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Joseph T Tennis

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Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Office: Mary Gates Hall 370G
Phone: 206.616.2542
Fax: 206.616.3152

Specialization

  • Classification Theory
  • Information Provenance and Versioning
  • Comparative Metadata Analysis

Current Quarter Teaching

  • INSC 501 - Theoretical foundations for information science
  • INSC 599 - Independent study in information science
  • INSC 600 - Independent study or research
  • LIS 530 - Organization of information and resources

Biography

Research: The focus of my research is classification theory. This subfield of Information Science is concerned with the evaluation of classification practices and structures. Classification theory critiques these processes and structures in order to improve existing systems and future system design. Theorists can critique these systems from a number of viewpoints. I look at how systems change over time, compare with one another when diverse design requirements are invoked by different communities, and how systems can interoperate in the web environment. I am increasingly interested in ethics of information organization, and novel ways to evaluate structures in diverse and varied work practice contexts and discourses.

Education

  • Ph D, Information Science, University of Washington, 2005
  • SpLIS, Book History, Indiana University, 2000
  • MLIS, Indiana University, 1999
  • BA, Lawrence University, 1998

Awards

  • Best Paper in the Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards Track - Digital Cultural Heritage 2015, 2015
  • Coorientador, Menção Honrosa do Prêmio Capes de Tese 2014 da área de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas I - State University of São Paulo, 2014
  • Nominated for PROF Award - University of Washington Information School, 2014
  • Best Poster Award - iConference 2012, 2012
  • Conferencier for the Second Milwaukee Ethics of Information Organization Conference - School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2012
  • Visiting Scholar - Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, 2012
  • ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award - Association for Library and Information Science Education, 2012
  • Nominated for PROF Award - University of Washington Information School, 2012
  • Visiting Scholar - São Paulo State Research Foundation, 2011
  • Nominated for PROF Award - University of Washington Information School, 2010
  • Beta Phi Mu - Indiana University, 2000

Consulting and Other Projects

  • League of Comics Librarians (Start Up), Seattle
  • Artefactual Systems (Academic), British Columbia

Memberships

  • American Society for Information Science & Technology, Classification Research Special Interest Group
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology, History and Foundations of Information Science Special Interest Group
  • International Association of Ontology and its Applications
  • International Society for Knowledge Organization

Videos

Play Joe Tennis and the SF Zen Center

Joe Tennis and the SF Zen Center

Every summer, UW iSchool Assistant Professor Joe Tennis takes master of library and information science students to the San Francisco Zen Center where they experience the life of the community and also work on the Center's historic archives. This UW 360 segment features an interview with Tennis about the project.

Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages (2016)
    Building Trust in Information: Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Methodological Challenges in Scheme Versioning and Subject Ontogeny Research (2016)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 43 Issue 8 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Structure of Classification Theory: On Foundational and the Higher Layers of Classification Theory (2016)
    Advances in Knowledge Organization Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Archival Metadata for Digital Cultural Heritage: Conceptual Provenance, Contextual Forensics, and the Authority of the Found Digital Object (2015)
    Proceedings of the Digital Cultural Heritage 2015 Conference page 399-402 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Published Keynote Address Epistemic, Ontic, Axiologic, and Praxic Constructs in Knowledge Organization Research (2015)
    Organização do Conhecimento e Diversidade Cultural. Estudos Avançados em Organização do Conhecimento. 2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference Volume 3 page 21-29 ISBN/ISSN: 978-85-98176-70-3 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory (2015)
    Proceedings of the 2015 North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory (2015)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 42 Issue 4 page 244-249 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New Metadata Application Profiles (2015)
    Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles, and Practices Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New The Memory of What Is: Ontogenic Analysis and its Relationship to Ontological Concerns in Knowledge Organization (2015)
    Ontology in Knowledge Organization page 161-166 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory's Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality (2015)
    Proceedings of the Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality through Social Media Data Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory’s Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality (2015)
    Proceedings of the Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality through Social Media Data Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A Kaleidoscope Perspective: Change in the Semantics and Structure of Facets and Isolates in Analytico-Synthetic Classification (2014)
    SRELS: Journal of Information Management Volume 50 Issue 6 page 789-794 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Description and Différance: Archives, Libraries, and Museum Descriptive Traditions and their Educational Communities and Cultures (2014)
    Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Load Bearing or Levittown? The Edifice Metaphor in Conceptualizing the Ethos of Classification Work (2014)
    Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization: Advances in Knowledge Organization Volume 14 page 222-227 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Me, My Metadata, and the NSA (2014)
    In the proceedings of the 2014 iConference. Authors: Bryce Newell, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Rubrics of Authenticity in the Cloud: Metadata, Description, Documentation, and Discussion (2014)
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Archives Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Co-Editor, Conference Proceedings Advances in Classification Research (2012)
    ASIS&T Annual Meeting Volume 23 Authors: Kathryn La Barre, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Authenticity as a Social Contract - We Are Our Records (2013)
    Proceedings of the 2013 iConference page 801-803 Authors: C Rogers, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Collocative Integrity and Our Many Varied Subjects: What the Metric of Alignment between Classification Scheme and Indexer Tells Us About Langridge’s Theory of Indexing (2013)
    Proceedings of North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Technical Report Content Strategy for ChronoZoom 2.0 (2013)
    Content Curation for ChronoZoom Project Authors: Swati Chaturvedi, Sujay Gandhi, Shuai Yu, Michael Crandall, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Developing a video game metadata schema for the Seattle Interactive Media Museum (2013)
    International Journal on Digital Libraries Volume 13 Issue 2 page 105-117 Authors: Jin Ha Lee, Joseph T. Tennis, Rachel Clarke, Michael Carpenter
  • Conference Paper Diplomatics as a methodological perspective for archival knowledge organization (2013)
    North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) Authors: Natália Bolfarini Tognoli , José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Edifice Complex: Conceptualizing Classification in 1890 and Now (2013)
    iSchool Research Fair Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Ethos and Ideology of Knowledge Organization: Toward Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization (2013)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 40 Issue 1 page 42-49 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Learning Linked Data for Educators (2013)
    Authors: Michael Crandall, Joseph T. Tennis, Stuart Sutton, David Talley, Thomas Baker
  • Conference Paper Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis? (2013)
    Information Research Volume 18 Issue 3 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Modeling the aesthetic axis of information organization frameworks, part 1: Theoretical basis (2013)
    Journal of Documentation Volume 69 Issue 6 page 807-826 Authors: Paul Ojennus, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Modeling the aesthetic axis of information organization frameworks, part 2: Cast studies (2013)
    Journal of Documentation Volume 69 Issue 6 page 827-850 Authors: Paul Ojennus, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Planning a Platform for Learning Linked Data (2013)
    DC-2013 Linking to the Future Authors: Michael Crandall, Joseph T. Tennis, Stuart Sutton, T Baker, D Talley
  • Conference Poster Poster: Authenticity as a Social Contract - We Are Our Records (2013)
    2013 iConference Authors: C Rogers, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper The Weight of Language and Action: Epistemic Stance, Methodological Action, and Theoretical Perspective in Knowledge Organization (2013)
    Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems (2013)
    Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) Authors: Melissa Adler, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems (2013)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 40 Issue 4 page 266-272 Authors: Melissa Adler, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Uncovering Epistemological Assumptions Underlying Research in Information Studies (2013)
    Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting Authors: S Fuller, B Hjørland, F Ibekwe-SanJuan, L Ma, J-E Mai, Joseph T. Tennis, J Warner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A Convenient Verisimilitude or Oppressive Internalization? Characterizing the Ethical Arguments surrounding Hierarchical Structures in Knowledge Organization Systems (2012)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 39 Issue 5 page 394-397 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Aeons and Flux: Timelines and Epistemes in Classification Design and Evaluation (2012)
    Advances in Classification Research Volume 23 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Categorical Landscapes: Large Scale Cluster Analysis of Wikipedia Category System over Time (2012)
    iSchool Research Fair 2012 Authors: Jevin West, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Comparative Modeling of Vickery’s Faceted Classification and the Oeuvre of S. R. Ranganathan (2011)
    Facets of Knowledge Organization: A Tribute to Professor Brian Vickery 1918-2009 page 301-313 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Constant Pioneers: The Citation Frontiers of Indexing Theory in ISKO International Proceedings (2012)
    Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization: Advances in Knowledge Organization Volume 13 page 39-43 Authors: J. A. C. Guimarães, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Data, Documents, and Memory: A Taxonomy of Sources in Relation to Digital Preservation Metadata (2012)
    UNESCO Conference on Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Domain analysis for a video game metadata schema: issues and challenges (2012)
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2012 Volume 7489 page 280-285 Authors: Jin Ha Lee, Joseph T. Tennis, Rachel Clarke
  • Conference Poster Emerging Concepts in Ontogenic Analysis (2012)
    iSchool Research Fair 2012 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Facets and Fugit Tempus: Considering Time in Faceted Classification Schemes (2012)
    Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. Advances in Knowledge Organization Volume 13 page 58-62 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Facets of Access: a Typology of Information Dissemination Systems (2012)
    iConference 2012 page 544-545 Authors: Elisabeth Jones, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Forms, Knowledge, and Forms of Knowing: Correct and Useful Epistemology and Knowledge Organization (2012)
    Desafios e perspectivas científicas para a organização do conhecimento na atualidade. Estudos avançados em organização do conhecimento. Volume 1 page 22-29 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Research Report General Study 15 – Application Profile for Authenticity Metadata (2012)
    Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, Corinne Rogers
  • Conference Extended Abstract Humanistic Information Science (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology ISBN/ISSN: 0-87715-544-7 Authors: Melanie Feinberg, Jonathan Furner, Jens-Erik Mai, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Questions about Content Curation in ChronoZoom (2012)
    iSchool Research Fair 2012 Authors: Michael Crandall, Joseph T. Tennis, Rachel Clarke
  • Conference Paper Some Temporal Aspects of Indexing and Classification: Toward a Metrics for Measuring Scheme Change (2012)
    iConference 2012 page 311-316 Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, Katherine Thornton, Filer Andrew
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal The Weight of Language and Action: Epistemic Stance, Methodological Action, and Theoretical Perspective in Knowledge Organization (Le poids du langage et de l’action dans l’organisation des connaissances: Position épistémologique, action méthodologique et (2012)
    Études de Communication Volume 39 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Visualizing the Life-Cycle of Authenticity Metadata (2012)
    iSchool Research Fair 2012 Authors: Corinne Rogers, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New What Does a Domain Analysis Look Like in Form, Function, and Genre? (2012)
    A organização do conhecimento como domínio: perspectivas teóricas page 1-10 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Ekphrasis, Artists’ Intentions, and Anthropological Polemics in Angle Brackets: Toward a Thicker Description of Digital Documentary Material (2011)
    Advances in Classification Research Volume 22 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Is There a New Bibliography? (2011)
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Volume 49 Issue 2 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Ranganathan’s Layers of Classification Theory and the FASDA Model of Classification (2011)
    Proceedings of the 2011 North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Form, Intention, and Indexing: The Liminal and Integrated Conceptions of Work in Knowledge Organization (2010)
    Advances in Classification Research Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Measured Time: Imposing a Temporal Metric to Classificatory Structures (2010)
    Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Knowledge Organization Volume Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 12 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Caveat Fractal: Dissecting the Body of Indexing Theory, Uncovering Complexity, and Moving Toward Performativity (2009)
    iSchool Research Fair Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Social tagging in the life sciences: characterizing a new metadata resource for bioinformatics (2009)
    BMC Bioinformatics Volume 10 Issue 313 Authors: B M Good, Joseph T. Tennis, M. W. Wilkinson
