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December 2008

      Highlights From IL 2008                                                                     back in Monterey to talk about the tour                ture Shanachie adventures on the group’s
      (continued from page 28)                                                                    and what they’ve done since.                           Facebook page and on their webpage. In
                                                                                                      After showing some opening scenes                  a few weeks, they’ll be touring across
      understand how it can be useful until you                                                   from the movie they produced about the                 Australia, speaking at conferences and
      try it.                                                                                     2007 ShanachieTour, Erik Boekesteijn,                  stopping at libraries. Stay tuned.
                                                                                                  Jaap van de Geer, and Geert van den
                                                                                                  Boogaard settled into their own “welcome
      The Return of the Shanachies                                                                to our living room” presentation style                    For more on the IL Conference, check
         This scene may look familiar to those                                                    with a couch, a chair, a coffee table, and             out the ITI blog at
      who were at last year’s IL,where the famous                                                 all the accoutrements. Keep an eye on fu-              ITIblog. Thanks to this year’s ITI blog
      Dutchmen presented their ShanachieTour,                                                                                                            team for the conference coverage: Marydee
      a 3-week road trip across America in their                                                  The three Dutchmen autographed copies of their book,   Ojala, Paula Hane, Donald T. Hawkins,
      “Mothership.” One year later, they were                                                     ShanachieTour: A Library Road Trip Across America.     and Kathy Dempsey.

                                    CONFERENCES AROUND THE WORLD
                                                                      For information on ITI’s conferences, turn to page 26.

                December                                                                               Site: Università di Pisa, Lungarno Pacinotti, 43-56126 Pisa, Italy; contact
                2–4: Boston (The Westin Copley Place). Industry experts from top technology,
                enterprise IT, analysis, and consulting firms are ready to help attendees
                implement Web 2.0 technologies at the 5th Annual Gilbane Boston Con-
                ference: Where Content Management Meets Social Media.                               5–8: Waikoloa, Hawaii (Hilton Waikoloa Village). For researchers and prac-
                   Site: The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116;             titioners in the information, computer, and system sciences, the Hawaii
                contact                                                   International Conference on System Sciences features a workshoplike
                                                                                                    setting for paper presentations and discussion.
                2–4: London (Olympia Grand Hall). The Online Information conference                     Site: Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa,
                provides a forum for learning, debate, professional development, technol-           HI 96738; contact
                ogy reviews, and expert discussion for those in the information industry,
                with case studies and original research.                                            14–17: Porto, Portugal (Hotel Meliá Gaia Porto). The International Con-
                   Site: Olympia Grand Hall and Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road,                ference on Health Informatics addresses mobility and ubiquity in health-
                London W14 8UX; contact                               care systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification,
                                                                                                    and privacy, among other issues for medical informatics professionals.
                8–9: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Science Park Amsterdam). Designing the                    Site: Hotel Meliá Gaia Porto, Diogo de Macedo, 220 Porto, Portugal 4400-
                Grey Grid for Information Society is the theme of the 10th International            1
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