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Knowledge Organization Systems: Managing Toward the Future
Hosted by
The National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD
Main Reading Room
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

CENDI and the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems Working Group
are joining together to hold a workshop on Knowledge Organization
Systems. It will be hosted by The National Agricultural Library,
Beltsville, MD on October 22, 2009. The workshop will focus on
approaches to the management of knowledge organization systems that will
support emerging and future requirements and use cases. It will cover
aspects such as metadata for terminology and terminology resources,
registries, standards, interoperability, collaborative workflows for
development and expert review, and management software. The use cases
will range from metadata input to search and decision support. The
Knowledge Organization Systems will cover a wide range from authority
files to formal ontologies. Speakers will represent government, academic
and commercial organizations from a variety of disciplines including
biomedicine, the environment, and earth science.

Registration is now open through October 16, 2009. The registration and
program are available from 

NKOS ( is a community of more than 100
practitioners from more than 10 countries who are interested in the use
of knowledge organization systems in networked environments. This is the
ninth workshop on KOS-related topics sponsored by NKOS in the U.S. since

CENDI (<>) is an interagency working
group of senior scientific and technical information managers from 13
U.S. federal agencies. CENDI’s mission is to help improve the
productivity of federal science- and technology-based programs through
effective scientific, technical, and related information-support


Program Committee Chair
Gail Hodge
Information International Associates, Inc.
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Program Committee Members
Denise Bedford, The World Bank
Marcia Lei Zeng, Kent State University
Marjie Hlava, Access Innovations, Inc.
Lori Finch (Local Arrangements Chair)