[Asis-l] NEASIST program: It's Not Just Google Anymore: Blogs and the Latest in Search Engines - April 28, 2003
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dhelman at mit.edu
Tue Apr 1 20:05:08 EST 2003
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The New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and
Technology (NEASIST) presents the following:
It's Not Just Google Anymore: Blogs and the Latest in Search Engines
Monday, April 28, 2003
9:15am - 4pm
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA
Have you found yourself in a Google rut? Sure, Google is great, but what
other tools for finding information on the web are you missing out on? Our
speakers will address the latest developments in search engine technologies
and the rapid growth of "blogs," aka weblogs. Also, get ideas on how you
can use blogs to communicate and share information within your own community.
Speakers will include: Steven Cohen, Ran Hock, Jenny Levine, Greg Notess
and Jessamyn West (bios below)
$55 ASIS&T Members
$30 Student/Retiree/Between Jobs
To register: http://www.asis.org/Chapters/neasis/pc/programs/20030428.html
Steven M. Cohen is Assistant Librarian for Rivkin Radler, LLP in
Uniondale, NY. He is the creator of
<http://www.librarystuff.net/>Library Stuff, a library weblog dedicated to
to resources for keeping current and professional development. He is also
the Internet Spotlight columnist for Public Libraries Magazine and his
first book on keeping current will be published by ALA early in 2004.
Ran Hock has trained over 10,000 online researchers over the last 20 years
and has created courses on using the Internet for professional
associations, government agencies, schools, libraries, and companies. He
is the author of The Extreme Searcher's Guide to Web Search Engines, and is
a frequent contributor and columnist for professional journals.
Jenny Levine is the creator of the <http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/>The
Shifted Librarian. Her goal is to help librarians stay current with new
technologies and illustrate how to integrate them into library services in
order to become more "portable" to their users. The title of her blog comes
from her theory that we are "shifting information" so that it now comes to
us wherever we are, rather than us pursuing it where it resides. She wants
to make sure libraries shift into their users' worlds in order to provide
that information to them whenever and wherever they may be.
Greg R. Notess has been writing, speaking, and consulting about the
Internet information resources since 1991. A three-time Information
Authorship award winner, he is "On the Net" and "Internet Search Engine
Update" columnist for ONLINE. Greg is the author of the first three
editions of Government Information on the Internet, a directory of U.S.
federal, state, local, and international government Web sites and also
compiled Internet Access Providers: An International Resource Directory,
published in 1994. He is currently working on a new book about teaching Web
searching. On the Web, Greg maintains
<http://searchengineshowdown.com/>Search Engine Showdown which reviews,
compares, analyzes, and tries to keep current with the rapidly changing Web
search tools. Greg has consulted for several major (and minor) search
engines and is also an associate professor and reference librarian at
Montana State University-Bozeman.
Freelance librarian Jessamyn West is the editor of
<http://www.librarian.net/>librarian.<http://www.librarian.net/>net and a
frequent lecturer, writer and activist on library issues. She has worked
for public and academic libraries as well as Google Answers and the Gates
Foundation. She co-edited Revolting Librarians Redux, coming out in late 2003.
Questions about the program? Please contact Darcy Duke (darcy at mit.edu),
Program Chair for NEASIST.
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