Many of the presentations made at Internet Librarian International 2006 are now available on the ILI web site. If you want to ‘flesh out the bones’, try and track down blog postings on the event. Tom Roper’s blog is a good place to start.
My Internet Librarian International presentation on Out-Googling Google is now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/ili/index.html. I have not written any notes to accompany the Powerpoint so you may not be able to make much sense of some (or even all) of it. If you are interested in seeing photos of the event, go to Flickr and use the tag ili2006.
A fantastic event with lots of good practical tips and case studies. If you have never been, watch the web and feeds for news of next year’s event. This year there must have been at least 350 people there and the key note sessions were packed solid with standing room only for late arrivals! The rest of the program was split into parrallel tracks so you could almost guarantee a seat. At the rate this conference is expanding, ILI will have to take over the entire hotel for the event next year 🙂
In addition to the main programme, there are plenty of networking opportunities including receptions, “group”dinners, and lunch tables hosted by the speakers. A great way to met new people and exchange experiences and success/disaster stories.
Internet Librarian International starts today in London at the Copthorne Tara hotel, but many of us were here yesterday for the preconference workshops. I attended Greg Notess’ Advanced Search Techniques seminar and, as usual with Greg’s sessions, I came away with lots of useful tips. Two that have particularly stuck in my mind are:
Windows Live images search – note the scroll bar on the right hand side of the browser. Live lets you view a lot more than the usual 10 or 20 displayed in the other search engines.
Undocumented Yahoo commands – use the region command to restrict your search by continent or region, for example region:europe or region:southamerica.
Information Today invites proposals for presentations at Internet Librarian International 2006, to be held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, UK, 16-17 October 2006. The emphasis is on the practical rather than theoretical, and on case studies and proposals about initiatives in your library, not product pitches or overviews. If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please go to https://secure.infotoday.com/ILI/submit.asp to submit your ideas (deadline: 30 March 2006).
Possible topics (but don’t let this limit your imagination!) include:
Social software and social networking
Blogs, wikis, podcasts
Libraries as publishers
Gaming in the library
Web site usability
Open access and open source
If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a complimentary registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception.