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 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 from here.

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 the Tuesday.

Regards

Liz Marley

Publicity, ISKOUK

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