The six judges, noted federated search experts, have selected Rich Turner, Vice President of Marketing at Content Analyst Company, LLC, as the grand-prize writing contest winner. Mr. Turner receives a $500 award from contest and blog sponsor Deep Web Technologies. Additionally, his essay will be published in the April edition of Information Today’s Computers in Libraries Magazine. And, if that weren’t enough, Mr. Turner will participate in a panel discussion with noted industry experts Frank Cervone and Jeff Wisniewski at the upcoming Computers in Libraries Conference.

The Computers in Libraries Conference panel will be on April 1st. Here’s the description from the Conference web-site:

A301 – The Future of Federated Search
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Frank Cervone, Director of Library, Information, and Media Studies, Chicago State University
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Rich Turner, SVP, Marketing, Content Analyst Company, LLC

The federated search landscape market has many vendors offering a multitude of systems with different feature sets. From basic search and retrieval to clustering and visualization, this session focuses on what’s out there, describes the array of products available, looks at what’s new, and takes a stab at what the future holds for federated search. Come and get a handle on the dynamic federated search marketplace and what steps you need to take for your environment. Features Federated Search Blog Contest Winner (Sponsored by Deep Web Technologies) Rich Turner.

The Federated Search Blog and Deep Web Technologies also congratulates Steven Bell, whose essay won second place and earned him $250, and Lee LeBlanc, whose third-place essay earned him $100. Mr. Bell is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University in Philadelphia. Mr. LeBlanc is Tametheweb.com Contributing Author and Continuing Education/Emerging Technologies Coordinator at Southwest Florida Library Network.

I will be publishing Mr. Bell’s and Mr. LeBlanc’s essays on the next two Fridays. I will hold off on publishing Mr. Turner’s essay until after Computers In Libraries publishes it.

I would like to thank our esteemed judges for their service: Marshall Breeding, Miriam Drake, Carl Grant, Judy Luther, Peter Noerr, and Roy Tennant.

Congratulations, everyone!

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!


This entry was posted on Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 6:58 am and is filed under contest. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or TrackBack URI from your own site.

One Response to "Announcing federated search writing contest winners"

  1. 1 Hope Leman
    January 16th, 2009 at 7:31 am  

    Wow-quite impressive group of people. I have heard Frank Cervone and Roy Tennant speak at conferences and always read Marshall Breeding’s columns. I subscribe to Computers in Libraries Magazine so look forward to seeing the winning essay in it.

Leave a reply

Name (*)
Mail (*)