Keynotes

  • "Epistemic, Ontic, Axiologic, and Praxic Constructs in Knowledge Organization Research." 2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference. (Marília, São Paulo, Brazil), September 2015. 
  • "Intentional Practice in Knowledge Organization and Librarianship." College Librarians and Media Specialists of Washington State 2015 Conference. (Everett, Washington), May 2015.
  • "Constructs and Construct Patterns for Ethical Knowledge Organization." Third Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), May 2015.
  • "Casting Our Eyes Over the Threads of the Cataloguers' Work: Population Perspective in Metadata Research." Evolution and Variation of Classification Systems – KnoweScape Workshop. (Amsterdam, Netherlands), March 2015
  • "Categoriography: Thick Description of Semantics in Long-lived Complex Information Systems." Presented at: eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Amsterdam, Netherlands), March 2015.
  • "Constructs in Knowledge Organization Systems: Rhythm in Time, Intention, and Form." 9th Conference of ISKO-France. Contextes, langues et cultures dans l’organisation des connaissances. (Paris, France), October 2013. 
  • "Forms, Knowledge, and Forms of Knowing: Epistemology and Knowledge Organization." The First ISKO-Brazil Conference on KO and Representation.  (Brasilia, Brazil), October 2011.
  •  "Engaged Knowledge Organization: A Rationale, Background, and Agenda for Work."  ENANCIB 2009.  The Annual Brazilian IS Conference, Track 2: Knowledge Organization.  (João Pessoa, Brazil), October 2009.

Invited Talks        

  • TBD. Politics of Classification. Invitational Multidisciplinary Symposium. UCLA. (Los Angeles, CA), May 2017.
  • "Do We Have All the Terms for this Art?: Exploring the Nature and Continued Conceptualization of KOS through their Collective and Individual Histories." Observatory for Knowledge Organisation Systems. (Valetta, Malta), February 2017.
  • "The Hamburg Hydra and Semantics: Classification, Ethnography, Provenance, and Truth." Digital Humanities Cross-Disciplinary Lecture at Linnaeus University. (Växjö, Sweden), October 2016.
  • "Renewable Concepts: Intellectual Landscape of Knowledge Organization for a Sustainable World." KO for a Sustainable World: ISKO Perspectives. At the International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference 2016. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
  • "Dublin Core at 21 and Beyond: On Solid Foundations we Build New Work." Dublin Core at 21. IFLA Satellite Meeting. Dublin, Ohio, August 2016.
  • "Contextual Forensics and Archival Metadata." Guest lecture in PhD, Master 1 and 2 Courses, Université Charles- de-Gaulle - Lille 3, 2016.
  • "iSchools and the iSchools Movement." Guest lecture in PhD, Master 1 and 2 Courses, Université Charles-de- Gaulle - Lille 3, 2016.
  • "Construct and Construct Patterns for Ethical Knowledge Organization." 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, 2016.
  • "Know You Do Wrong: Intentionality, Ethics, and Knowledge Organization." 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, 2016.
  • "Enumerative, Faceted, and Second-Order Classification Theory." Guest lecture in PhD Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3, 2016.
  • "Information Provenance and Versioning: Ontogeny and Its Constructs." Guest lecture in Master 1 Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3, 2016.
  • "Metadata in the Wild: Comparative Analysis of Knowledge Organization Structures, Practices, and Discourses." Guest lecture in Master 1 Course, Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3, 2016.
  • "On Paying Your Dues." Guest lecture PhD Class on Research Design Information School, University of Washington, October 2015.
  • "Cannons, Connections, and Questions." Round Table Talk at 2015 ISKO-Brazil Conference. (Marília, São Paulo, Brazil), September 2015.
  • "Local and Global Knowledge Organization: Constructs, Commonalities, and our new Cartography." Local and Global Knowledge Organization. (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 2015.
  • "Invisible ‘Conceptual’ Art and the Harm It Can Do: Defining the Aesthetics of the Archive, Classification, and Knowledge Organization." This Might Now Work interdisciplinary presentation series. Photo Center Northwest. (Seattle, Washington), July 2015.
