“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 tools, and apply bibliomining to create a management information system and create the collaborative infrastructure to make the DREW a reality.
“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.
Virtual Reference Desk Opening Comments. Cincinnati, Ohio
Abstract: A brief presentation to discuss trends and thoughts on digital reference as it “grows up.”
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 the digital reference archive through a study of current services. The results of this study will be presented and the future of the DREW project will be explored.
“Standardizing your Website” Preconference Presentation VRD2004, Cincinnati, OH. Discussed the importance of technical standards in reference librarianship with Donna Dinberg.
Closing Session of the Virtual Refernce Desk Conference. Cincinnati, OH.
Abstract: Slides from the closing session of the 6th Annual Virtual Reference Desk Conference
“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 simply information gatekeepers? How can libraries re-center themselves in the academy saturated with information and full-text? This presentation will present a vision and mission for academic libraries as an evolving and central unit in the pursuit of education and knowledge.
“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.
“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.
“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 how they can be used to energize the library community on a local, national and international level.