Dear Colleagues,

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 

Enlightenment on the technical issues, and energy to pursue solutions, 
will come from our first two speakers in this special session on 12 

  * 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 from here.

Don't forget to register for the conference this month, to benefit from 
the early-bird discount. See more at 
and register at <>. 
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 the Tuesday.


Liz Marley

Publicity, ISKOUK