North American Pioneers in Knowledge Organization Symposium

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Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to help us celebrate the inaugural symposium of the newly formed Canada/US Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization, which will be held at the i-School in Hinds Hall, on the Syracuse University campus, on June 18 and 19, 2009. The theme of the symposium is “North American Pioneers in Knowledge Organization,” and you can learn more about the program at We invite you to participate in two ways:

  1. All our Central NY students, faculty and colleagues are invited to a welcoming wine and cheese reception on Thursday, June 18, from 4:30-5:30.  The chapter business meeting immediately precedes this reception at 3:30, so if you’re interested in learning more about ISKO or our chapter, you are welcome to attend the meeting as well. If you plan to attend the reception, please reply to David Pimentel so we can plan for food and drinks.
  2. But, you may wish to attend the full symposium on June 18 and 19 and it’s not too late to sign up — interesting papers and a workshop to discuss the research agenda in knowledge organization. Join the founding members of our new chapter and participate in the future of KO research here in North America. In that case, please consult the following link to pre-register and get more information about the program. No advance payment is necessary but $70 ($30 for students) will be collected at the door for the full symposium (includes lunches).

We hope to see many of you there, either at the reception or at the symposium.

With best regards on behalf of the Planning Committee,

Barbara H. Kwasnik
Professor, School of Information Studies
Syracuse University

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