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Closing Keynote Video is Now Online

Today’s closing keynote by Michael Edson of the Smithsonian Institution was streamed live and and here is the archive.

Jane Dysart, Conference Program Chair

Tuesday Keynote – Shanachie Tour

Eric and Paul

Eric and Paul

I am really looking forward to the Tuesday keynote which will be an interview by Erik Boekesteijn, one of the members of the Shanachie tour.  Those of you have been to the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey will remember the wonderful presentations by the Shanachies.  On Tuesday, Erik will be interviewing Paul Holdengraber, Director, Public Programs at the New York Public Library.  If you would like a little background, below is a link to a video clip of the conversation that Erik and Paul had on the first Shanachie tour.

Holdengraber interview (Quicktime Format)

See you there!

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and CIL2009 blog coordinator

Looking Forward to SLA

The Infotoday Blog team (Don Hawkins, Paula Hane, Barbara Brynko, and Marydee Ojala) are looking forward to the SLA annual conference, which starts this coming weekend in Seattle. We’ve been studying the program, trying to decide which sessions to cover in the blog. We’ve been thinking about all the association business that will be transacted during the conference. We’ve been on the receiving end of many, many exhibitor postcards and emails, getting excited about new products and developments with existing products. We’re curious about how the conference will be followed by Twitter and what the Facebook event site will say. At the moment, there’s no activity at Twitter, but several posts at Facebook. We’ve looked at the conference wiki, although I personally confess to a certain amount of bemusement at the recommendation under Seattle FAQ to bring camera and film. Film? Film? In these days of digital cameras, wouldn’t you think film would be obsolete? You’ll see lots of photos from our digital cameras here on the blog as the conference proceeds. Hope we get some good ones of the keynote speakers, Vint Cerf and Seth Godin.

Stay tuned for Infotoday’s conference coverage and share both the fun and the serious moments with us.

Marydee Ojala

Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals