IRE Annual Conference 2003

Good morning from IRE:

Internet access hasn’t been easy so far but the demo room is not busy right now, so here goes:

Yesterday, the CAR day, was great for researchers. Five panels had news researchers speaking! Starting in the morning with Toby Lyles (Raleigh) and Alice Hart Wertheim (Atlana)speaking on finding people using public records, databases, etc. Then I spoke on organizing Web links, along with Derek Willis of The Scoop, who talked about XML/RSS. Next Margot Williams (Wash. Post) and Gary Price (Resource Shelf) talked about the invisible Web and supersearching. Later, Anne Mintz (Forbes) talked about determining authenticity of Websites.

The researcher panels were well attended and handouts disappeared before they were done. Handouts from all panels should be available on the IRE Website within a few days. Mine is on my site (look in left hand column under ‘presentations’).

Researchers also gathered for a brief meeting and will have a brownbag lunch today. When I can get better net access I’ll post some photos…..

– Liz Donovan, from Washington, DC.

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