Conference Themes 2010 Final List For Call For Speakers


The main themes are underlined and the sub bullets represent the topics we would like papers to focus on.

Linked data in action and semantic web techniques
• The business case for linked data, including ROI
• Examples of linked data and semantic technology creating new resources for improved service delivery
• Licensing and business models in a world of linked data
• Data quality issues with linked data: monitoring integrity and provenance of data
• End user issues: accessing linked data from data stores
• Open data initiative: challenges and opportunities
• Examples of RDFa implementation
• Taxonomies, folksonomies and enterprise semantics
• Examples of enterprise mash ups

Implementing a social media strategy across the organisation
• The business case and strategic roll out of social media across the organisation
• Social media and the impact on organisational structures and hierarchies
• Strategic social media and ROI
• Enterprise 2.0 in action
• Leadership skills: Information Professionals leading from the bottom up and creating the conditions for success in 21st century organisations

Using social media in the workplace
• Innovative applications of social media for collaboration and knowledge sharing
• The value of Twitter as a business/educational tool
• Barriers to use of social media in the organisation
• Metrics for measuring the value of social media
• The evolution of communities: how will they grow and how can their value be measured?
• Behaviours of young people using social media and how this can be transferred into the workplace

Challenges & Opportunities for the information professional
• Techniques for exercising power in the organisational information space
• Issues in managing Personal vs. Public identities. Who can we trust?
• Risks and legal issues of using online tools
• Justifying information services in tough times
• Outsourcing of library and information services
• Skill sets and capabilities for the semantic web
• Exploiting personal learning networks for new skills and capabilities
• The evolving role of the information professional

New platforms for delivering content
• The rise of mobile apps and new models for delivering content
• Opportunities in mobile search tools and location specific data
• ‘Accessing the cloud’ with a mobile device
• Delivering (academic) library services/applications via mobile devices
• Sharing information across new platforms: risks and legal issues
• Examples of moving to ‘the cloud’ in libraries/universities
• Managing data in the cloud: access, security, reliability, trust, compliance
• The iPad and the impact on eBooks

Libraries & Publishing
• Next generation libraries
• ‘The Library As A Place’
• Innovation in library 2.0
• Social networking in libraries
• Tools and techniques for marketing libraries
• Measuring the value of library services
• Using open source software, open licences and open data in libraries
• Progress with ONIX-PL for licences
• Open access publishing and digital repositories
• Online peer review processes
• Future of book publishing
• eBooks
• Google Book Settlement

Information management in the public sector
• Transforming government using web 2.0 and open data initiatives (such as
• e-democracy and e-participation: using online tools to encourage user participation
• Examples of information management and knowledge management projects delivering ROI
• Delivering value in service provision in tough times/budget cuts
• Outsourcing of information and library services by central and local government
• Examples of cloud computing projects

Internet Search 2010
• The value of social media search vs. traditional search
• Social and real time search tools and their impact on monitoring social media
• Mining social media for competitive and business information
• Searching images/multimedia: possibilities and challenges
• Multimedia and rights management: Information professionals promoting/enforcing copyright
• Personalisation of search results
• Web search strategies: top tips and techniques for information professionals
• New and alternative search engines
• Opportunities with the real time web: discovery vs. search
• Semantic search in action

Enterprise information management
• Search enabled applications: embedding search into existing applications
• Open source and cloud computing
• Google vs. Microsoft
• Implementing Google Apps
• Deploying SharePoint: case studies

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