10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Bates’ Competitive Intelligence
Mary Ellen Bates,
Bates Information Service
Do you need to keep track of your organization’s
competitors and the competitive landscape in general?
In this fast-paced cybertour, Mary Ellen Bates,
industry expert and author of Super Searchers
Do Business & Super Searchers Cover
the World, discusses the top sites for CI through
web research and techniques for competitive intelligence
gathering – dumpster-diving not required.
a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
MS Office Research Panes
& Content Integration
Sharon Tang & Kjrsten Andersen,
Senior Channel Editors, Microsoft Corp.
The Microsoft Knowledge Network Group collaborated
with Office 2003 to provide access to information
sources, such as Factiva.com, in the new Office
2003 Research Pane. This cybertour illustrates what
types of content have been integrated into Office
2003 and provides tips on how to use the Office
2003 Research Pane in your work.
p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Search Engine Toolbar Cybertour
Stephen Abram, VP,
Every search engine now seems to have a toolbar
that supposedly makes it easier to use. Are toolbars
still cool? Are the worth the browser screen space?
What are the benefits of plugging in a search toolbar
to your browser? Many already use Google's toolbar
and maybe you've upgraded to the new version released
in the summer of 2003. Are there better ones? Come
see the few ones this searcher finds useful to review.
p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Trends from the CyberCorner
Ellen Bates, Bates Information
happening in the online world? What’s on the
horizon for info pros? What should we be studying,
thinking about, and using? Mary Ellen Bates, industry
expert and author of Building & Running
a Successful Research Business, shares her
opinions in this cybertour of the top ten trends
to watch for in the online world.
p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
& Dirty Web Redesign with Typography
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services
Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Give your site an instant facelift using web design's
unsung hero: typography. By now we're all using
CSS to control our website's fonts, so changing
fonts site wide is as easy as 1,2,3. But before
you dive in remember that it's about more than picking
your favorite font. How can typography either support
or undermine your message? How do fonts convery
meaning? And what about accessibility? In this cybertour,
get quick tips on selecting the right font to maximize
your site's impact and usability.
p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Acquisitions: eBook & eJournal Strategies
Warnock, CEO, ebrary
Using case studies, this CyberNugget explores what
is and is not working, discusses the challenges
with digital acquisition of electronic materials
and solutions for managing the content and making
p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Delivering Research Results Electronically
Cindy L. Chick, Information
Resources Manager - Knowledge Systems, Latham &
Deliver your research results electronically
to anyone, anywhere! The full-featured version of
Adobe Acrobat is a great tool to use to compile
your research into one organized file, complete
with a table of contents, annotations, highlighting,
etc. If you can print or scan a document, you can
create an easily emailed PDF file instead. Chick
discusses when you'd want to use Adobe Acrobat,
and show you the basics of creating PDFs, bookmarking,
combining files and grabbing web pages.