your data, content and information processes, enabling you to embed taxonomies across your websites, content management systems, enterprise search, apps and more.

Learn about:

  • Invaluable advice from expert practitioners
  • Case studies from sectors including government, publishing and science
  • In-depth presentations to deepen your practice
  • Resources to help you progress your career
  • Inspiring speakers from different countries
  • A chance to network with peers in a lively, friendly atmosphere

Speakers from: BBC ● Cisco ● Dept for Education ● Elsevier ● Government Digital Service ● Hackney Borough Council ● ICAEW ● LSE ● Pearson ● Thomson Reuters ● UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ● World Bank Group, and more …

Read the full programme here, and register online to take advantage of a range of generous attendance discounts, including 40% off multi-delegate registrations.

ISKO-UK Conference on Knowledge Organisation (London, 11-12 Sept 2017)

“Knowledge Organisation: what’s the story?” 

Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies – current state and direction of travel.

Conference programme here.

‘One of the highlights of the conference will be the second day’s “False Narratives” session, aiming to develop a KO response to post-truth phenomena such as Fake news, Alternative facts, Social media echo chambers and other worrying developments. Not everyone is worried, though. According to some analyses, fake news may not have had  much impact on events such as the 2016 US presidential election. Should we worry more about the home-grown bias  of personalized feeds from our web browsers?

Enlightenment on the technical issues, and energy to pursue solutions, will come from our first two speakers in this special session on 12 September:

  • a research project led by the innovative Dave Clarke explores ways of combating the post-truth phenomena, in consultation with leading information professionals;
  • just 3 months after the snap election, Nick Poole  reports on CILIP’s “Facts Matter” campaign and where we go from here.’

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