Education Institute is hosting an hour-long web conference, Federated Search: New Tools and Best Practices, on January 8th at 1:00pm Eastern Time. Here’s the description from the Education Institute web-site:
Do you have a federated searching tool or are thinking about getting one? Federated search is an important tool that enables libraries to give users what they want: good information, fast and easily. A brief discussion of the mechanics of fed search tool will be followed by a discussion of recent developments in the field. What are the best practices for implementing and configuring you federated search? Tune in and find out.
The presenters are Frank Cervone and Jeff Wisniewski. Their bios are on the registration page for the web conference.
Cervone and Wisniewski delivered a presentation at Internet Librarian 2007 in October: Recent Trends in Federated Search: A Snapshot of the Landscape Today. Deep Web Technologies founder Abe Lederman was in the audience and he reports that the talk was informative as well as entertaining.
I will be attending the web conference and will report back on what I learn.