Archived Webcast of Gary Price’s SLA Annual Conference Presentation
The archived Webcast (.rm) of Gary Price’s presentation Extreme Searching at the Special Libraries Association 2004 Annual Conference is available. He also has an accompanying handout. He gives an update and mentions some trends in search engine technology, as well as giving tips for better searching. He also reminds us that there’s more to the Web than Google and search engines aren’t the best method for finding many things.
I’m not going to post constant updates as everything’s being added to the News Division Web site ’cause that diverts my time from posting presentations and will overload you; I’ll just mention a few highlights as I go along. Keep tabs on the conference page. I’ve got a few presentations patiently waiting for me to code them, but I’m still waiting for materials from a number of presenters. I know some presentations will be delayed because of vacations. Thanks to those of you who have or will send me things and thanks to Carolyn Edds who did some heavy recruiting for the Web site at the conference after I returned to work. It’ll be a little slow-going for a little while, but I am going to keep plugging away at the presentations.
Addendum 6/19: Someone pointed out that the URL for the audio file was incorrect. It is now fixed and should work properly. Ah, yes, the importance of checking links. Don’t worry: it was correct on the Special Libraries Association News Division Web site.
Webcast of Gary Price’s SLA Annual Conference Session Exteme Searching
The Special Libraries Association 2004 Annual Conference session Extreme Searching (Practitioner’s Toolkit) with Gary Price will be Webcast on Wednesday, June 9, from 1:15-2:30 pm CST. The Webcast URL is http://stream.ire.org:8080/ramgen/encoder/slanews.rm. (Note: This URL will only work during the conference presentation when the Webcast is in progress.) If the file is archived as planned, it may be available later on the SLA News Division Web site’s 2004 annual conference page (direct link with no frames).
Update on Webcast test:
From Carolyn Edds:
This is a reminder about the Webcast test to be held this Wednesday from 1:15 to 2:30 CST. The address for the Webcast (both test and live version) will be http://stream.ire.org:8080/ramgen/encoder/slanews.rm
The test is for you. If you plan to listen to this session on Wednesday, June 9, try to tune in this Wednesday to see if you can hear everything fine. If you experience any technical difficulties, contact your IT department to resolve them.
Conference Web feed test:
Via IRE’s Carolyn Edds, info on one of the most popular sessions to be held in Nashville, available in audio on the Web:
Once again, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is proud to offer its Web streaming services to the SLA News Division to Webcast a session during the annual SLA conference. The session to be Webcast is:
Wednesday, June 9, 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Extreme Searching (Practitioner’s Toolkit).
Speaker: Gary Price
Looking for web search tricks that will wow the newsroom? Trying to fine-tune your knowledge of searching on the web? Come hear the expert talk about what’s new and share tips and tricks that you can bring back.
We will run a test of the Webcast next Wednesday, May 26th, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. This is Central Standard Time. For those that plan to tune in during the conference, this will give you an opportunity to check your computer setup to see if everything works correctly. I will send out the URL for the test and another reminder next week.
On the road:
Just successfully made a wireless connection in the LaGuardia terminal (AA). This is the first time I’ve done this outside of the Herald newsroom! A new milestone!
Traffic outside the Marriott was incredible this afternoon and the three of us who finally shared a cab to the airport feared we’d miss our flights for awhile, after waiting for shuttles/cab for at least an hour. But all turned out well.
I hope you all got to catch the Webcast of Gary and Marydee’s talk this afternoon, because people in the building got left out. It was obviously a much too small room, and a late venue change, so I hope the Webcast got set up OK.
I did sit outside in the hall for awhile and Gary was talking about some fascinating things. Some news division members saw other Gary Price talks and found them incredibly interesting. Lu-Ann Farrar from Lexington told me she was thrilled to learn about TinyURL.com, among other things.
We had a great discussion of repurposing archives this afternoon, too. Ginny Everett, Leigh Montgomery, Sharon Clairmont, and Claire Wollen described how they have all become devoted to making money and marketing, particulary with photo sales. Fascinating. At our paper, we did all this once and then stopped most of it. I expect we’ll be going back to it. Everyone seems to be.
The international panel was fascinating too. Laura Soto-Barra described the functions of a news library in Ecuador that’s doing some amazing stuff. I know (having once visited some news organizations in Chile) that Latin newspapers have incredible plants and technology, many having gotten help and advice from the IAPA: Laura’s experience confirms that.
Will Roestenburg described his Dutch newspaper group and their functions. Another speaker from the Netherlands discussed the corporate intranet and research functions of KPMG.
The Wednesday, June 11, session with Gary Price and Marydee Ojala “Blogs, Mags, etc.: How to keep up to date on the ‘Net” will be Webcast live beginning at 4 pm EST from http://stream.ire.org:8080/ramgen/encoder/stream.rm. The session should last until approximately 5:30 pm EST. (A very special thanks to Carolyn Edds and our friends at IRE for providing the technology for the Webcast!)
–From Jessica, the News Division Webmaster