Workshop (Full Day)

NKOS Workshop

Title: NKOS Workshop
Day/Time: Saturday, 8:30-5:30
Venue: TBA

Abstract: The 11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop will include: (1) Presentations, typically 20 minutes plus discussion time on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below); and (2) Demonstration on work related to the themes of the workshop.

Announcement of the Presentations and Demonstrations will be made in mid-August.

Workshop Themes:

Research Data Management

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?


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?

Workdshop Program Committee:

  • Joseph Busch (Organizer), Taxonomy Strategies
  • Jane Greenberg, Drexel University
  • Diane Hillman, Metadata Management Associates
  • Gail Hodge (Organizer), 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

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