The provisional programme for ISKO-UK's
September conference "Knowledge Organisation: what's the
story?" is now available. The conference will be taking
place in the fantastic Canada
Water Library and Cultural Space in the heart of
London's docklands on 11-12 September 2017.
One of the highlights of the conference will be the second
day's "False Narratives" session, aiming to develop a KO
response to post-truth phenomena such as Fake news,
Alternative facts, Social media echo chambers and other
worrying developments. Not everyone is worried, though.
According to some analyses, fake news may not have had much
impact on events such as the 2016 US presidential election.
Should we worry more about the home-grown bias of
personalized feeds from our web browsers?
Enlightenment on the technical issues, and energy to pursue
solutions, will come from our first two speakers in this
special session on 12 September:
- a research project led by the innovative Dave Clarke
explores ways of combating the post-truth phenomena, in
consultation with leading information professionals;
- just 3 months after the snap election, Nick Poole
reports on CILIP's "Facts Matter" campaign and where we go
Don't forget to register for the conference this month, to
benefit from the early-bird discount. See more at <www.iskouk.org/content/isko-uk-conference-2017-knowledge-organization-whats-story>,
and register at <www.iskouk.org/content/2017-conference-registration>.
This year, for the first time, delegates can choose to
register for just one day of our conference. Please pass
this message on to any colleagues who can't make it on the
Monday but want to join in the False Narratives debate on