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Developing a Metadata Community Response in the Post-Truth Information Age
       *Special Session at DC-2017, Washington, DC, 26-29 October 2017*

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*:: Presenter & Facilitator:* *David Clarke*, *Synaptica®*
*:: Time: *3:30-5:00 DST
*:: Date:* 26 October 2017
*:: Session Homepage:* http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/
pages/view/sp17-postTruth
*:: Registration:* http://dcevents.dublincore.org/IntConf/index/
pages/view/reg17

*Early registration ends Friday, 15 September 2017. *
*Register now and save! *
*Full conference and day rates are available.*
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SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Post-truth issues are adversely affecting people all around the world. The
metadata and knowledge organization communities have a mission to help
people access information that is as objective, comprehensive and as
relevant as possible. This session is an open invitation to members of our
community to engage with these issues, contribute ideas for solutions, and
consider whether DCMI has a potential role to play in charting a path
forward.

In 2016 the Oxford English Dictionary chose ‘post-truth’ as word of the
year. Their decision was based on the proliferation of fake news stories
and misinformation that accompanied both the US national election and the
British EU referendum. On Earth Day in April 2017 thousands of people
gathered in London for a March for Science, protesting the negative impact
of post-truth culture and politics on science, research and education.

How can the metadata community engage with, and respond to, these issues?
In this session, David Clarke will describe the problem space and comment
on the issues from the perspective of knowledge organization and
information science. The session will include ample time for delegate
participation, including a discussion about how the metadata community can
get involved and contribute ideas for solutions.

SESSION PRESENTER & FACILITATOR:

*David Clarke* is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, and an
Associate of St. George’s House, Windsor. He is cofounder and CEO of the
Synaptica® group of companies, providers of enterprise software solutions
for knowledge organization and discovery. He served on the authoring
committee of the 2005 version of the US national standard for controlled
vocabularies, ANSI/NISO Z39.19. David leads research and development at
Synaptica, including software solutions for taxonomy and ontology
management, text analytics and auto-categorization, image annotation and
indexing, and Linked Data management. He is involved in educational
outreach programs including LD4PE, the Linked Data for Professional
Education initiative of DCMI. Synaptica software solutions have attracted
numerous international awards including: Knowledge Management World
magazine’s 100 Companies that Matter in KM and Trend Setting Product of the
Year (multiple awards between 2011 and 2017). In 2016 Clarke was awarded
the Knowledge Management Leadership Award by the Global Knowledge
Management Congress.

*For additional information about the workshop including background
information on the topic and to register, visit the conference website at *
http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2017.
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