Blog for May 2019 – Information Literacy

Information Literacy Account by Conrad Taylor of a NetIKX meeting with Stéphane Goldstein and Geoff Walton of the CILIP Information Literacy Group — 30 May 2019. I must preface this account of the May 2019 NetIKX seminar with a confession: I really hate the term ‘information literacy’ and can hardly bear typing the phrase without […]

May 2019 Seminar: Information Literacy: Current Ideas and Developments plus NetIKX AGM

Summary This session provided an opportunity to discuss current ideas and developments relating to information literacy (IL). Last year, CILIP completely overhauled its definition of IL. Unlike the previous version, which was heavily focused on academic skills, the 2018 definition places IL firmly in a broad societal context that no longer resides just within higher […]

Blog for March 2019 Seminar: Open Data

The speaker at the NetIKX seminar in March 2019 was David Penfold, a veteran of the world of electronic publishing who also participates in ISO committees on standards for graphics technology.  He has been a lecturer at the University of the Arts London and currently teaches Information Management in a publishing context. David’s talk looked […]

March 2019 Seminar: Open Data

Summary At this meeting David Penfold gave an introduction to the applications and implications of Open Data and the related topic of Linked Data. As more and more data is generated daily, and even by the minute, how that data is used and what information can be obtained from it becomes more and more significant. […]

Blog for January 2019: Wikipedia & knowledge sharing

In January 2019, NetIKX held a seminar on the topic – Wikipedia and other knowledge-sharing experiences.  Andy Mabbett gave a talk about one of the largest global projects in knowledge gathering in the public sphere; Wikipedia and its sister projects.  Andy is an experienced editor of Wikipedia with more than a million edits to his […]

January 2019 Seminar: Making and sharing knowledge in communities: can wikis and related tools help?

Summary At this meeting Andy Mabbett, a hugely experienced Wikipedia editor, gave an introduction to the background of Wikipedia and discussed many of the issues that it raises. Accumulating, organising and sharing knowledge is never easy; this is the problem Knowledge Management sought to address. Today we hope networked electronic platforms can facilitate the process. […]

Blog for the November 2018 seminar: Networks

The rise of on-line social network platforms such as Facebook has made the general population more network-aware. Yet, at the same time, this obscures the many other ways in which network concepts and analysis can be of use. Network Science was billed as the topic for the November 2018 NetIKX seminar, and in hopes that […]

November 2018 Seminar: The Networkness of Networks

Summary At this meeting Yasmin Merali, Professor of Systems Thinking and Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull University Business School, and Drew Mackie gave an introduction to network science and demonstrated some practical applications. Speakers Yasmin Merali is Professor of Systems Thinking and Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull […]

Taxonomy Bootcamp

Taxonomy Bootcamp is happening again on the 16-17th October. As a partnership organisation, NetIKX is able to offer members a 25% discount, the code for which has been sent to all members. If you are a member and have not received this, please email info[at]netikx.org.uk.  Key features: Essential tips you can start applying right away to […]

Blog for the September 2018 Seminar: Ontology is cool!

Our first speaker, Helen Lippell, is a freelance taxonomist and is an organiser of the annual Taxonomy Boot Camp in London.  She also works with organisation on constructing thesauri, ontologies and link data repositories.   As far as she is concerned, the point of ontology construction is to model the world to help meet business objectives, […]