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Term Based Comparison Metrics for Controlled and Uncontrolled Indexing Languages (2009)
    Information Research Volume 14 Issue 1 Authors: B M Good, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Three Creative Tensions in Document Interpretation Theory Set as Evidence of the Need for a Descriptive Informatics (2009)
    Knowledge Organization Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book Editor, Scholarly Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Knowledge Organization (2008)
    Volume 11 Authors: C. Arsenault, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Epistemology, Theory, and Methodology in Knowledge Organization: Toward a Classification, Metatheory, and Research Framework (2008)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 35 Issue 3-Feb page 102-112 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Poster Evidence of Term-Structure Differences among Folksonomies and Controlled Indexing Languages (2008)
    Annual Meeting for the American Society for Information Science and Technology Authors: B M Good, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Extending the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) for Concept Management in Vocabulary Development Applications (2008)
    Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology Volume 59 Issue 1 page 25-37 Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, Stuart Sutton
  • Conference Paper Toward a Theory of Structure in Information Organization Frameworks (2008)
    Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Knowledge Organization Volume Advances in Knowledge Organization vol. 11 page 262-268 Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, E. K. Jacob
  • Conference Paper Diachronic and Synchronic Indexing: Modeling Conceptual Change in Indexing Languages (2007)
    Information Sharing in a Fragmented World, Crossing Boundaries. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information page 1-11 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Ontologies and the Semantic Web: Problems and Perspectives for LIS Professionals (2007)
    IBERSID: Revista de Sistemas de Información y Documentación Issue 1 page 303-311 Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, J Calzada-Prado
  • Book Editor, Scholarly Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (2007)
    Volume 1 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Scheme Versioning in the Semantic Web (2007)
    Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Volume 43 Issue 4 page 85-104 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Social capital 2.0: New ICTs and new social forms (2007)
    Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting Volume 44 Authors: Claire R McInerney, Joseph T. Tennis, Anna-Karin Tötterman, Gunilla Widén-Wulff, Steve Wright, Ronald E Day
  • Conference Paper The Economic and Aesthetic Axis of Information Organization Frameworks (2007)
    Proceedings of the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization page 112-113 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Comparative Functional Analysis of Boundary Infrastructures, Library Classification, and Folksonomies (2006)
    Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Function, Purpose, Prediction, and Context of Information Organization Frameworks (2006)
    Knowledge Organization for a Global Learning Society: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. International Society for Knowledge Organization Volume Advances in Knowledge Organization vol 10 page 303-310 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Technical Report Investigating the Roles and Requirements, Manifestations and Management of Metadata in the Creation of Reliable and Preservation of Authentic Electronic Entities Created by Dynamic, Interactive and Experiential Systems: Report on the Work and Findings of (2006)
    Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, A. Gilliland, L. Lindberg, V McCargar, A Langmead, T Lauriault, M Leahey-Sugimoto, J Evans, H Wang
  • Conference Paper Social Tagging and the Next Steps for Indexing: Fordist Relexivity and Intertextuality (2006)
    Advances in Classification Research Volume 17 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Technical Report Terminology Cross-Domain Final Report (2006)
    Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper The Notion of the 'Concept Instance': Problems in Modeling Concept Change in SKOS (2006)
    International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning Authors: Joseph T. Tennis, Stuart Sutton, D. Hillmann
  • Book Review Theory, Culture & Society Vol. 23 (2-3) Edited by Mike Featherstone (2006)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 33 Issue 4 page 216-219 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Toward a general approach to information organization (2006)
    Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting Authors: Jonathan Furner, Francis Miksa, William E Moen, Frank Exner, Little Bear, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Versioning Concept Schemes for Persistent Retrieval (2006)
    Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Experientialist Epistemology and Classification Theory: Embodied and Dimentional Classification (2005)
    Knowledge Organization Volume 32 Issue 2 page 79-92 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper SKOS and the Ontogenesis of Vocabularies (2005)
    International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice page 275-278 Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper Intentional Megacities: Toward Mapping the Semantics of Linked Classification Schemes
    Advances in Classification Research Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Conference Paper On Operationalization and Evaluation of Epistemic and Ontological Claims to Knowledge Organization
    Advances in Classification Research Author: Joseph T. Tennis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New What Does a Domain Analysis Look Like in Form, Function, and Genre?
    A organização do conhecimento como domínio: perspectivas teóricas. São Paulo : Cultura Acadêmica page 1-10 Author: Joseph T. Tennis

