ISKOI: The ethics of information organization: Milwaukee: May 22-23

Hur-Li Lee hurli at
Thu Nov 6 08:06:03 CET 2008

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The Ethics of Information Organization ­ Conference Announcement and 
Call for Papers
May 22-23, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Information organization (IO), like other major functions of the 
information profession, faces many ethical challenges. In the IO 
literature, ethical concerns have been raised with regard to, for 
example, the role of national and international IO standards, 
providing subject access to information, deprofessionalization and 
outsourcing of IO, education of IO professionals, and the effects of 
globalization. These issues, and others like them, have serious 
implications for quality and equity in information access. The Center 
for Information Policy Research and the Information Organization 
Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee join in 
presenting this conference to address the ethics of information organization.

The themes of the conference may include, but are not limited to, 
ethical aspects of and approaches to:

     * The role of standards in IO
     * Subject access to information
     * Description and Metadata
     * Folksonomies and social tagging as IO
     * Day-to-day practice in IO
     * Professionalism and IO
     * Education for IO
     * Culture and IO
     * Economic, social and political factors in IO
     * International, multicultural and multilingual aspects of IO

The keynote speakers will be:
Clare Beghtol
     Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Jose' Augusto Chaves Guimaraes
     Professor, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Janet Swan Hill
     Professor, Associate Director for Technical Services, University 
of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, USA

We invite interested participants to submit proposals for papers to 
include: name(s) of presenter(s), title(s), affiliation(s), contact 
information and abstracts of 300-500 words. Presentations will be 30 
minutes. Time will be set aside for questions as well as broader 
discussion. All abstracts will be published on the Web site of the 
UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research. Full papers will 
be further reviewed and selected for publication in a special issue 
of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly.

Abstracts due: January 1, 2009
Notification of acceptance by: February 1, 2009
Full papers due: April 3, 2009

Submit proposals electronically to: Hur-Li Lee, Chair of the Program 
Committee (hurli at

The Program Committee:
Grant Campbell
     Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Allyson Carlyle
     Associate Professor, University of Washington
Clara M. Chu
     Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Edwin Michael Cortez
     Professor/Director, University of Tennessee
Birger Hjorland
     Professor, The Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark
Hur-Li Lee, Chair
     Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Steven J. Miller
     Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hope A. Olson
     Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sandra Roe
     Editor, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
     Bibliographic Services Librarian, Milner Library, Illinois State 
Richard P. Smiraglia
     Professor, Long Island University
Michael Zimmer
     Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Center for Information Policy Research, UW-Milwaukee
Information Organization Research Group at UW-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
Milwaukee Public Libraries

Hur-Li Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Voice: (414) 229-6838
Email: hurli at

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