The recently appointed University Librarian at UNC-Charlotte, Stan Wilder, played host to folks from Rochester, Rice, Notre Dame, OCLC and Library of Congress who are working on the open sourced eXtensible Catalog. I was lucky enough to be asked to entertain err educate during drinks and dinner before the meeting really got down to business. Since I can’t juggle, I gave a talk on the End of Search, the slides (which may be familiar but not in this configuration) are here:

Don’t worry this was a brief talk. The bartender was there ready to pour when I stopped but he looked interested in the talk so I brought him into the conversation and we were all better for having shared his experiences as a part of our talk. Sorry no video.