The 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics on Knowledge Organization

May 28-29, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Continuing Education Center
7th floor

The role of ethics in knowledge organization has moved from the background to the foreground. Objectivity and literary warrant alone have been shown to be insufficient for ethical knowledge organization. Ethical concerns have been demonstrated in the roles of exclusivity and point-of-view, the relationship between literary and cultural warrant, in the creation of knowledge organization systems that embrace socio-political symbolism, and in the evolution of standards and professional best practices for the implementation of knowledge organization. Following the success of conferences held in 2009 and 2012, the Knowle​dge Organization Research Group joins with the Center for Information Policy and Research of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to present the Third Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization. We welcome papers and posters on any aspect of ethics and knowledge organization including but not limited to: bibliographic standards, cataloging and indexing best-practices, classification, controlled vocabulary, technology, the professions, cultural, economic, political, corporate, international, multicultural and multilingual aspects of knowledge organization.

Conference Registration is done online.

Conference Accommodations:
The InterContinental Hotel
To book at the discounted hotel rate, please call (414)935-5943 and mention the Ethics of Knowledge Organization Conference, or use the link.

Keynote Speakers:

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian/Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

 Joe Tennis, Associate Professor, University of Washington, and President, International Society for Knowledge Organization