International Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians & Information
29-31 March 1999 • Olympia 2 • London, UK
PreConference • Sunday, 28 March
10:00 - 17:00
Knowledge Management: Cases, Complexities & Competencies
Stephen Abram, Senior Director, Product Management, IHS Micromedia Limited, Canada
Nigel Oxbrow, Managing Director, TFPL Ltd., England
This full-day workshop focuses
on the foundations of knowledge management (KM) and describes what involvement
in KM can mean for an information professionals career. It looks
at how information professionals can add value by partnering with the knowledge-hungry
in their organization, and what can happen when those opportunities are
missed. After sharing the results of case studies, workshop leaders will
facilitate an interactive session examining KM projects and ideas.
Areas discussed will include: KM technology infrastructure, organizational
positioning, complexities and competencies.
10:00 - 13:00
Digital Library Issues and Techniques
Roy Tennant, Digital Library Project Manager, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Digital libraries are the
latest hot trend in librarianship, but exactly what are they? This half-day
workshop will begin by defining some key terms and quickly move on to specific
examples that illustrate the basic perspectives on digital libraries. From
there, it explores the various processes required to build, organize, and
preserve digital collections. Additional issues such as copyright
and techniques for integrating digital collections with print will be explored.
Specific projects, collections, and services will be demonstrated along
the way to illustrate the essential points. The workshop also points to
places to go for additional information and assistance as well as techniques
for staying current in the field.
10:00 - 13:00
Teaching the Internet in 50 Minutes
D. Scott Brandt, Technology Training Librarian, Purdue University, USA
This animated half day workshop
is aimed at instructors and trainers who have a short amount of time in
which to teach users how to find, use, and evaluate information on the
Internet. It focuses on how to identify the most important objectives:
distinguishing between soft and hard objectives, integrating training objectives
and conceptual understanding, appreciating the users mental model of information
seeking, building a base model of instruction which targets the learner,
and determining how to incorporate experiential learning exercises.
With many years of experience teaching, training, and presenting workshops
on using and training-the-trainer on the Internet, Brandt allows participants
to work through the steps to build a working model which they can apply
in their own organization.
14:00 - 17:00
Advanced Web Searching
Greg Notess, Reference Librarian, Montana State University Bozeman Library & author of Government Information on the Internet, USA
Explore advanced searching
techniques for getting the most out of Web search engines. Beginning with
search strategies for the Web, this half-day workshop provides an in-depth
overview of these popular databases. It includes details about Boolean,
adjacency, and field searching, limits, sorts, and other special features.
It discusses how the databases differ in size and overlap, and how that
affects search strategies. The workshop offers a detailed look at the search
capabilities of Northern Light, AltaVista, HotBot, and other Inktomi variations.
Discover the newest search enhancements from the search engines and what
new search engines or techniques are on the horizon. In addition, the workshop
investigates the constraints of the search engines: inconsistent results,
lack of overlap, and the significant hidden Web that they fail to uncover.