Joseph Busch gave a very well received talk on 20 January to ISKO Singapore (and satellite audiences in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong on his involvement in building the NASA taxonomy. View the materials from the event here.
Maish Nichani has written a series of nine very accessible and pragmatic articles on how to go about understanding and designing the search experience. Start with this one: 'What is Search Experience?' and follow the links from there.
Here's an article outlining the elements of the search and discovery technology stack: enterprise search, taxonomy management, and text analytics. Let me thank my IKO colleagues, Dave Clarke, Ahren Lehnert, Agnes Molnar, Maish Nichani, and Tom Reamy for the generous sharing that has helped my understanding of this domain - although any mistakes or mis-statements are mine!
By Patrick Lambe
Here's a list of upcoming knowledge organisation events January through April 2017, organised by ISKO Singapore.
Jan 20th Joseph Busch of Taxonomy Strategies will be in Singapore, to share how he helped to build the NASA faceted taxonomy - a classic example of how to build a taxonomy for a complex organisation with multiple audiences. Spaces are filling up, so do register soon if you want a place. http://www.iskosg.org/NASA_Taxonomy.html
February 24th Patrick Lambe and Maish Nichani will present a talk on "Behind the Black Box of Search: Risk Findability and Discovery" - this is a talk originally developed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, and it shows how taxonomy and knowledge organisation strategies can help to mitigate organisational (and social) risks. http://www.iskosg.org/behind_black_box_search.html
March 24th we will hold a half day workshop with an expert panel on "Governance for Knowledge Organisation" - more details to follow later in January.
April 21st Marianne Winslett of the University of Illinois and Zhenjie Zhang of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center will present a case study on using data analytics to build an app for passengers on "Predicting crowds in the Shanghai metro" - we will follow this with a discussion on the applicability of this approach to other domains. http://www.iskosg.org/predicting_crowds.html
For a full calendar of events in KM and KO, visit our home page at http://www.iskosg.org.
We are using this blog to keep you updated on conference planning and organisation, and to link you to informative discussion materials.