Wednesday 26 October 2011
W1 - WebSearch Academy
Sharpen your search skills, keep up with the changing web world and learn the vital elements of effective research at WebSearch Academy.
WebSearch Academy offers the perfect opportunity to learn from world-class power searchers. This one-day event enhances your search creativity, provides essential information about changes in search engines, introduces new resources, and puts it in context for serious researchers – information professionals, librarians, freelancers, journalists, information managers, and serious researchers. Revisit how you use the internet for research. Rethink your approach to search.
Academy topics include the following:
- Search Engine Update
- Alternative Search Engines
- Searching the Social, Real-time web
- Strategising Search
W2 - Fundamentals of Taxonomies, Metadata and Digital Asset Management
This one-day workshop introduces the basic concepts, terminology, practices and application of digital asset management before moving on to discussions about metadata, workflow, taxonomy, data security and preservation of digital assets.
As well as covering the fundamentals of metadata, topics include metadata standards, best practices, asset evaluation and categorisation, controlled vocabulary, interoperability, taxonomies, processes and workflow, as well as advanced best practices, workflows and metadata optimisation.
W3 - Web Managers Academy
Expectations of what constitutes a good website grow higher by the day. Users want an intuitive interface, constant accessibility and high quality information. Administrators are increasingly seeking both qualitative and quantitative data to justify the expense of maintaining and updating websites. Library web managers must satisfy all these demands and anticipate new requirements.
This half-day worshop explores ways to take your website to the next level. Get tips, techniques and strategies to help you in your web manager role. Learn about cool tools and new technologies, supported by examples and practical implementation advice, as well as how to evaluate and measure the strengths and weaknesses of your website.
SLA Europe Networking Reception
SLA Europe and Information Today are pleased to present an evening of networking drinks and discussion for ILI delegates and SLA Europe members, generously sponsored by EBSCO, on Wednesday 26 October from 18.30 – 20.30. Come along and kick start ILI by meeting your fellow Internet Librarian International delegates, discussing the hot topic of the day, and find out more about SLA Europe.