SLA 2011 Schedule of Events

Here is a list of the News Division programs at the 2011 SLA Conference in Philadelphia. For more information about the conference, check out the Conference Planner on the SLA website.

Saturday, June 11
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tour of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunday, June 12
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
News Division Executive Board Meeting

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
News Division Open House and Silent Auction

Monday, June 13
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
The Useful Archive
Speakers: Ed Summers, Information Technology Specialist, Library of Congress, and Derek Willis, Researcher, The New York Times
The Linked Data movement is an effort by W3C, the Library of Congress, and others to link heretofore unconnected data and make it findable on the Semantic Web. The session panelists will explain the purposes and goals of linked data, how it works, and how it can make your archives more useful for internal users and external information seekers.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Intentional Misinformation on the Internet
Speakers: Anne Mintz, DeskSet Intelligence, and Elizabeth Edwards, Independent
This session will focus on consequential examples of intentional misinformation and remedies for those who are caught unawares.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
News Division Business Meeting

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
News Division Awards Reception

Tuesday, June 14
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Researching Privately Held Companies: Information Sources and Techniques That Work
Speakers: August Jackson, Market Intelligence Analyst and Project Manager, Verizon
A key issue facing information and CI professionals is obtaining information on privately held companies. Attendees will learn how to solve one of their biggest information challenges.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Taxonomies and News
Speakers: Keith DeWeese, Director, Information and Semantics Management, Tribune Company, and Seth Earley, CEO, Earley & Associates, Inc.
The panel will focus on the automated indexing of news content in the context of ontology development and with taxonomy, controlled vocabulary management, and algorithms/logic/axioms implicit.

Wednesday, June 15
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
“Opening” the Special Library: Open Source, Open Content, Open Data and More
Speakers: Mike Linksvayer, Vice President, Creative Commons, and Amanda Hickman
This session will feature an interactive discussion of the merits and drawbacks of implementing and using these new technologies and protocols. Is “open” reliable, authenticated and trustworthy? Are management and IT on board? The session will include a demonstration by DocumentCloud, an open source document repository/OCR resource for journalists and others working with primary documents.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mining Public Records
Speakers: Bridget Gilhool, Head Librarian, Antitrust Library, U.S. Department of Justice, and Jennifer McMahan, U.S. Department of Justice
Moderator: Marie Kaddell, LexisNexis
This program will cover sites and strategies useful in public records research. We will demonstrate creative ways to use (mostly) free sites on the Web to find location and real property data, birth/death and marriage/divorce records, company affiliations, professional licenses, court records, and more.

–Julie Domel

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