ISKOI: Ranganathan revisited: facets for the future: London: Nov 5

Aida Slavic aida at ACORWEB.NET
Mon Oct 1 09:37:35 CEST 2007

****Apologies for cross-posting***

We would like to invite you to the second in the series of the
KOnnecting KOmmunities events of the British Chapter of International
Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO UK) entitled

"Ranganathan revisited: facets for the future"
in London, 5th November 2007
(14:00 - 18:00)

S. R. Ranganathan was the Indian librarian and academic who, in the
1930s, developed the theory of faceted classification. Faceted
classification is an approach to presenting and organizing knowledge
based on the identification of fundamental subject categories ('facets')
that allows the combination of relevant values from one or more facets
to define a compound subject with great precision.

At ISKO UK's KOKO event on November 5, theory and practice will be
juxtaposed in a stimulating rapprochement long overdue. Speakers from
academia will ask whether faceted classification is not in fact, the
paradigm for effective retrieval and discovery of knowledge, and will
examine the relative merits of a number of different approaches.
Independent software developers, Jan Wyllie and Simon Eaton will talk
about and demonstrate faceted classification as an intelligence analysis
tool. Factiva, market leaders in business information provision, will
demonstrate how faceted classification combined with visualization and
user interaction lies behind their award-winning information services.
Netherlands-based company Aduna will present their open-source
facet-driven enterprise search solution AutoFocus, followed by an
opportunity for speakers and attendees to mingle in a networking session
supplemented by wine and nibbles provided courtesy of Factiva.

ISKO UK KOKO events are free for all to attend. For this event, we
extend our thanks to Factiva for their sponsorship, and to UCL's School
of Library, Archive and Information Studies, for providing the venue.

For full details on the venue, programme and to book your place visit

Bob Bater
ISKO UK Vice-chair

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