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Ken Varnum

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I'm the Web Systems Manager at the University of Michigan Libraries. In my copious free time, I write about RSS, content syndication, and other 2.0 sorts of things at RSS4Lib:  Innovative Ways Libraries Use RSS. See my web site for a biography and publications.


This is my first time attending or speaking at Computers in Libraries (though I spoke at Intranets several times in the late '90s). My colleague Mike Creech and I will talk about "Findability: Information not Location," session A305 -- the last time slot of the conference. Please come. We don't want to speak to an empty room.


Get in touch with me by email ( ken at varnum dot org ) or IM ( kvarnum at mac dot com ).




Sunday, April 6


Time What
4:30Arrive in DC
??? Dinner with friends

Monday, April 7


Time First Choice Second Choice
9:00 - 9:45Keynote
10:30 - 11:15C101:Going Local in the LibraryB101: Web 2.0 Services
11:30 - 12:15A102: Mobile Search
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30B102: Library Web PresenceA103: What's New with Federated Search
3:15 - 4:00A104: Text-Mining Open SourcesB104: Widgets, Tools, and Doodads
4:15 - 5:00C105: User Generated ContentB105: What Do Users Really Do in their Native Habitat?
5:00 - 5:45Reception
6:00 - ???Dinner -- No specific plans yet


Tuesday, April 8


Time First Choice Second Choice
9:00 - 9:45Keynote
10:30 - 11:15A201; Next-Generation Library InterfacesC201: Wikis
11:30 - 12:15B202: Drupal & Libraries
12:15 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 2:15C203: Facebook Apps & Libraries Friendly Future
2:30 - 3:15B204: Harnessing New Data Visualization ToolsC204: Demystifying & Integrating Web 2.0
4:00 - 5:00A205: Catalog EffectivenessC205: 2.0 Pecha Kucha
5:00 - 7:30Reception
6:00 - ??? Dinner with Meredith Farkas, Nicole Engard, Ryan Deschamps, and others
7:30 - 9:00InfoTubey Awards


Wednesday, April 9


Time First Choice Second Choice
9:00 - 9:45Keynote
10:30 - 11:15B301: Open Source Landscape
11:30 - 12:15A302: One Click AheadB302: Open Source Applications
12:15 - 1:45Lunch
1:45 - 2:30B303: Open Source Library AutomationA303: Google Tracking
2:45 - 3:30A304: What's Hot in RSS & Social Software
3:45 - 4:30PRESENTING: Findability: Information not Location
6:00Head Home

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