UPDATE 2005-06-09: Everything following this update is from January 2005, so the info is a bit dated. The summary is that eventually an SLA 2005 Conference Blog was created. I was selected to be one of the contributors. Read more in my blog in local category SLA2005 to get up-to-date info. ENDUPDATE
The PLA blog is good, they're currently reporting on ALA Midwinter.
So I'm wondering, is there a plan for blogging and wifi at the SLA conference coming up in Toronto?
Since it's nearby, I'm hoping to go.
UPDATE: Am trying to sort my way through this.
Shifted Librarian has a post PLA Blog Living Up to Expectations which talks about conference blogging in very enthusiastic terms.
That posting reminds me I did want to briefly, without getting into flamewar, mention my thoughts on conf blogging and WiFi. I have read comments to the effect of "Why blog? or Don't blog during my presentation, pay attention or Why do you need connectivity?"
Here's the thing. A conference presentation is different from a university course. You are not pouring knowledge into undergrads. You are communicating with your already well-informed, educated peers. Those peers are both busy and smart. Now obviously, people in your presentation should be sensible (not playing videogames, hammering on the keyboard etc.). For me:
- I blog during the sessions because, quite frankly, I rarely manage to write a full-blown retrospective conference report afterwards, and I have a lot better things to do than transcribe paper notes into electronic after the fact too
- To me wireless is self-evident. You mention something that interests me, I can check it out right away. You're covering an area I'm already familiar with, I can be doing something else during that time rather than staring bored into space.
I found a blog from the News Division of SLA
SLA has an "information portal" for members about Blogging and RSS, it is basically just a list of links to articles, blogs, etc.
UPDATE 2005-01-18: Christina has posted to the SLA-PAM (Special Libraries Association - Physics, Astronomy, Math division) mailing list
Also a comment about pre-arranged tagging for conf postings. I had this discussion earlier - what's the best way to find all the blog postings on the net about a particular conference. Based on an idea from Shifted Librarian, how about we agree on tags in advance? Then you can just search for all postings with a particular tag. I propose SLA2005. (I tagged all my Internet Librarian postings with IL2004.)
If your blog software doesn't support tags, you can still techno-tag your postings by adding a link
<a href="http://technorati.com/tag/sla2005" rel="tag">sla2005</a>
Directly referencing this post
Referencing this topic
Check Technorati tag SLA2005.