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Internet Librarian 2005 Home The Internet Conference and Exhibition for
Librarians and Information Managers

Monterey, CA • October 24-26, 2005
Monterey Conference Center
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A CD-ROM is available for purchase through The Digital Record (
The CD-ROM features audio and supplemental materials (such as PowerPoint slides) for many of the sessions at Internet Librarian. Orders are shipped approximately 6 weeks after the event.

Free Cybertours
for all Internet Librarian 2005 Exhibit Hall visitors!
Tuesday, October 25th Wednesday, October 26th Exhibit Hall Hours

Taking place at the CyberCorner in the Exhibit Hall, these cybertours cover a range of topics and subject areas. They are 15 minutes long, open to all and add value to your visit. Space is limited so it is first-come, first-served. Join our Net-savvy Web experts for a look at their favorite sites or information on the latest trends and technologies!

There is no need to register, simply pick the cybertour of interest to you and arrive at our CyberCorner within the Internet Librarian 2005 Exhibit Hall at the appropriate time.

Tuesday, October 25th
Searching Inside the Covers
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Greg Notess,
Editor, Search Engine Showdown

Full-text book searching of books still under copyright is now available from Amazon and Google Print. Yet limitations abound. Discover how to most effectively search within these two collections and explore other strategies for finding the full-text of books online.
Evaluating Business Sources
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Robert Berkman,
Editor, The Information Advisor

The author of numerous best-selling books on business research, including The Skeptical Business Searcher: The Information Advisor's Guide to Evaluating Web Data, Sites and Sources shares tips and strategies.
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Greg Schwartz,
Louisville Free Public Library & Publisher, Open Stacks Weblog

Our experienced podcaster, talks about podcasting – what is it and why librarians would be interested in this new technology and media. He illustrates the technology and provides examples and links of interest.
Don't Judge an E-Book by its Cover
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Christopher Warnock,
CEO & Founder, ebrary

Choices for acquiring E-Books today include a number of different models: subscription, ownership, and information on the Internet, and they have different pricing and usage models as well. E-Book acquisition today is no longer just about the content, it's about how it's delivered, methods of access, usability, “easeability” and the bottom line. Hear about these choices from an expert.
Next Generation E-Books for the Chemical Industry
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
William Woishnis,
Chairman, Knovel Corporation

This session looks at the evolving landscape of electronic chemical reference books and what the future has in store including such issues as chemical structure searching, reference linking, new data types (video, flash presentations), the role of generic search (Google, Yahoo) and the impact of additional interactive features (tables, graphs, equations).
Medical Search Tips
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sandra Kendall,
Director, Library Services, Mount Sinai Hospital &
Vicky Duncan,
Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan

Our experts include tips on searching Medline and Google Scholar and provide an overview of the best evidenced medicine resources for doctors and nurses along with Google resources for health consumers/patients. They compare search results using live demos.
Wednesday, October 26th

Instant Messaging (IM) & Libraries
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Aaron Schmidt,
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

This session covers research, applications, case studies, usage, and workflow impact. It looks at the many uses of IM, from inhouse staff communication to the delivery of content and discussions with customers, as well as utilizing IM to confer and plan with colleagues no matter where they are.

How to Design Library Websites to Maximize Usability
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Chris Jasek, User Centered Design Manager, Elsevier

Hear 15 guidelines on how to make your library Website more usable. These guidelines are based on a survey of library literature, usability reviews of library Websites conducted for Elsevier customers, and established usability best practices.

Online Trends from the CyberCorner
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services

What’s happening in the online world? What’s on the horizon for info pros? What should we be studying, thinking about, and using? Our 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.
Downloadable Books, Audio Books and Video?
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Michelle Jeske,
Manager of Web Information Services and Resource Sharing, Denver Public Library (DPL)

Downloadable media such as Audio E-Books, Movies, and Music is the next reality for libraries. This session provides highlights, tips and lessons learned from DPL’s Audio E-Book initiative and info on their next venture with downloadable video.
Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, October 24, 2005
5 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:45 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 9:45 AM to 2:30 PM

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