Time is almost running out to register for the 2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization. If you are interested in “a different view on taxonomies,” this might be the educational event you should attend.

Information organization literature raises ethical issues concerning the role of national and international information organization standards. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and its Information Organization Research Group and Center for Information Policy Research are joined by Milwaukee Public Library, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, and UWM Libraries in presenting this conference.

Presentations will address the ethical challenges of a wide range of topics, including classification theory, indigenous knowledge organization, metadata standards and practices, archival representation, and catalogers’ objectives and responsibilities.

The event is being held June 15 – 16, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can save $30 by registering online by June 7th.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.