The Computers In Libraries (CiL) Conference generated a fair amount of buzz on the Web. Those of you, like me, who weren’t there might appreciate some of the links I rounded up:
- Rich Turner’s winning essay in the Federated Search Blog writing contest was published in Computer in Libraries Magazine. The essay is also available at EnterpriseSearchCenter.com to registered users. Registration is free.
- Quite a number of people tweeted, using hash tag #cil2009. There are even some tweets with “federated search” and #cil2009 in them. Some friendfeed activity too.
- I interviewed one of my clients, Dr. Walt Warnick, Director of DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), regarding the two sessions he co-led at the conference and I blogged about it at OSTI’s Blog.
- Dr. Warnick’s CiL presentation, Information Discovery: Science & Health, which he delivered at one of his sessions, is available at the CiL website. Laura Solomon’s presentation, which she delivered in a session she led with Dr. Warnick, Federated Search: Growing Your Own Tools, is available on Slideshare.net.
- Information Today blogged about the conference and they created a wiki.
- As of this writing, Technorati finds 134 blog posts tagged “cil2009.” Of interest to readers of this blog might be posts by Jill Hurst-Wahl on the Future of Federated Search, Mile highbrarian’s review of the “roll your own federated search” talk, and eclectic librarian’s brush with the subject.
Update: 4/6/09: Derik B from the ManInkBeard Blog has a couple of great “visual notes” from Dr. Warnick and Ms. Solomon’s session:
Have I missed your coverage of federated search at CiL? Let me know and I’ll give you a link.
Also, stay tuned, in the next week or so, for a writeup from Rich Turner about his experiences with the writing contest and his participation on the CiL panel.