Presentations

  • "Do We Have All the Terms for this Art?: Exploring the Nature and Continued Conceptualization of KOS through their Collective and Individual Histories" (2017)
    Observatory for Knowledge Organization Systems Workshop
  • "Construct and Construct Patterns for Ethical Knowledge Organization" (2016)
    European and International Doctoral Seminar on Advances in Social Sciences and Humanities: State of the Art, Findings, Perspectives from France and the International Community, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "Contextual Forensics and Archival Metadata" (2016)
    Guest lecture in PhD, Master 1 and 2 Courses, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "Enumerative, Faceted, and Second-Order Classification Theory" (2016)
    Guest lecture in PhD Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "Information Provenance and Versioning: Ontogeny and Its Constructs" (2016)
    Guest lecture in Master 1 Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "iSchools and the iSchools Movement" (2016)
    Guest lecture in PhD, Master 1 and 2 Courses, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "Know You Do Wrong: Intentionality, Ethics, and Knowledge Organization" (2016)
    European and International Doctoral Seminar on Advances in Social Sciences and Humanities: State of the Art, Findings, Perspectives from France and the International Community, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • "Metadata in the Wild: Comparative Analysis of Knowledge Organization Structures, Practices, and Discourses" (2016)
    Guest lecture in Master 1 Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
  • Renewable Concepts: Intellectual Landscape of Knowledge Organization for a Sustainable World." KO for a Sustainable World: ISKO Perspectives. (2016)
    International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference (ISKO)
  • "Structure of Classification Theory: On Foundational and the Higher Layers of Classification Theory" (2016)
    13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization
  • "The Creativity of Classificationists: What Archival Records Show about the Global and Local Considerations in Classification Design" (2016)
    Global/Local Knowledge Organization: Contexts and Questions Panel, at Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting
  • "The Hamburg Hydra and Semantics: Classification, Ethnography, Provenance, and Truth" (2016)
    Digital Humanities Cross-Disciplinary Lecture, Linnaeus University
  • "Archival Metadata for Digital Cultural Heritage: Conceptual Provenance, Contextual Forensics, and the Authority of the Found Digital Object" (2015)
    Digital Cultural Heritage 2015 Conference
  • "Cannons, Connections, and Questions" (2015)
    Round Table Talk at 2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference
  • "Casting Our Eyes Over the Threads of the Cataloguer's Work: Population Perspective in Metadata Research" (2015)
    Evolution and variation of classification systems: how stable is the organization of knowledge and how diverse is its representations? Toward a Metadata Observatory, eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • "Categoriography: Thick Description of Semantics in Long-lived Complex Information Systems" (2015)
    New Trends in eHumanities, eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • "Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages" (2015)
    iTrust Interdisciplinary Workshop on Provenance. World Bank.
  • "Constructs and Construct Patterns for Ethical Knowledge Organization" (2015)
    Third Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization
  • "Epistemic, Ontic, Axiologic, and Praxic Constructs in Knowledge Organization Research" (2015)
    2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference
  • "Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory" (2015)
    North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization
  • "Intentional Practice in Knowledge Organization and Librarianship" (2015)
    College Librarians and Media Specialists of Washington State 2015 Conference
  • "Invisible ‘Conceptual’ Art and the Harm It Can Do: Defining the Aesthetics of the Archive, Classification, and Knowledge Organization" (2015)
    This Might Now Work interdisciplinary presentation series. Photo Center Northwest
  • "Local and Global Knowledge Organization: Constructs, Commonalities, and our new Cartography" (2015)
