North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization

June 18-19, 2009

Syracuse, New York

Location

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Hinds Hall [see campus/area map]

Program

Thursday, June 18

9:00-10:45

Registration

10:45-11:00

Welcome

11:00-Noon

Paper Session 1

Classical pragmatism and its varieties: On a pluriform metatheoretical perspective for KO

Thomas M. Dousa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tensions between language and discourse in North American knowledge organization

D. Grant Campbell, University of Western Ontario

Noon-2:00

Lunch

2:00-3:00

Paper Session 2

North American facet heritage: Past lessons as pathways for contemporary exploration?

Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

User-Centered Paradigm to Cataloging Standards in Theory and Practice: Problems and Prospects

Gretchen L. Hoffman, Texas Womans University

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

ISKO-Canada/USA chapter meeting

4:30-5:30

Welcome Reception

Friday, June 19

9:30-10:30

Paper Session 3

Modulation and specialization in North American knowledge organization: Visualizing pioneers

Richard P. Smiraglia, Long Island University

Treatment of georeferencing in knowledge organization systems

Olha Buchel & Linda L. Hill, The University of Western Ontario

10:30-12:30

Workshop

State of North American KO research

12:30-2:00

Lunch

2:00-3:00

Paper session 4

The KO roots of Taylor's value-added model

David M. Pimentel, Syracuse University

The data-information-knowledge-wisdom hierarchy and its antithesis

Jay H. Bernstein, Kingsborough Community College

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

Paper session 5

Evolutionary order in the classification theories of C. A. Cutter & E. C. Richardson: Its nature and limits

Thomas M. Dousa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Melvil Dewey's ingenious notational system

Rebecca Green, Dewey Decimal Classification, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

4:30-5:00

Closing remarks

Registration

Fee: $70 US ($30 US for students) to be paid on-site; checks should be drawn from a US bank.

To pre-register, please send a message to nasko2009@gmail.com with your name, title and professional affiliation.

Conference Accommodations

[see campus/area map]

Questions

All questions regarding the Symposium can be directed to nasko2009@gmail.com.

Sponsors

ISKO-Canada/United States chapter

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Program Committee