Personal perspectives on information science, the evolving Internet, delivery of public services online, Web 2.0, the Web of Data, the Semantic Web, communities, folksonomies and more. With an emphasis upon convergence between some or all of the above, and a UK slant.
Day 2 ofCIL2006is just about to get underway here in Washington DC where the sun is, rather depressingly, still blazing out of a blue sky. I can see that I shall have to make some time to get out of the troglodytic halls today... Still, at least youcanescape to the outside world here. I found out last night that next year's event will be in Crystal City, across the Potomac. Yeuch. Last time I was there, the only 'outside' seemed to be a freeway, and all the people either existed in towers with windows that didn't open orunderthe towers in a rat run of tunnels.
Returning to today, this morning begins withOCLCbuying breakfast, then a keynote on the importance of mobile (I'll have some stats on that in my talk tomorrow, and definitely agree that it's important; just how unusable doesyourweb presence look on a PDA or mobile phone?).
After that, I'm torn betweenLorcanandAlane, both of whom have every potential to be among my highlights of the event. Typical.
Anyway, I'll blog whichever one I go to, along with the Keynote, onpanlibus. OCLC's breakfast will end up either here orpanlibus, depending upon whether the highpoint is the pancakes or the conversation.
Should probably then find some time to finish tomorrow afternoon's presentation...