(1 hour, 37 minutes)
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
In a fast paced session, Sherman and Price will discuss the rapidly
evolving landscape of web search and its role for the online researcher.
They'll cover some of the changes that have roiled the industry
over the past year, the "Googlization" of search, and
some of the important trends and issues of concern to information
professionals. Throughout the presentation the speakers will offer
numerous resources and tips for use after the presentation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Gary Price is a librarian, information research
consultant, and writer based in suburban Washington D.C.
A native of the Chicago area, he earned his Masters of Library
and Information Science degree from Wayne State University in
Detroit, Michigan. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from
the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
Gary is the editor and compiler of The ResourceShelf (http://www.resourceshelf.com).
This daily electronic newsletter is where he posts news and other
resources of interest to the online researcher.
He has also compiled several well-known web research tools including
Price's List of Lists and direct search, a compilation of Invisible
Web databases. These and other compilations have been mentioned
in numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian,
and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Gary is a frequent speaker at professional and trade conferences,
a contributor to Searcher magazine, and the co-author with Chris
Sherman of The Invisible Web, published by CyberAge Books. In
January, 2003 Price was the Guest Editor of Search Day.
In the Summer of 2002, he received the Innovations in Technology
Award from the Special Libraries Association.
From February, 1995 through April, 2001 Gary worked as a Reference
Librarian at The George Washington University.
Chris Sherman is President of Searchwise, a
Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm, and Editor of SearchDay,
a daily newsletter from SearchEngineWatch.com. He is a regular
contributor to Information Today, Online, EContent and other information
industry journals, and a regular presenter at information industry
conferences and workshops.
He has delivered keynote addresses to the annual conferences
of the Australian Library Association, the Association of Professional
Researchers for Advancement, the Association of Independent Information
Professionals, the European Association of Information Services,
and numerous others.
Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary
inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the co-author
(with Gary Price) of "The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information
Sources Search Engines Can't See" from CyberAge Books. His
previous books include The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The
Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal
from John Wiley & Sons.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in developing multimedia
and Internet applications. Early in his career, he worked on prototypes
of many products and concepts that are now commonplace, such as
CD ROM multimedia technologies and interactive cable television.
Later, he was Vice President of Technology for a global management
consulting firm based in Amsterdam.
Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994,
when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients.
His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture,
Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies,
and the Scripps Clinic. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search
Guide for About.com. Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive
Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's
degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of
California, San Diego.
Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford
to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google
in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.