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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 www.infotoday.com/
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 http://gilbaneboston.com. 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 www.hicss.hawaii.edu.
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 www.online-information.co.uk. 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