  • "Conceptual Provenance in Indexing Languages." iTrust Interdisciplinary Workshop on Provenance. World Bank. (Washington, D.C.), May 2015.
  • "Categoriography: Thick Description of Semantics in Long-lived Complex Information Systems." E-Humanities, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Amsterdam, Netherlands), March 2015.
  • "Cannons, Affiliations, and Polytely: The Future of Knowledge Organization and ISKO." A Discussion panel. ISKO and KO 25 Anniversary: The Future of Knowledge Organization and ISKO.  International Society for Knowledge Organization.  (Krakow, Poland), May 2014. 
  • "Networks, Authenticity, Metadata, and the Cloud."  International Symposium on Records in the Cloud.  (Stockholm, Sweden), May 2014. 
  • "Linnaean Fever: Symptoms and Heuristics in the Order of the Archive." University of Washington Art Department.  (Seattle, Washington), May 2014. 
  • "Immovable Types, Conceptual Neighborhoods, or Semantic Diaspora? Making Sense of the Findings from the Ontogenic Analysis of a Long-Lived Classification Scheme."  UIUC.  (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois), July 2013.
  • "Open Worlds in Closed Systems: The Methodological Concerns at the Intersection of Literary Warrant and Vocabulary Scheme Change." UCLA. (Los Angeles, California), May 2013.
  •  "The Strange Case of Eugenics: A Subject’s Ontogeny in a Long-Lived Classification Scheme and the Question of Collocative Integrity."  ALISE ’13: Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education.  [talk given in accepting the ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar award] (Seattle, Washington), January 2013.
  •  "Time Capsulation: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Studying Scheme Change." McGill University.  (Montreal, Quebec), November 2012.
  •  "The Strange Case of Eugenics vs. Anatomy: Investigating and Benchmarking Change in Subject Classification." University of Montreal.  (Montreal, Quebec), November 2012.
  •  "Subject Ontogeny, Intention in Indexing, and Descriptive Informatics." Information Science Graduate School of Santa Catarina Federal University."  (Florianópolis, Brazil), November 2012.
  •  "Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organização do conhecimento comprometida – EKO."  (Florianópolis, Brazil), November 2012.
  •  "Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organização do conhecimento comprometida – EKO."  Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista, UNESP.  (Marília, Brazil), November 2012. [talk based on my 2011 text]
  •  "Subject Ontogeny and Scheme Versioning: A Semantic Archaeology and Its Methods." Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista, UNESP.  (Marília, Brazil), November 2012.
  •  "Coordinate Enunciation: Examining Scheme Change against the Backdrop of Text Corpora 1876-Present." Emily Bender Computational Linguistics Lab Meeting, University of Washington.  (Seattle, Washington), April 2012.
  •  "Enumerating and Erasing Eugenics in the DDC: Methodological Concerns at the Intersection of Literary Warrant and Scheme Change."  University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), April 2012.
  •  "Precepts for an Engaged Knowledge Organization." Transl. "Preceitos para uma Organização do conhecimento comprometida – EKO."  Univerisade de Estaudual Paulista, UNESP.  (Marília, Brazil), September 2011.
  •  "Classification." Guest lecture at the University of Montreal.  (Montreal, Quebec), March 2011.
  •  "Form, Intention, and Indexing: Liminal Conception Work and Integrated Conception of Self and Labor in Knowledge Organization." American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), November 2010.
  •  "Report on Metadata Developments (1): Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions.  InterPARES 3 Project.  Fourth International Symposium. (Oslo, Norway), September 2010.
  •  "San Francisco Zen Center Archives: Business Records, Media Assets, Community Heritage, and the History of Western Zen." (Report to the Community on Project #1).  (San Francisco, California), July 2010.
  •  "Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions."  InterPARES 3 Project, Third International Symposium. (Vancouver, British Columbia), May 2010.
  •  "Knowledge Organization as Design Research."  Design, Use, Build (DUB) colloquium.  University of Washington.  (Seattle, Washington), May 2010.
