NKOS Special Issue of TEL

Volume 41 Issue 6 of The Electronic Library (TEL) has been published. Here is the table of contents of the Special Issue: Recent networked knowledge organization systems/services/structures (NKOS) research:

Julaine Clunis. “Enhancing health-care data integration via automated semantic mapping.” https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-06-2023-0142

NKOS 2023 Workshop

The 2023 NKOS Consolidated Workshop will be held as part of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications on November 9 from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM KST at the Kyungpook National University, in Daegu, South Korea. To enable wide global participation, the consolidated workshop will be scheduled as a series of 3-hour sections, each containing two 90-minute sessions to accommodate Asian, American, and European time zones. Participation in the in-person workshop will require registration included with the rest of the Dublin Core conference. (Those only participating in the in-person workshop will pay a small fee to cover lunch and refreshments). Participation in the virtual workshop will require pre-registration to get access to the online sessions but will be free. 

Automated Metadata Annotation Article

The data behind the whizzy new AI technology is no older than the World Wide Web—barely 25 years old. It’s important to acknowledge what type of data a pre-trained machine learning algorithm like ChatGPT has been trained on to understand its limitations and potential biases. For example, scholarly and historical content is often not available in consumable, homogenized, and interoperable formats at the large volume that is required for machine learning. Based on a panel I organized for the 2021 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, MIT Press just published this paper that presents the current state of automated metadata annotation in cultural heritage and research data: M. Wu, H. Brandhorst, M. Marinescu, J. Lopez, M. Hlava, and J. Busch. “Automated metadata annotation: What is and is not possible with machine learning.” 5:1 Data Intelligence (2023) 122–138. https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_a_00162.

Taxonomy and Sustainable Development in Africa

Taxonomy Strategies is providing Business Classification Scheme consultant services for the African Development Bank (AfDB), a multilateral development finance institution. Our focus is to help the Bank implement a document and records management solution. One of the critical bottlenecks in international development is the appraisal and approval of projects. This involves the formation of teams and documentation of project development activities such as alignment with the Paris Climate Accords, gender equality and other Sustainable Development Goals. In developing countries, the size of projects varies widely, but the project budget is often smaller than in developed countries while the needs are greater. This adds up to more projects with smaller budgets that need to be on-boarded and managed. This results in the major documentation and disclosure challenge. 

CFP for NKOS Special Issue of TEL

The call for participation (CFP) for the Recent NKOS Research Special Issue of TEL (The Electronic Library) has been posted at https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/calls-for-papers/recent-networked-knowledge-organization-systemsservicesstructures-nkos-research. The deadline is May 1, 2023, but submissions may be made from January-May at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tel. On the submission page, please select “Recent Knowledge Organization Systems/Services/Structures (NKOS) Research” as the issue you are submitting to.

NKOS 2022 Workshop Announcement

The 2022 NKOS Workshop will be held as part of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications on October 6-7 from 9-1 PDT at the University of Washington in Seattle. Participation can be in person or virtual. Registration will be free. The NKOS Workshop is seeking submissions for presentations and demonstrations related to Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) themes and topics listed in the Call for Participation (CFP). The submission deadline is Friday, June 17, 2022.

Knowledge Organization Special Issue: Best Papers from NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020

Joseph Busch is co-guest editor with Joseph Tennis of Special Issue of Knowledge Organization: Best Papers from NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2020 Part 1 48:3 Knowledge Organization (2021) and Part 2 48:4 Knowledge Organization (2021).