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Conference Twittering

So far, there have been almost 2,300 tweets emanating from the conference. You can find the entire archive at Twapper Keeper. Most delegates’ tweets have been very positive, commenting on how many new things they have learned. The best part about conference coverage via Twitter is that the conversation continues after the conference ends. As people head back to work and reflect on what they hears and saw at the conference, they tweet and others respond. It certainly validates the theme of the program, which was Information plus Conversation results in Collaboration and Innovation.

The negative comments I heard from delegates were about money, as in they didn’t have much. Budgets are being cut, libraries are being closed, and staff are being laid off. The AIIP stand was very popular, as people look to self-employment as an antidote.

AIIP Technology Award Given to 10K Wizard

Before Tuesday morning’s keynote address, conference chair Jane Dysart turned the podium over briefly to Cindy Shamel, a representative of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP; www.aiip.org). Each year, the AIIP Technology Award goes “to the company whose product best assists independent information professionals with their day-to-day operations in locating, analyzing, organizing, and delivering information.” Shamel presented this year’s award to 10K Wizard (www.10kwizard.com). Accepting the award for 10K Wizard was Marie Varelas, librarian relations specialist.

According to the official announcement, “The AIIP Awards Committee found that the 10K Wizard’s Regulatory Database consolidates nine disparate sources of regulatory information, enabling users to utilize simple keywords or complex Boolean expressions to find and monitor the evolutionary path of regulations from a variety of related sources. Alerting, delivers pro-active updates on any of these sources.”

The committee also gave Honorable Mention to PBWiki (www.pbwiki.com) for its online wiki application and to Tableau Software’s Desktop Tableau (www.tableausoftware.com/products/desktop) for its visualization software.

Paula J. Hane
News Bureau Chief, Information Today, Inc.