Sunday, July 01, 2007

CFP: Computers in Libraries 2008

CFP: Computers in Libraries 2008
Conference Dates: April 7 - 9, 2008
Conference Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City; Arlington, VA

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Libraries are at the forefront of experimenting with and adopting new technology, but are they as focused on their clients as they are on technology? New tools and processes have ignited creative content mashups, specialized and personalized services for community segments, and exciting new techniques for dealing with voluminous information flows. Now user generated content in conjunction with new tools is shaping the new information world. What new horizons will we find with the integration of “high tech and high touch”? What innovation and change will 2008 bring?

Our conference theme, Innovative Change: Integrating High Tech with High Touch, focuses on how libraries excel when technology advancements match the people capabilities. It highlights leading edge online initiatives and innovations in all types of information enterprises, tools and techniques for enhancing user-friendly digital information flows, information discovery and visualization methods for dealing with today’s information overload, building new communities and supporting online connections in engaging ways, and more. Join us at the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover insights, strategies and practices that will allow us to manage computers, libraries, digital information, and people in a cohesive, exciting, and productive way.

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than 20 years with Internet Librarian and KMWorld & Intranets, is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Computers in Libraries—the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. The conference offers a multifaceted program designed to meet the needs of librarians, information managers, systems professionals, Webmasters and Web managers, content evaluators, intranet strategists, portal creators, and information specialists. The focus of the conference is on leading edge technology that is transforming library operations, products and services, and roles within all types and sizes of library and information services.

Computers in Libraries caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge, offering four simultaneous tracks plus many workshops, networking opportunities, and an extensive exhibit hall. This year’s tracks and themes encompass: People (skills, organizations, roles); Places (virtual & physical); Digital/Virtual Library Services; Research Implementation and Implications; Social Media; Building Communities; Integrating Systems & Strategies; Information Discovery & Search; Technology Planning; Managing Content & E-Resources; Web Tools & Leading Edge Technology; Intranets & Portals; Search Engines, Case Studies of Internet & Intranet Librarians, Library Automation & Infrastructure, Managing Information and Knowledge Assets, E-Learning & Training, Web Design & Development, Streaming Multimedia, Managing Digitally, and more. Speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative, and focus on practical applications, “how to” solutions, and case studies as well as technical and managerial issues. Please consider sharing your knowledge and sending us a proposal to speak. Below are some of the topics we hope to cover, but don’t let this list limit your imagination! We look forward to hearing from you.

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