I am very much looking forward to the Tenth International ISKO Conference, which will be held in Montréal, Canada, on August 5-8, 2008. The theme of the conference is Culture and Identity in Knowledge Organisation and the keynote address will be delivered by Jonathan Furner, Associate Professor at UCLA: “Interrogating ‘identity’: A Philosophical Approach to an Enduring Issue in Knowledge Organization”. There is also a workshop session and the famous banquet (I’m glad I’m not doing the seating plan – how do you please everyone when you have to organise experts in organisation?)

I’ve already highlighted The Role of Causality and Conceptual Coherence in Assessments of Similarity by Louise Spiteri; Knowledge Organization in the Cross-cultural and Multicultural Society by Ágnes Hajdu Barát; and Deliberate Bias in Knowledge Organization? by Birger Hjørland, but there are about 60 papers being presented in all.