Conference NewsNotes–August 2010

  • The list of accepted papers to be presented at the 14th European Conference on Digital Libraries (Glasgow, Scotland, September 6-10) has been posted on the conference website.
  • Information industry market research and advisory firm Outsell,  Inc. has announced the lineup of speakers at its Signature Event, to be held in Key Biscayne, FL, September 29-October 1.  Tony Hsieh, CEO of online clothing retailer Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness will be the opening keynote speaker.  Outsell has also formed a new Technology Leadership Council, to be chaired by Frank Gilbane, President of Outsell’s Gilbane Group, Marc Strohlein, Outsell’s Chief Agility Officer, and Bill Trippe, VP & Lead Analyst, Outsell’s Gilbane Group.  The first meeting of the Council will be in Boston in October.
  • Tefko Saracevic

    The program for the Information Interaction in Context (IIiX) Symposium (New Brunswick, NJ, August 18-20) is now available.  Professor Tefko Saracevic, from the School of  Communication and Information,  Rutgers University, will keynote  the Symposium.  Saracevic has had a long and illustrious career in the information industry and is well known for his work on information retrieval systems, user studies in information science, and many related topics.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Blogger

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