Category Archives: 2004

Archiving Human Intermediation: The Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse (DREW) Project

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“Archiving Human Intermediation: The Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse (DREW) Project” ASIS and T Annual Conference, Providence, RI Abstract: Scott Nicholson and R. David Lankes will present their plans and status for the Development of the Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse (DREW), an NSF funded project for which will create archival standards for reference transactions, create anonymization…

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Research in Digital Reference

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“Research in Digital Reference.” Virtual Refernece Desk Annual Conference Abstract: Participate in a “town hall” meeting on research. After a brief update on selected issues, the speakers will solicit ideas for supporting an ongoing research effort to study and improve digital reference. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/VRDResearch.pdf

Virtual Reference Desk Opening Comments

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Virtual Reference Desk Opening Comments. Cincinnati, Ohio Abstract: A brief presentation to discuss trends and thoughts on digital reference as it “grows up.” Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/opening.pdf

Creating a Multi-Disciplinary Knowledge Base to Preserve Human Intermediation

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Creating a Multi-Disciplinary Knowledge Base to Preserve Human Intermediation Abstract: Presentation at the 6th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference. The goal of the DREW project is to create a warehouse for digital reference transactions to aid researchers in the exploration of digital reference. The first stage in this process is to determine the standard for…

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Standardizing your Website

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“Standardizing your Website” Preconference Presentation VRD2004, Cincinnati, OH. Discussed the importance of technical standards in reference librarianship with Donna Dinberg. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/preconference.pdf

Closing Session of the Virtual Refernce Desk Conference

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Closing Session of the Virtual Refernce Desk Conference. Cincinnati, OH. Abstract: Slides from the closing session of the 6th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/Closing.pdf

Reenergizing the Academic Library

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“Reenergizing the Academic Library” Lunch presentation to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Association, Valley Forge, PA. Abstract: We live in an information age. Access to information is an ever-decreasing problem. Making sense of information is an ever-increasing issue. How can academic libraries embrace the tools of the information age and become true knowledge organizations, and not…

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The Roles of Digital Reference in a Digital Library Environment

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“The Roles of Digital Reference in a Digital Library Environment” Invited presentation to the International Conference of Digital Library-Advance the Efficiency of Knowledge Utilization, Beijing, China. Abstract: An invited presentation on digital reference, integrating digital reference into digital libraries, and the evolution of digital reference knowledge bases. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/DigRefChina.pdf

Managing Services in the Digital Library: Future of Reference Services

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“Managing Services in the Digital Library: Future of Reference Services” National library of China, Beijing, China. Presented a lecture on digital reference and how it can be incorporated into digital libraries. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/NLChinaKN.pdf

The Reference Revival

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“The Reference Revival” Keynote to WiLS World Annual Conference, Madison, WI. Abstract: Digital or virtual reference has become an active community that has deployed digital reference widely across library types. Now the reference community is using the lessons learned to energize reference and the library as a whole. This talk will outline those lessons and…

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The Digital Reference Transition

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“The Digital Reference Transition” University of Maryland Digital Dateline Lecture, College Park, MD. Abstract: An AskERIC case study and discussion of induction in libraries. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/UMD.pdf

Costs and Benefits of Virtual Reference: Is it Worth It?

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“Costs and Benefits of Virtual Reference: Is it Worth It?” Ontario Library Association’s Superconference, Toronto, ON Canada. Abstract: A discussion of the costs and benefits of digital reference. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/CostVR.pdf

Repackaging Librarianship

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“Repackaging Librarianship” OCLC Symposium: The Reference Reality Check – A Practical Look at Rethinking Reference, San Diego, CA. Abstract: An introduction to librarians as knowledge organizations that must be facile in tools of the information age. Slides: http://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2004/OCLCSymp.pdf