Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) is holding their 2020 Workshop as a virtual meeting over September 9-10, 2020. It will focus on health and medical as well as overall knowledge organization systems.

As part of the workshop, one session titled, “Facing the World Wide Health Crisis with Vocabulary Control and Standards” will feature a panel of the following speakers: Travis Hicks,¬†American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA; Christina Rudyj, Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD; Jabin White, Ithaka JSTOR, Princeton, NJ and Marjorie Hlava, Access Innovations, Albuquerque, NM.

The amount of information as well as abundant misinformation available through the web has created incredible confusion among consumers and researchers alike. The need for easily accessible, reliably vetted (often peer-reviewed) information has never been more imperative. 

This session will outline role the traditional and nontraditional standards play in the health care industry today ranging from the care that publishers take to encode their information for immediate use; the augmentation of that data into knowledge graphs for policy makers and the new ways in which libraries and their supporting organizations insure accessibility and distribution of the information into the hands of those who need it.

Learn more about the event and the complete program, as well how to register here.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.