ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

Net Gain via Knowledge Organization:  Classification and Productivity

Jane Greenbergi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gail Hodge, Information International Associates
Rick Szostak, University of Alberta
Timur Han Uckun, University of North Carolina

Tuesday, 3:30pm


Although the benefits of knowledge organization (KO) systems have been documented by many over the years, the investment in KO still varies widely among and within industry, research and educational communities. Data specific to KO investment and its impacts is limited, perhaps contributing to the under-appreciation of the societal benefits of improving KO systems.

This panel will focus on KO investment and impacts, bringing together experts and researchers who are either on the front lines addressing KO in operational systems or researching aspects of KO development and investment. Topics include taxonomies and constant state of change; impacts of risk and KO; the notion of KO capital; and classification and productivity.