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NFAIS: Photos

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NFAIS: Miles Conrad Lecture

The day ended with Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC who gave the Miles Conrad Lecture on “Universities, libraries, collections, futures.” Lorcan started by warning us that he does not have a lot of evidence to show us in relation to the trends he is going to introduce us to. Education Trends Lorcan began by taking us on a tour of universities in his area of Ohio via Google Maps. In this  [ Read More ]

Del Sattertwhaite was up next talking about “Emerging Technologies for Faster and More Effective Information Access.” The focus of the talk was how do you get faster results from a software perspective to our searches. All of the improvements in search speed has been in response to hardware upgrades up till now. Del gave us an example for how search engines work – how do you find the 6 smallest  [ Read More ]

NFAIS: Multi-Lingual Federated Search

Abe Lederman from Deep Web Technologies was up next with his talk entitled: “Federated Search: Breaking Down the Language Barrier.” Abe talked to us about his new multi-lingual federated search tool. This will help non-English speakers to find content and it will also introduce English speakers to diverse perspectives from researchers in other countries. The translation tool they created is called Explorit. Basically to use this tool a user will  [ Read More ]

Guru Rao from Molecular Connections started the afternoon session with “Driving Publishing to Discovery: Adapting to the new age consume needs.” Guru started by showing us two models. In the traditional model, the consumer subscribes to knowledgebase engines, studies the output, and then goes to the DB to find the data. In the new model – the discovery based model, the consumer goes to the publisher db and that db  [ Read More ]

Brigitte Ricou-Bellan from Dow Jones gave us a talk entitled ‘Redefining the Business Information Value Equation in the Enterprise.’ Brigitte started with the “customer problem.” The biggest problem is that new is everywhere! Researchers use more than just one site to find information (on average they use 5 sites per day to find information). Next, “search doesn’t mean find.” When looking for relevant and good information searching on the web  [ Read More ]

NFAIS: The New Aggregation

Barry Graubart from Alacra talked to us about ‘The New Aggregation’ and the Alacra Pulse product. Barry started by telling us what we already know – news breaks on the web now, research has gotten decentralized, and “good enough” is now good enough. Barry deals with the financial market (bankers) so his examples refer to those doing business in the finance world. The goal is to find out the nuggets  [ Read More ]

NFAIS: Evolving the Scientific Article

First up in the ‘A Fresh Look at Content’ track was Dr. Emilie Marcus from Cell Press with her talk entitled “Evolving the Scientific Article.’ Emilie talked to about the ‘article of the future.’ The original goals of the project was the rethink the online presentation of the article including supplementary information such as videos, sound, animation and involving the scientific community in developing and refining the ideas. In July  [ Read More ]

Christine McCue followed with her talk entitled: ‘Innovation for Today’s Chemical Researchers.’ Chrstine’s talk focused on the SciFinder product from CAS and how to use social media with and for the product. She found some stats about social media like 25% of page views start from a social media site – meaning we’re clicking through links on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, etc to get to new resources on the web (I  [ Read More ]

Alisa Bowen from Thomson Reuters was up next to talk to us about ‘Creating new value for business professionals.’ Alisa focused her talk on mobile resources. The first question is why are we talking about this now? Mobile phones and smart phones have been around for a while. In short, she thinks we’ve passed a tipping point with 55 million people using the Internet on their mobile phone and this  [ Read More ]

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