North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization

June 18-19, 2015

Los Angeles, California


Royce Hall, Room 314, University of California, Los Angeles


Thursday, June 18
8:30-11:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Doctoral Symposium NOTE: This session is open only to invited participants.

Moderator: Lynne Howarth (University of Toronto)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break & poster session
11:00-12:30 Paper session 1 Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory
Joseph Tennis (University of Washington)

Ontologies in the Time of Linked Data
Hilary Thorsen (Stanford University) and M. Cristina Pattuelli (Pratt Institute)

Conflicts between Authenticity and User Retrieval in Classification Work
Julia Bullard (University of Texas at Austin)
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Paper session II Indigenous Peoples in the U.S., Sovereign Nations, and the DDC
Rebecca Green (OCLC)

Encoding Multilingual Knowledge Systems in the Digital Age: The Getty Vocabularies
Melissa Gill and Murtha Baca (Getty Research Institute)

Affect, Document Assessment, Bridging and Bonding
Gregory Leazer (UCLA) and Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto)
3:30-4:00 Coffee break & Poster session
4:00-5:30 Paper session III Organization of Author/ Creator Sets
Gregory Leazer (UCLA)

Classifying Authorial Perspective
Rick Szostak (University of Alberta)

Basic-level Concepts and the Assessment of Subject Relevance: Are They Really Relevant?
Lala Hajibayova (Kent State University)
5:30-7:00 ISKO C-US Business Meeting
Friday, June 19
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:30 Paper session IV Lubetzsky and the Mann Citation Recipients of UCLA
Gregory Leazer and Jonathan Furner (UCLA)

Categories in Charles A. Cutter's Systems of Subject Cataloging and Bibliographical Classification
Thomas Dousa (University of Chicago)

'As Foolproof as the Telephone': Automation and Gendered Labor
Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break & Poster session
11:00-12:30 Paper session V Voices in Medicine: Rethinking Medical Records as Surrogates for Patient Empowerment
Lynne Howarth (University of Toronto) and Hope Olson (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee)

Epistemic Contrast in Medical and Legal Gender Classifications and their Influences on the Dewey Decimal Classification
Melodie Fox (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee)

Developing a Taxonomy of Semantic Relations in the Oil Spill Domain of Knowledge Discovery
Yejun Wu (Louisiana State University)
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Paper session VI Concept Term Repurposing: Framing Shifts in Domains and Terminology
Laura Ridenour (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee)

Producing Navigable Knowledge Organization with Knowledge Interaction
Richard P. Smiraglia and Jihee Beak (University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee)
3:30-4:00 Coffee break & Poster session
4:00 Excursion to Getty Center Meet in Royce Hall, Room 314