  •  "Work-Thema, Theme-Nomen, and Group 3: Or What Is It All About?"  Response to papers presented in a panel on Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records at the 10th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Montreal, Quebec). August 2008.
  •  "2008@myStuffWicked and [within double rules] An Account | OF | VIRTUE: | OR, | Dr. Henry More’s | ABRIDGMENT | OF | MORALS, | Put into Engli∫h. ||: The Landscape of Contemporary Resource Description."  2008.  Guest Lecture for the Carleton College and St. Olaf College Bridge Consortium. (Northfield, Minnesota), April 2008.
  •  "Going through the Motions: The Process and Product of Tagging."  Athenaeum Panel Presentation, Carleton College. (Northfield, Minnesota), April 2008.
  •  "Semantics on the Web." Guest lecture for CS 111 at Carleton College. Given twice for two different sections of the course. (Northfield, Minnesota), April 2008.
  •  "Metadados de documentos digitais: The InterPARES 2 Metadata Schema." Il Seminário Internacional de Documentos Digitais.  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), August 2007.
  •  "Epistemic Constructs in the Design, Study, and Critique of Knowledge Organization Structures." Information Resources Management Association, International Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia), May 2007.
  •  "Semantic Carnival: Tagging and the New Descriptive Acts of the Next Generation Web." Emerging Scholars: An iSchool PhD Alumni Lecture, University of Washington’s iSchool’s inaugural PhD Alumni Speaker.  (Seattle, Washington), May 2007.
  •  "Policies and Development of Contemporary Descriptive Practice: A Brave New World."  2007 British Columbia Library Association Conference.  (Burnaby, British Columbia), April 2007.
  •  "Vocabularies."  Tutorial given at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning.  (Manzanillo, Mexico), October 2006.
  •  "Metadata and Description as seen in the InterPARES 2 Investigations and the Chain of Preservation Model of Electronic Records." International Symposium on Electronic Records.  (Singapore City, Singapore), June 2006.
  •  "Concept evolution (subject ontogeny) in the NLM classification scheme: a case study."  Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada Annual Conference of the Association.  (Vancouver, British Columbia), May 2006.
  •  "InterPARES Findings and the GoC Records Management Metadata Standard and Application Profile."  Library and Archives Canada.  (Ottawa, Ontario), September 2005.
  •  "What the Future Holds: Issues and Trends Impacting Cataloguers."  From Scrolls to eBooks: 2005 Annual BC Library Conference. (Burnaby, British Columbia), April 2005.
  •  "Accessing and Managing e-Resources: a discussion."  E-Library Committee, University of British Columbia Library.  (Vancouver, British Columbia), February 2005.
  •  "Creating and Managing Controlled Vocabularies for use in Metadata." Tutorial at 2004 Dublin Core Conference: Metadata across Languages and Cultures (Shanghai, China), October 2004.
  •  "The Younger Generation of Knowledge Organization Researchers." Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society: the Eighth International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference.  (London, United Kingdom), July 2004.
  •  "Dublin Core Audience Elements: A Study of a Data Analysis Technique for Controlled Vocabulary Interoperability." 2004 National Science Digital Library Vocabulary Workshop (Washington DC, USA), June 2004.

Conference and Workshop Presentations

  • "The Creativity of Classificationists: What Archival Records Show about the Global and Local Considerations in Classification Design." Global/Local Knowledge Organization: Contexts and Questions Panel at American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. (Copenhagen, Denmark), October 2016.
  • "Structure of Classification Theory: On Foundational and the Higher Layers of Classification Theory." 13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 2016.
  • "On Operationalization and Evaluation of Epistemic and Ontological Claims to Knowledge Organization." American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (St. Louis, Missouri), November 2015.
  • "Archival Metadata for Digital Cultural Heritage: Conceptual Provenance, Contextual Forensics, and the Authority of the Found Digital Object." Digital Cultural Heritage 2015 Conference. (Granada, Spain), October 2015.
  • "Foundational, First-Order, and Second-Order Classification Theory." North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization. (Los Angeles, California), June 2015.
  • "Words and Emotional Work: Classification Theory’s Constructs Useful for the Analysis of Social Media Data in Terms of Gender, Race, and Sexuality." Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality through Social Media Data. iConference 2015. (Newport Beach, California), March 2015.
  • "Intensional Megacities: Toward Mapping the Semantics of Linked Classification Schemes." American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (Seattle, Washington), October 2014.
  • "Description and Différance: Archive, Library, and Museum Descriptive Traditions and Their Educational Communities and Cultures."  Association of Information Science and Technology annual meeting.  (Seattle, Washington), November 2014.
  • "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." iSchool Research Conversations.  (Seattle, Washington), Fall 2014.
  • "Rubrics of Authenticity in the Cloud: Metadata, Description, Documentation, and Discussion." Archives and Cultural Industries.  International Council on Archives.  (Girona, Spain). October 2014.
  • "Metadata, Mutatis Mutandis: Cloud-Based Conceptions of Authenticity Metadata." Provenance, Metadata & Ethics: Trust and Recordkeeping in the Cloud? Society for American Archivists. (Washington, D. C.), August 2014. 
  • "2014 San Francisco Zen Center Archives Project." San Francisco Zen Center. (San Francisco, CA), July 2014. 
  • "Load Bearing or Levittown?  The Edifice Metaphor in Conceptualizing the Ethos of Classification Work." 13th Annual Conference on Knowledge Organization. (Krakow, Poland), May 2014. 
  • "Evidence or Tea Leaves?  Digital Records, Fragmented Systems, and Authenticity Metadata."  Investigating the Archive: Memory & Identity.  (Dundee, Scotland), April 2014. 
  • "A New York Semantic Pastiche: Writing and Intertextuality in the Billings Classification." Society for Textual Studies 18th International Interdisciplinary Conference.  (Seattle, Washington), March 2014.
  • "Justified and True Intentions: Epistemic Assumptions in KOS Research."  On the panel Uncovering Epistemological Assumptions underlying Research in Information Studies. Association for Information Science and Technology. (Montréal, Québec), November 2013.
  • "Metaphors of Time and Installed Knowledge Organization Systems: Ouroboros, Architectonics, or Lachesis?" Conceptions of Library and Information Science 8.  (Copenhagen, Denmark), August 2013. 
  • "Metadata Aggregations in Cultural Heritage Repositories: ChronoZoom HathiTrust and the Volume, Variety, and Velocity of Contemporary Information Organization." 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. (Indianapolis, IN), July 2013.
  • "Toward a Taxonomy of Harm in Knowledge Organization Systems." North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI), June 2013.
  • "Diplomatics as a Methodological Perspective for Archival Knowledge Organization."  North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI), June 2013.
  • "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." North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Milwaukee, WI), June 2013.
  • "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/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information.  (Victoria, British Columbia), June 2013.
  • "Aeons and Flux: Timelines and Epistemes in Classification Design and Evaluation." American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (Baltimore, Maryland), October 2012.
  •  "Toward a Geometry of Meaning: Some Work on Creating a Systematic Evaluation Rubric for Knowledge Organization Systems."  iSchool Research Conversations.  (Seattle, Washington).  October 2012.
  •  "Data, Documents, and Memory: A Taxonomy of Sources in Relation to Digital Preservation Metadata."  Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation. (Vancouver, British Columbia). September 2012.
  •  "Trust, Conflicting Rights, and Metadata." Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study Exploratory Workshop on Trust and Conflicting Rights in the Digital Environment.  (Vancouver, British Columbia), September 2012.
  •  Tennis, J. T. and Rogers, C. "Authenticity Metadata and the IPAM: Progress toward the InterPARES Application Profile."  International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges.  (Kuching/Sarawak, Malaysia).  September 2012.
  •  "Facets and Fugit Tempus: Considering Time in Faceted Classification Schemes." 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Mysore, India).  August 2012.
