Information Today Releases Information on Three Conferences

Jan 09, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has released information on its Buying & Selling eContent Conference, Web Search University, and a new event, Enterprise Search Summit. ITI has announced preliminary programming for its Buying & Selling eContent 2004 conference. This year's event is scheduled for April 25-27, 2004, and will return to Marriott's Camelback Inn Resort, Golf Club and Spa, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the course of three days, the varied session leaders and the keynote speakers will focus on major industry trends and issues faced by executives who lead companies that are buying and selling content and by major enterprise buyers. The conference's three keynote speakers are Anthea Stratigos of Outsell, Inc., Louis Borders of Borders Books and KeepMedia, and Allen Weiner of GartnerG2. Workshops and roundtable discussions during the conference include: Content licensing and negotiating; Content aggregation, bundling and packaging; Who buys desktop content, who doesn't (and why), and Enterprise content integration and distribution.

ITI's newest conference, Enterprise Search Summit, is scheduled for May 11-12, 2004, at the Hilton New York. Enterprise Search Summit (ESS) is designed to provide information managers and IT professionals with the tools and information needed to plan for, choose, and deploy an internal search capability. ESS is a two-day program directed toward IT managers, information and knowledge architects, content managers, and Web publishers and developers. The conference will address internal search and findability (and related topics such as taxonomies, categorization, and classification). Along with tutorials offered by vendor/sponsors, the expert faculty and industry analysts will cover the following: The building blocks of "search," including metadata, taxonomies, and classification; The complexities of searching both structured and unstructured content; How to determine which software features are essential; How to differentiate among the wide range of products on the market; and Case studies illustrating examples of enterprise search applications. A full detailed program of events will be available in print and online in late February.

ITI  has also announced the continuation of the WebSearch University (WSU) series with an event to be held May 11-12, 2004 at the Hilton New York in New York. WebSearch University is a learning environment designed to help intermediate to advanced Web searchers hone their skills and learn new search tactics and strategies. The WSU curriculum and course content has been updated for 2004 and includes interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for one-on-one discussions with instructors like Mary Ellen Bates from Bates Information Service, Ran Hock from Online Strategies, and Chris Sherman from Searchwise, Inc. A program of events will be available in print and online in late February. In addition to WSU, Information Today, Inc. is also the conference organizer for Enterprise Search Strategies, Computers in Libraries, KMWorld & Intranets, Streaming Media, Internet Librarian, and Buying & Selling eContent. ITI also publishes many periodicals, books, directories, and online products for the information professional and knowledge management communities.

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