Helen Mitchell, enterprise search consultant and one of our volunteer judges for this year’s Federated Search Blog contest, will be teaching a one-day course at SLA in New Orleans in June. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in enterprise search. See her bio in this article (third one down.)
The course is divided into a morning and an afternoon piece. There’s a substantial discount for signing up for both parts.
Here are the descriptions for the two parts of the course:
Federated Search, Part 1: Evaluation and Assessment Methodology for Success
Saturday, 06/12/2010 8:00AM -12:00PM
In this age of “information explosion,” quickly finding the most relevant information is a huge challenge for information professionals (IPs). With a tidal wave of information technologies to choose from, IPs often lack the expertise to select the best solution to increase content findability. Consider a federated search (FS) system that can quickly search your subscription databases and unstructured content sources. Learn a methodology to evaluate, select, develop and implement the right FS solution for your organization. This can improve support of your mission, vision and goals.
Federated Search, Part 2: Selecting and Implementing an Effective Solution
Saturday, 06/12/2010 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Current and emerging search technologies can foster information sharing, collaboration, networking and feedback. Finding the most relevant information in a timely manner challenges information professionals because they don’t have an effective enterprise-wide federated search (FS) solution. If you want a better understanding of what federated search is, how to collect these specialized requirements, develop a “Request for Info” (RFI) and a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) and learn how to evaluate federated search products to meet your organizational needs, this course is for you!