    Local and Global Knowledge Organization
  • "On Operationalization and Evaluation of Epistemic and Ontological Claims to Knowledge Organization" (2015)
    American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop
  • "Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory’s Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality" (2015)
    Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality through Social Media Data
  • "2014 San Francisco Zen Center Archives Project" (2014)
    San Francisco Zen Center
  • "A Crucible for Collections and Classification: The Built Environment, the Social Milieu and Their Effect on Bibliographical Access in of New York City Libraries 1890-1930" (2014)
    Research Conversation, University of Washington Information School
  • "A New York Semantic Pastiche: Writing and Intertextuality in the Billings Classification" (2014)
    Society for Textual Studies 18th International Interdisciplinary Conference
  • "A New York Semantic Pastiche: Writing and Intertextuality in the Billings Classification" (2014)
    Society for Textual Studies 18th International Interdisciplinary Conference
  • "Cannons, Affiliations, and Polytely: The Future of Knowledge Organization and ISKO" (2014)
    A Discussion panel. ISKO and KO 25 Anniversary: The Future of Knowledge Organization and ISKO. International Society for Knowledge Organization
  • "Description and Différance: Archive, Library, and Museum Descriptive Traditions and Their Educational Communities and Cultures" (2014)
    Association of Information Science and Technology annual meeting (ASIS&T)
  • "Evidence or Tea Leaves? Digital Records, Fragmented Systems, and Authenticity Metadata" (2014)
    Investigating the Archive: Memory & Identity, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • "Intensional Megacities: Toward Mapping the Semantics of Linked Classification Schemes" (2014)
    American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop
  • "Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Connecting Educational Cultures and Communities" (2014)
    ASIS&T Annual Conference
  • "Linnaean Fever: Symptoms and Heuristics in the Order of the Archive" (2014)
    University of Washington Art Department
  • "Load Bearing or Levittown? The Edifice Metaphor in Conceptualizing the Ethos of Classification Work" (2014)
    13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization
  • "Me, My Metadata, and the NSA: Privacy and Government Metadata Surveillance Programs" (2014)
    iConference 2014
  • "Metadata, Mutatis Mutandis: Cloud-Based Conceptions of Authenticity Metadata" (2014)
    Provenance, Metadata & Ethics: Trust and Recordkeeping in the Cloud?, Society for American Archivists
  • "Methodological Constructs in Subject Ontogeny Research" (2014)
    University of Washington Information School Research Fair
  • "Networks, Authenticity, Metadata, and the Cloud" (2014)
    International Symposium on Records in the Cloud
  • "Rubrics of Authenticity in the Cloud: Metadata, Description, Documentation, and Discussion" (2014)
    International Council on Archives
  • "Collocative Integrity and Our Many Varied Subjects: What the Metric of Alignment between Classification Scheme and Indexer Tells Us About Langridge?s Theory of Indexing" (2013)
    North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization
  • "Constructs in Knowledge Organization Systems: Rhythm in Time, Intention, and Form" (2013)
    9th Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization - French Chapter
  • "Diplomatics as a Methodological Perspective for Archival Knowledge Organization" (2013)
    North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization
  • "Immovable Types, Conceptual Neighborhoods, or Semantic Diaspora? Making Sense of the Findings from the Ontogenic Analysis of a Long-Lived Classification Scheme" (2013)
    Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • "Justified and True Intentions: Epistemic Assumptions in KOS Research" (2013)
    Uncovering Epistemological Assumptions underlying Research in Information Studies, Association for Information Science and Technology
  • "Metadata and Schema Issues as Part of ChronoZoom 2.0" (2013)
    January Kickoff for ChronoZoom 2.0 Summit, Microsoft Research
  • "Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis?" (2013)
