As it has done for the past few years, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) sent a team of bloggers to SLA's Annual Conference in Baltimore to share news and to comment on the event. The SLA conference featured many overlapping sessions and business meetings, plus a packed exhibit hall.
The ITI blog team this year included the following:
Dick Kaser, VP Content
Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE
Barbara Brynko, Editor, Information Today
Don Hawkins, Columnist, Information Today
Paula J. Hane, News Bureau Chief
The blog coverage can be read at http://www.infotodayblog.com. There's coverage of the keynotes, many of the sessions, association meetings, receptions (with photos!), and exhibitor news. Here are links to the keynote coverage:
Gwen Ifill on Librarians and Journalists
The Current State of the Internet: Walt Mossberg at the Closing General Session
Here are some highlights (with links) from vendor news covered in the blog. Additional vendor news was covered in last week's NewsBreak and News Digest and this week's Digest (http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks).
Coming Soon from KnovelŚBy Oct. 1, Knovel's complete collection of 890 books will be searchable by chemical structure or substructure. http://www.infotodayblog.com/2006/06/coming-soon-from-knovel.shtml
Alacra Features its 4 "Cs"ŚCompliance, Concordance, Connections, and Current Awareness. Several of these are new and have not been previously announced.
Company Data in a SnapŚNew Company Snippets and Market Alerts from Snapdata.
Springer to Launch eBook CollectionŚA preview of the new e-book collection and new SpringerLink platform that will officially launch at ALA.