The International Internet Conference and Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers
29-31 March 1999 Olympia 2 London, UK

Wednesday, 31 March 1999
Track G         Track H       Track I

TRACK G CONTENT MANAGEMENT
 

This is an opportunity to learn how others are managing content today, including integrating electronic, paper, and other physical resources; negotiating licensing for digital forms, coping with copyright, optimizing consortiums, and Websizing collections. Librarians from all sectors describe successes, uphill battles, and legal considerations from which we can all benefit.
 

09:00 - 09:45
G1 Managing Content with Intranet Content Maps
Angela Abell, Principal Consultant, TFPL Ltd., England
Martin White, Principal Consultant, TFPL Ltd., England

Our speakers, both experienced information managers and consultants on major information audit and knowledge management strategy projects, discuss intranet content maps. They focus on using information audit techniques to develop and design a content map that delivers real value from an intranet. Topics include: the value and importance of information audits, information audit methodologies, managing user expectations, developing and designing a content map, and pitfalls to avoid.
 

10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break In the Exhibition hall
 

10:00 - 10:45
G2 The Web of Quality: Locating Quality Resources
Chris J. Armstrong, Centre for Information Quality Management, Wales

One of the abiding problems with Internet- or Web-based information retrieval is that quantity always wins out over quality. Any general search will result in far more information than can be assimilated and there is no distinction made between, for example, scholarly publishing and private Web pages. Users frequently do not appreciate the mix of material located for them and many are not equipped to distinguish between the good, the bad and the ugly. This session looks at existing methodologies for assessing Web resources and databases as well as some of the possibilities offered by metadata.
 
 

11:30 - 12:15
G3 The Student, the Scholar and the Internet: the Publishing of Electronic Monographs and Textbooks
Peter Scott, Manager Small Systems, University of Saskatchewan Library, Canada
Chris J. Armstrong, Centre for Information Quality Management, Wales
Ray E. Lonsdale, Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
 

The provision of materials and resources in electronic form for archiving, reference or leisure is a growing business. This session discusses such issues as the acquisition and exploitation of electronic books by libraries, trends in accessing and viewing electronic books as well as the structure and management of the electronic book publishing industry. It looks at the challenges and opportunities for libraries using electronic journals in their collections as tools such as a list of libraries that have created databases of electronic journals to simplify user access to these resources.
 
 

TRACK H FUTURE FOCUS: ISSUES & TRENDS

This future-focused track considers Net trends and issues that libraries and information professionals will be looking at as they move toward the millennium. Included are next generation search and retrieval tools, new roles and opportunities, and changes in the information technology industry.
 

09:00 - 09:45
H1 Next Generation Tools
Steve Arnold, President, Arnold Information Technologies, USA

With converging technologies, exploding content streams, and the anticipating of higher levels of integration and resource sharing, what can we expect over the next few years? Arnold surveys a variety of Web possibilities, from improving search engines to creating next generation retrieval tools.
 

10:00 - 10:45
H2 Roles & Net Opportunities: Live Examples
Gail Stahl, Director, Atlanta Information & Research, The Boston Consulting Group, USA
Dottie Moon, Group Leader, Competitive Intelligence, United Technologies Research Center, USA

This presentation takes a look at the new roles and opportunities that the Internet continues to open up for information professionals. Stahl discusses the on-the-run decision making skills necessary to support virtual services and content strategies. She focuses on evaluation and collection building competencies necessary to determine web vs. online vs. print format. Moon focuses on the skills and opportunities available in the competitive intelligence (CI) area. Her mandate is to integrate CI into the technology planning process for technology selection, R&D focus and resource allocation.
 

10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break In the Exhibition Hall
 

11:30 - 12:15
H3 What's Hot & New
Ulla de Stricker, President, de Stricker & Associates, Canada
Stephen Abram, IHS Micromedia, Canada

Veteran industry watchers for the last 20 years, our speakers take a look at what's hot, what's new, and what's going to have an impact on our technology and our libraries. They speculate on potential future changes, on global trends affecting the structure of the information and information technology industries, and on what the impact will be on stakeholders: industry players, information institutions such as libraries, information professionals and end users.
 
 

TRACK I EMERGING STRATEGIES FOR LIBRARIES USING THE WEB

One of the major challenges to libraries involves not only selecting the best automation systems and the right technologies, but also making a variety of systems and services work together via the Net to serve a variety of customers. This track touches upon some of the aspects which libraries may face in the future such as digital learning, electronic commerce and Web publishing. It provides examples of how librarians address the issues involved with integrating new technologies and initiatives into the library computing environment.
 

09:00 - 09:45
I1 Digital Learning Environments
John Akeroyd, Head of Learning and Information Services, South Bank University, England

This presentation focuses on the emerging technology of digital learning environments, looking specifically at architectures, standards and interactions. The overriding theme is that libraries in the networked world cannot stand apart and in the academic world at least will form part of a larger learning environment. The presentation reviews the links with Web-based and other network information sources; and analyses current functionality of systems and likely trends.
 

10:00 - 10:45
I2 Ecommerce & the Library
Cindy Hill, Sun Microsystems, USA
Peter Scott, Manager Small Systems, University of Saskatchewan Library, Canada

Hill describes a revenue generating initiative that provides bookstore service to employees and revenue to the Library while taking advantage of the latest ecommerce strategies. Working in partnership with corporate IR and a bookstore partner, SunLibrary has created a unique global service. Hear about the opportunities and challenges that have been created during the development of the SunLibrary Bookstore. Scott looks at other ways for libraries to make money, particularly running clickthrough, per-impression, and commission ads on resources such as web catalogues, resource pages and bulletin boards.
 

10:45 - 11:30
Coffee Break In the Exhibition Hall
 

11:30 - 12:15
I3 Publish or Perish? Publishing in the Age of the Internet
Steve Arnold, President, Arnold Information Technologies, USA

First the computer revolutionized the art of writing, now the Internet is becoming everybodys mailing house. The traditional information chain author-publisher-bookseller-library-scientist is changing, but will it ever disappear? The role of publishers was and is to select and enrich relevant information and to make it known. In this helicopter overview which serves to summarize the whole conference, Steve Arnold will discuss old and new role models for publishers, digital workflows, data warehouses, STM on the Internet, the difference between communication and documentation, access and alerting, the role of the DOI (digital object identifier), metadata, e-commerce, digital library projects, etc.



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