    Conceptions of Library and Information Science 8, Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi
  • "Open Worlds in Closed Systems: The Methodological Concerns at the Intersection of Literary Warrant and Scheme Change" (2013)
    UCLA
  • "Temporal Aspects of Metadata Aggregations in Cultural Heritage Repositories: ChronoZoom HathiTrust and the Volume, Variety, and Velocity of Contemporary Information Organization" (2013)
    2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, ACM/IEEE
  • "The Strange Case of Eugenics: A Subject?s Ontogeny in a Long-Lived Classification Scheme and the Question of Collocative Integrity" (2013)
    ALISE ?13: Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, ALISE
  • "The Weight of Language and Action: Epistemic Stance, Methodological Action, and Theoretical Perspective in Knowledge Organization" (2013)
    41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science
  • "Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems" (2013)
    North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization
  • "A Convenient Verisimilitude or Oppressive Internalization? Characterizing the Ethical Arguments surrounding Hierarchical Structures in Knowledge Organization Systems" (2012)
    2nd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics of Information Organization
  • "Aeons and Flux: Timelines and Epistemes in Classification Design and Evaluation" (2012)
    American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop (ASIST SIG/CR)
  • "Authenticity Metadata and the IPAM: Progress toward the InterPARES Application Profile" (2012)
    International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges
  • "Constant Pioneers: The Citation Frontiers of Indexing Theory in ISKO International Proceedings" (2012)
    12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization
  • "Data, Documents, and Memory: A Taxonomy of Sources in Relation to Digital Preservation Metadata" (2012)
    Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, UNESCO
  • "Enumerating and Erasing Eugenics in the DDC: Methodological Concerns at the Intersection of Literary Warrant and Scheme Change" (2012)
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • "Facets and Fugit Tempus: Considering Time in Faceted Classification Schemes" (2012)
    12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization
  • "Neither Editor nor Librarian: The Interventions Required in the New Context of Texts in the Digital World" (2012)
    Modern Language Association
  • Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organiza??o do conhecimento comprometida ? EKO (2012)
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organiza??o do conhecimento comprometida ? EKO (2012)
    Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista
  • "Some Temporal Aspects of Indexing and Classification: Toward a Metrics for Measuring Scheme Change" (2012)
    iConference 2012
  • "Subject Ontogeny and Scheme Versioning: A Semantic Archaeology and Its Methods" (2012)
    Round Table on Emerging Research in Knowledge Organization hosted by Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista, UNESP, Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista, UNESP
  • "Subject Ontogeny, Intention in Indexing, and Descriptive Informatics" (2012)
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • "Tale of Two Timelines: Structural Analysis and Comparison of Chain of Preservation Metadata and Classification Scheme Change Over Time" (2012)
    Research Conversation, University of Washington, iSchool
  • "The Strange Case of Eugenics vs. Anatomy: Investigating and Benchmarking Change in Subject Classification" (2012)
    University of Montreal
  • "Time Capsulation: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Studying Scheme Change" (2012)
    McGill University
  • "Toward a Geometry of Meaning: Some Work on Creating a Systematic Evaluation Rubric for Knowledge Organization Systems" (2012)
    Research Conversation
  • "Trust, Conflicting Rights, and Metadata" (2012)
    Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study Exploratory Workshop on Trust and Conflicting Rights in the Digital Environment
  • "Clarity in Form and Purpose: Metadata beyond the Schemas" (2011)
    ACA - Association of Canadian Archivists
  • "Classification (Guest Lecture)" (2011)
    University of Montreal
  • "Comparative Modeling of Vickery's Faceted Classification and the Oeuvre of S. R. Ranganathan" (2011)
