The Conference Opens to a Record Crowd

The 11th Internet Librarian conference (8th in Monterey) opened with a preliminary count of 1,385 registrants, 102 exhibitors, and 67 Exhibits-only registrations, for a total of 1,554, which makes this the largest Internet Librarian conference to date.  Attendees are here from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries. 

Tom Hogan Sr, Information Today’s CEO, told us about "retronyms": old names for objects that need new clarification.  For example, watches became "digital watches" and "analog watches", and "Coffee" became "regular coffee" and "decaf coffee".  So now we have "Internet Librarians".  What is a Non-Internet Librarian?  Fill out your attendee questionnaire and give us your suggestion.  The person submitting the best definition will win a $200 American Express gift certificate.

Tom  Hogan Sr. and Jane Dysart chat with Lee Rainie at the opening session before Lee’s keynote address.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and IL2007 Blog Coordinator

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