[Metadatalibrarians] NKOS Workshop at DC-2017: Call for Participation

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*NKOS Workshop at DC-2017: Call for Participation*

The 11th U.S. *Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop* will
take place on Saturday, October 28 as part of DC-2017
<http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2017/schedConf/> in
Crystal City, VA (Washington, D.C.). Proposals are invited for
*Presentations* and *Demos*.

*Important Dates:*

*Submission deadline:* Friday, June 30, 2017
*Notification of acceptance:* Tuesday, August 15, 2017


For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the NKOS Call
for Participation at
http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/pages/view/nkosCall on the
DC-2017 website.

*Workshop Themes:*

*Research Data Management (RDM).* NKOS welcomes presentations that focus on
the knowledge organization 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?

*Aggregation.* 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

*NKOS Program Committee:*

*Joseph Busch,* Taxonomy Strategies
*Jane Greenberg,* Drexel University
*Diane Hillman,* Metadata Management Associates
*Gail Hodge,* 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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