  •  Guimarães, J. A. C. and Tennis, J. T. (2012).  "Constant Pioneers: The Citation Frontiers of Indexing Theory in ISKO International Proceedings." 12th International Conference for Knowledge Organization. (Mysore, India).  August 2012
  •  "A Convenient Verisimilitude or Oppressive Internalization? Characterizing the Ethical Arguments surrounding Hierarchical Structures in Knowledge Organization Systems." 2nd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics of Information Organization.  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).  June 2012.
  •  "Tale of Two Timelines: Structural Analysis and Comparison of Chain of Preservation Metadata and Classification Scheme Change Over Time."  iSchool Research Conversations.  (Seattle, Washington). April, 2012.
  •  "Some Temporal Aspects of Indexing and Classification: Toward a Metrics for Measuring Scheme Change." iConference 2012.  (Toronto, Ontario).  February 2012.
  •  "The Scaffolding of Self-Becoming: Some Feminist Perspectives on Structure and Semantics in Knowledge Organization."   iSchool Research Conversations. (Seattle, Washington).  November 2011.
  •  "Diachrony in Indexing Languages: A Case Study of Anatomy and Eugenics in the Dewey Decimal Classification."  Linguistics Colloquium, University of Washington. (Seattle, Washington). November 2011.
  •  "Leveraging Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time and Conceptions." Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. (Chicago, Illinois). August 2011.
  •  "Comparative Modeling of Vickery’s Faceted Classification and the Oeuvre of S. R. Ranganathan." International Society for Knowledge Organization – United Kingdom.  (London, UK). July 2011.
  •  "Clarity in Form and Purpose: Metadata beyond the Schemas." Association of Canadian Archivists. (Toronto, Ontario). June 2011.
  •  "All I Want for Christmas is an Ontomon Visualizer, or, A Tool Wishlist for Descriptive Informatics." iSchool Research Conversations. (Seattle, Washington).  December 2010.
  •  "Report on Metadata Developments (1): Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions." InterPARES 3 Project, Fourth International Symposium. (Oslo, Norway). September 2010.
  •  "Metadata: Interoperability Across Systems, Time, and Conceptions." InterPARES 3 Project, Third International Symposium. (Vancouver, British Columbia).  May 2010.
  •  "Measured Time: Imposing a Temporal Metric to Classificatory Structures." International Society for Knowledge Organization 11th International Conference. (Rome, Italy). February 2010.  
  •  "Modeling Ranganathan’s Classification Theory Using IDEF0 Formalism. " iSchool Research Conversations. (Seattle, Washington).  February 2010.
  •  "Precepts for Engaged Knowledge Organization." The Ethics of Information Organization. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). May 2009.
  •  "Toward a Theory of Structure in Information Organization Frameworks." International Society for Knowledge Organization 10th International Conference.  (Montreal, Quebec). August 2008.
  •  "Modeling Ranganathian Classification Theory: Toward Formalisms for the Theoretical Design and Evaluation of Subject Classification Systems." 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information. (Vancouver, British Columbia).  June 2008.
  •  "A Brief Introduction to Records and Archival Metadata."  Talk for The Information School Value Sensitive Design Lab.  (Seattle, Washington).  December 2007.
  •  "Are there Ontomon?  Looking for Types of Information Organization Frameworks and Systems." University of Washington The Information School Research Conversations.  (Seattle, Washington).  November 2007.
  •  "Polis, Third Sector, and Civil Society: Conceptualizing Indexing and Social Tagging in Web 2.0." American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).  October 2007.
  •  "The Economic and Aesthetic Axis of Information Organization Frameworks."  North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization.  (Toronto, Ontario).  June 2007.
  •  "Diachronic and Synchronic Indexing: Modeling Change in Indexing Languages. "  Information Sharing in a Fragmented World, Crossing Boundaries.  Canadian Association for Information Science/L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information.  (Montreal, Quebec).  May 2007.
  •  "Metadata in the World: Toward a Descriptive Informatics of Knowledge Organization Structures, Work Practices, and Discourse."  Research Conversations, University of Washington.  (Seattle, Washington). March 2007.
  •  "Frameworks for Versioning, Merging, and Comparing Classificatory Structures."  School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Colloquium Series, The University of British Columbia.  (Vancouver, British Columbia), November 2006.
