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NKOS Workshop at DC-2017: Call for Participation

The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017 in Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). Proposals are invited for Presentations and Demos.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, August 15, 2017


For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the NKOS Call for Participation at http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/nkosCall on the DC-2017 website.

Workshop Themes:

Research Data Management (RDM). NKOS welcomes presentations that focus on the knowledge organization issues related to controlled vocabularies, name authority, taxonomy, and other KOS to enable access to collections, e.g., in order to be able to replicate scientific results. What are the KOS requirements related to data storage and preservation; and communication, coordination and collaboration to support librarian and researcher needs?

Aggregation. The objective of linked open data is to provide distributed access to vocabularies and content that uses vocabularies. Actually using vocabularies to aggregate distributed content is a special case that reconstructs collections that are now dispersed. Examples include Renaissance artist sketchbooks, natural history collections from enlightenment humanists, etc.

Metadata Enrichment. This theme relates to reusing existing metadata sources and adding additional controlled vocabularies, name authority, taxonomy, and other KOS to create new resources. E.g., building a new data resource based on selecting content from the Code of Federal Regulations and enriching the collection by adding new vocabularies.

Authority Control. How does authority control work in a global linked data community? What agencies should and are willing to be responsible for the names of public agencies, companies, subsidiaries, brands and trademarks, and artists who constitute a national group based on birth place and/or area of activity.

Metrics and Quality. How are controlled vocabularies, name authority, taxonomy and other KOS quantified and qualified? What are the appropriate dimensions of use and validation. Does Google Analytics have a role? Are there other methods and practical applications?

Life Cycle Management. What is the common lifecycle of terms within controlled vocabularies, name authority, taxonomy and other KOS? What are the downstream impacts and best practices for handling of vocabulary changes?

NKOS Program Committee:

Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies
Jane Greenberg, Drexel University
Diane Hillman, Metadata Management Associates
Gail Hodge, Information International Associates
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
Jian Qin, Syracuse University
Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo
Joseph Tennis, University of Washington
Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC Research
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University