Volume 8, Number 6 June 2000
PLA Conference - and technology and books!!
by Peg Tarbox
Presents an overview of the recent Public Library Association (PLA)
2000 Conference, held March 28-April 2, 2000, in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Says that the conference included over 100 presentations,
some with interactive workshops, and approximately 500 exhibitors,
all focused on innovative issues, services, and technologies for
public libraries. Adds that if the goal of the attendee was to focus
on technology, interesting information abounded, but few details.
Notes that even the PLA Daily News addressed more social events,
author discussions, and luncheons, only rarely carrying a product
news item. Wonders if the conference planners meant for the
attendees to remember the traditional library service of providing
access to actual printed books, rather than e-books or audio books.
Maintains that PLA's conferences offer an excellent opportunity for
the neophyte attendee to meet vendors and librarians.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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