    Facets of Knowledge Organization: A Tribute to Professor Brian Vickery, ISKO-United Kingdom
  • "Description Writ Large: Comparisons and Crossovers in the Lineages of Archival and Bibliographic Description" (2011)
  • "Diachrony in Indexing Languages: A Case Study of Anatomy and Eugenics in the Dewey Decimal Classification" (2011)
    Linguistics Department Colloquium
  • "Forms, Knowledge, and Forms of Knowing: Epistemology and Knowledge Organization" (2011)
    ISKO-Brazil Conference on KO and Representation
  • "Leveraging Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time and Conceptions" (2011)
    Annual Meeting, Society of American Archivists
  • Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organiza??o do conhecimento comprometida ? EKO (2011)
    State University of S?o Paulo
  • "The Scaffolding of Self-Becoming: Some Feminist Perspectives on Structure and Semantics in Knowledge Organization" (2011)
    Research Conversation, University of Washington
  • "Form, Intention, and Indexing: Liminal Conception Work and Integrated Conception of Self and Labor in Knowledge Organization" (2010)
    Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "Knowledge Organization as Design Research" (2010)
    DUB Colloquium, University of Washington
  • "Measured Time: Imposing a Temporal Metric to Classificatory Structures" (2010)
    International Conference, ISKO - International Society for Knowledge Organization
  • "Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions" (2010)
    International Symposium, InterPARES 3 Project
  • "Modeling Ranganathan's Classification Theory Using IDEF0 Formalism" (2010)
    Research Conversations, Information School, University of Washington
  • "Report on Metadata Developments (1): Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions" (2010)
    International Symposium, InterPARES 3 Project
  • "Things Change. The Ontogenetics of Class Populations in Vocabularies" (2010)
    Semantic Web in Biomedicine Seminar, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington
  • "Engaged Knowledge Organization: A Rationale, Background, and Agenda for Work" (2009)
    Annual Conference, Track 2: Knowledge Organization, ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "2008@myStuffWicked and [within double rules] An Account | OF | VIRTUE: | OR, | Dr. Henry More's | ABRIDGEMENT | OF | MORALS, | Put into Engli?h. ||: The Landscape of Contemporary Resource Description" (2008)
    Bridge Consortium, Carleton College/St. Olaf College
  • "Going through the motions: The process and product of tagging" (2008)
    Athenaeum Panel Presentation, Carleton College
  • "Semantics on the web" (2008)
    Guest Lecture, Carleton College
  • "Work-Thema, Theme-Nomen, and Group 3: Or What Is It All About?" (2008)
    Annual Conference, ISKO - International Society for Knowledge Organization
  • "Epistemic Constructs in the Design, Study, and Critique of Knowledge Organization Structures" (2007)
    International Conference, Information Resources Management Association
  • "Metadados de documentos digitais: The InterPARES 2 Metadata Schema" (2007)
    Seminÿrio Internacional de Documentos Digitais
  • "Policies and Development of Contemporary Descriptive Practice: A Brave New World" (2007)
    Annual Conference, British Columbia Library Association Conference
  • "Semantic Carnival: Tagging and the New Descriptive Acts of the Next Generation Web" (2007)
    Emerging Scholars: An iSchool PhD Alumni Lecture, Information School, University of Washington
  • "Concept evolution (subject ontogeny) in the NLM classification scheme: a case study" (2006)
    Annual Conference, Canadian Health Libraries Association
  • "Metadata and Description as seen in the InterPARES 2 Investigations and the Chain of Preservation Model of Electronic Records" (2006)
    International Symposium on Electronic Records
  • "Vocabularies" (2006)
    Annual Conference, DCMA - Dublic Core and Metadata Applications
  • "Accessing and Managing e-Resources: a discussion" (2005)
    E-Library Committee, University of British Columbia Library
  • "InterPARES Findings and the GoC Records Management Metadata Standard and Application Profile" (2005)
    Library and Archives Canada
  • "What the Future Holds: Issues and Trends Impacting Cataloguers" (2005)
    Annual Conference: From Scrolls to eBooks, BC Library Conference