Introduced by barking seals, Tom Hogan, president of Information Today welcomed us all to Internet Librarian 2005. He said that the almost 1100 attendees represent 44 states, Canada, and a number of other countries. During the next 3 days, 120 speakers and moderators will educate and entertain us, and there will be 45 exhibitors in the exhibit hall, which opens this afternoon at 5 PM.
Then it was on to hear Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet and Life project give a fascinating presentation on new developments in the Internet world. Lee was keynoter at last year’s Internet Librarian conference, and this year’s keynote was no less interesting. I’ll have a more detailed post on Lee’s talk a little later–right now, it’s time to head off to some of the presentations in the Information Discovery and Search track.
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