Many of the presentations from the Internet Librarian conference that ended last week in Monterrey, California are starting to become available on the conference website:
- Monday, October 20, 2008 (Information Discovery & Search, Outreach & Marketing Public Libraries in a 2.0 World, Web Design, Digital Libraries)
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008 (Enterprise Trends, Innovation & Change, Learning, Solving Problems)
- Wednesday, October 22, 2008 (Digital Operations, Social Media, Virtual Worlds & Gaming, Planning)
According to the conference overview, Internet Librarian is "the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that will allow us to tame the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance the information and learning experience of people in our communities":
"Web 2.0 tools and practices, web services, social media, and new platforms of social computing are enabling libraries and information professionals to interact with their clients and communities in new and exciting ways. New tools and processes have ignited creative integrated content mashups, specialized and personalized services for community segments, and exciting new techniques for dealing with voluminous information flows, including user-generated content. Our conference theme, Beyond 2.0: User-Focused Tools & Practices, captures leading-edge online initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today’s information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways, and more (...)"
" Internet Librarian 2008 provides attendees with many chances to meet and hear from leading edge information professionals in all types of environments—leaders in the information industry who are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in creative and exciting ways."
Labels: conferences, Internet, IT trends, libraries, web 2.0