Closing Session at the Virtual Reference Desk Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. Recap of conference topics, themes and ideas.
Opening Session at the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presentation on current issues and themes in digital reference and overview of the Virtual Reference Desk accomplishments.
Abstract: Presentation on current issues and themes in digital reference and overview of the Virtual Reference Desk accomplishments.
“Reference Authoring” Friday Seminar SIMS, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Discussed the intersection between digital reference and information retrieval.
“Digital and Information Trends on the Library Landscape,” AASTO RAC, Wilmington, NC. Presented changes in libraries as a result of a changing technology landscape.
Abstract: A discussion of the changing role of libraries in industry from external information providers, to organization wide repositories.
“Building DREW,” Reference Research Roundtable, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Presentation on the Digital Reference Electronic Warehouse.
Abstract: The goals of the DREW project are to: create a schema useful in archiving components of a reference transaction in a standardized manner; work with services to turn their archives into the DREW format; collect, clean, and remove personally identifiable information; create an exploration space for library scientists to create new models, measures, reports, and generalizations about the reference process; and create the infrastructure to allow services to directly benefit from the models the researchers create. Both librarians and researchers will learn how they can participate in the collaborative DREW project.
“Virtual Reference,” NYSLAA Annual Conference, Geneva, NY. Discussion on how virtual reference can impact library assistants.
“Tools and Precision of a User Perspective” Symposium on the Credibility of Internet Information from a User Perspective, Seattle, WA. Discussion on how tools can be used to determine credibility of Internet information.
Abstract: A response/presentation on tools and the credibility of Internet information from the user perspective presented at a symposium co-sposored by ALA, the University of Washington and the MacArthur Foundation. Looks at the differentiating facotrs of Internet information.
“Cooperative Reference,” AgNIC Tenth Annual Meeting, Potomac, MD. Presentation on the value of cooperative reference services.
Abstract: The slides from my AgNIC presentation are now available. This presentation was a discussion of cooperative digital reference and its potential for the Agricultural Network Information Center . You can also hear an audio stream of the presentation as well.
“Breaking the K-12 Crust: The Realities of Digital Libraries for Education,” WebWise, Washington, DC. Presentation on how libraries and museums can better work with K-12 schools.
“Creation of Shared Electronic Collections” Harvard Symposium on the Education Information Commons, Cambridge, MA.
Abstract: This presentation looked at major digital collections for education and the issues derived from how these services are made available to the education community.