November 2020

Boot Camp's webinar - taxonomy reading list
Many of you joined us in October for Boot Camp's first-ever virtual session, a lively and energetic discussion on the future for our roles as taxonomists and information specialists. Our panellists got together after the webinar and came up with the following list of articles, resources, and further reading designed to support you in your work:

Articles
Racial bias in AI algorithms:www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-regulator-probes-unitedhealth-algorithm-for-racial-bias-11572087601 

2005 article by Maewyn Cumming (then of the Cabinet Office’s e-Government Unit) - 'Tomatoes are not the only fruit' - introduction to the basic concepts of taxonomies, thesauri etc: nanopdf.com/download/tomatoes-are-not-the-only-fruit_pdf  

Dave Snowden on Cynefin and ontologies and trying to impose order on random systems: www.cognitive-edge.com/the-ontology-word/ 

Resources
Don't forget Boot Camp's sister events on 16-19 November! www.kmworld.com/Conference/2020 

Podcast of BBC Word of Mouth show on how the NHS chooses language on its website and in letters:www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dpkc 

Archive of ISKO UK events, including links to slides:
www.iskouk.org/events

The ANSI/NISO standard for controlled vocabularies:
www.niso.org/publications/ansiniso-z3919-2005-r2010 

Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation website has links to best practices, maturity models and more:
www.ekgf.org/

Books
Book written by the brilliant Caroline Criado-Perez on the gaps in data and design that impact the lives of women:
www.amazon.com/Invisible-Women-Exposing-World-Designed/dp/1784706280 

Ali Shiri’s book Powering Search is used in Canada as a textbook for thesaurus and taxonomy construction courses:

books.infotoday.com/asist/Powering-Search.shtml

Caitlin O'Connor and James Owen Weatherall “The Misinformation Age, How false beliefs spread”:
yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300234015/misinformation-age

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October 2020
An important announcement from London’s Taxonomy Boot Camp

The pace of the continuing global health crisis makes it difficult for us to determine how many of our international delegates and speakers will be able to travel to London and get together face-to-face.

For this reason, we are delighted to announced that London's Taxonomy Boot Camp will be a virtual conference, taking place online on 2 & 3 March 2021 (workshops 1 March), making it possible for you to join us from wherever you are in the world.

Our virtual conference programme will be announced in November 2020, built from the interesting stories submitted by so many of you during 2020. Reserve your personal copy of the programme here.