It’s always a challenge, when planning conference programs, to match room size with audience. You guess how many people will be interested in a topic, but you’re not always correct. In past years, there have been complaints about putting Mary Ellen Bates’ talks into small rooms. This year SLA probably overcompensated, since her venue was the 4th floor ballroom. On the other hand, Jenny Levine’s RSS talk yesterday was packed, with people out in hallways, as Don documented in another post to this blog.
This morning, it was the turn of Sylvia James, filling in for Vickie Connor. The topic “What Do You Do When Your Subject Doesn’t Want to Be Researcher,” all about the knotty problem of find information on privately held companies, had a standing room audience that also spilled out into the hall.
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