  •  "Purpose, Function, and Context of Information Organization Frameworks."  Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. (Austin, Texas), November 2006.
  •  "Metadata and Description: Findings and New Research Trajectories from the InterPARES2 Project." Canadian Metadata Forum.  (Ottawa, Ontario), September 2005.
  •  "Function, Purpose, Predication, and Context of Information Organization Frameworks." International Society for Knowledge Organization 9th International Conference. (Vienna, Austria), July 2006.
  •  "Comparative Functional Analysis of Boundary Infrastructures, Library Classification, and Social Tagging." Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information. (Toronto, Ontario), June 2006.
  • "SKOS and the Ontogenesis of Vocabularies." International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications: Vocabularies in Practice. (Madrid, Spain), September 2005.
  • Currier, S. and Revie, C.W. and Tennis, J. T.  "Who says words are neutral and value free?: User-centred design of a web-based library for human services educators." (2004).  HUSITA7 - The 7th International Conference of Human Services Information Technology Applications. (Hong Kong), August 2004.
  • "URIs and Intertextuality: Incumbent Philosophical Commitments in the Development of the Semantic Web." Knowledge Organization and the Global Information Society: the Eighth International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference.  (London, United Kingdom), July 2004.
  • Allen, B. P. and Tennis, J. T. "Building Metadata-Based Navigation Using Semantic Web Standards: The Dublin Core 2003 Conference Proceedings." Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2004 (Tucson, Arizona), June 2004.
  • "Taxonomy of Texts in the Subject Analysis Process." Connections 2004. (Toronto, Ontario), May 2004.
  • Allen, B.P. and Tennis, J.T. "The 2003 Dublin Core Conference On-line Proceedings: Building Metadata-Based Navigation Using Semantic Web Standards." 2004 Information Architecture Summit. (Austin, Texas), February 2004.
  • "Dublin Core Audience Elements: A Study of a Data Analysis Technique for Controlled Vocabulary Interoperability." 2003 Dublin Core Conference: Supporting Discourse and Practice: Metadata and Applications. Education Working Group Report. (Seattle, Washington), October 2003.
  • "Principles of Knowledge Organization: Analysis and Structures in the Networked Environment." 2003 PhD Colloquium University of Washington Information School. (Seattle, Washington), September 2003.
  • "Three Spheres of Classification Research: Emergence, Encyclopedism, and Ecology." American Society for Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November 2002.
  • Efthimiadis, E.N. and Mai, J-E. with Alam, T., Bisson, J.E., Detera, E.C., Foit, L.M., and Tennis, J.T., with consultation from Annelise Mark Pejtersen "Work Domain Analysis of Public Broadcasters." American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November 2002.
  •  "Dublin Core Audience Elements: Pilot Study of a Data Analysis Technique for Controlled Vocabulary Interoperability." 2002 Dublin Core Conference: Metadata for e-Communities: Supporting Diversity and Convergence, Education Working Group Report. (Florence, Italy), October 2002.
  • "Subject Ontogeny: Subject Access through Time and the Dimensionality of Classification." International Society for Knowledge Organization. (Granada, Spain), July 2002.
  • "A New Sense of Motion: Framing the Idea of the Archive in the New Information Order." New Information Order and the Future of the Archive. (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), March 2002.
  • "Layered Information Modeling and a Knowledge Organization Paradigm: Inherent Classification and the Design of Interoperable Systems." Knowledge Technologies Conference. (Seattle, Washington), March 2002.
  •  "Layers of Meaning: Disentangling Subject Access Interoperability." American Society for Information Science and Technology, Special Interest Group/Classification Research Workshop. (Washington, D. C.), November 2001.
  •  "Soul, Subtle Body, Gross Body: Ranganathan's Vedanta Bibliography and his Ontology of the Book." Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. (Williamsburg, Virginia), July 2001.
  • "Number, Order, and Epistemology in Cassiodorus Senator's Institutiones Book II." Medieval Renaissance Baroque Studies Conference. (Miami, Florida), February 2001.