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									 28       InformationToday
November 2008

                                                       From Online Information to Ebusiness
                                                       by DONALD T. HAWKINS   |                                             its 10th anniversary this year, will convene Dec. 8–9 in
          CONFERENCE                                                                                                        Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The theme is Designing the
         DATES FOR 2009
                                                                 s the holiday season approaches, the information Grey Grid for Information Society, with sessions focusing
                                                                 conference scene is still active, with many options on gray literature in institutional repositories, biomedical
                 Internet@Schools East                           to choose from. See the Conference Calendar communities, and research institutions. Legal aspects and
                      March 30–31                      ( for the complete list. text mining will also be discussed.
        Hyatt Regency, Crystal City • Arlington, Va.   Now that ITI’s 2008 conferences have concluded for the                  Identifying and locating resources using metadata, se-
                                                       year, many of the dates for the 2009 conferences have been mantics, ontologies and thesauri, and quality measure-
                  Computers in Libraries
                     March 30–April 1                  announced (see sidebar).                                             ments is the subject of the First International Workshop
        (Preconference workshops begin March 29;                                                                            on Resource Discovery (
                                                                                                                            RED/red2008.html) Nov. 24 to 26 in Linz, Austria. Session
          postconference workshops begin April 2)      Online Information                                                   topics include visualization, automatic extraction of in-
        Hyatt Regency, Crystal City • Arlington, Va.
                                                           Online Information (, formation, indexing, and relevance measures.
               Buying & Selling eContent               the major European information conference to be held Dec.               Globalization and management of information re-
                        April 5–7                      2–4 in London, will again attract a worldwide audience to sources will be examined at the Sofia 2008 conference
        Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa      its sessions and its mammoth exhibit hall. This                                 (
                    Scottsdale, Ariz.
                                                       year’s keynote speaker will be Clay Shirky, author                              index.htm) from Nov. 12 to 14 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
                 Enterprise Search Summit              of Here Comes Everybody, who considers how                                      The conference, jointly sponsored by the School
                        May 12–13                      “every piece of information is a latent community.”                             of Library & Information Management at Em-
          (Preconference workshops begin May 11)           The conference will track the following three                               poria State University, the Department of Li-
                Hilton New York • New York             main themes:                                                                    brary and Information Sciences at the Univer-
                                                                                                                                       sity of Sofia, and four other academic libraries,
                   Streaming Media East
                                                       • Web 2.0 breakthroughs, consolidation,                                         covers Web 2.0 topics and how information re-
                        May 12–13
                                                           and payback                                                                 sources must be managed. In fact, the list of
          (Preconference workshops begin May 11)
                                                                                                                                       themes on the conference website homepage re-
                Hilton New York • New York
                                                       • Challenges of information organization                  Donald T. Hawkins     flects the activities in today’s rapidly moving in-
                       SpeechTEK                           and retrieval in a semantic world                                           formation industry.
                      Aug. 24–26                                                                                               The Gilbane Boston Conference: Where Content Man-
           New York Marriott Marquis • New York        • Information professionals surviving and thriving                   agement Meets Social Media (,
                                                           during the information world implosion                           which will be held Dec. 2–4 in Boston, showcases the Web
                                                                                                                            2.0 world with sessions on enterprise collaboration, blogs,
                 Dates to be announced
                                                                                                                            web content management, and semantic search technolo-
           New York Marriott Marquis • New York        New Trends in Commerce                                               gies. Two keynotes are planned: Prabhakar Raghavan,
                  WebSearch University                     The InfoCommerce 2008 conference (www.infocommerce head of Yahoo! Research, will speak on The Future of
                       Sept. 14–15           , which will be held Nov. 10–12 in Search, and Michael Edson, director of web and new me-
         (Preconference workshops begin Sept. 13)      Philadelphia, focuses on the theme Data 2.5: Evolve and dia strategy at the Smithsonian Institute, will speak on
          Washington Marriott • Washington, D.C.       Thrive, with two special presentations.The opening keynoter Smithsonian Commons: Developing the Smithsonian’s
                                                       will be Jeff Tarr, co-president and co-COO at IHS, Inc., a com- Web and New Media Strategy. Gilbane Group analysts will
              Enterprise Search Summit West
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