Tuesday, September 19, 2006

JIBS Federated Searching Conference

JIBS is pleased to announce a one day conference entitled:

“Federated Searching, what?, why? and how? : an introduction to federated searching technology and developments"

To be held at the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester, Wednesday 22nd November, 2006.

JIBS will host this one day conference aimed at library and information practitioners, within the higher and further education sectors. As electronic content and sources of information, provided by academic libraries, become greater and vaster, the need for federated searching technologies has increased. This conference will introduce delegates to the concepts of federated searching (also known as meta-searching) of library content, and will illustrate some of the current developments and initiatives within this field. Presentations will include experiences of implementing a federated search engine, and also the development of bespoke federated searching for specific institutions and for a specific sector. For those currently involved in federated searching, or even interested parties who are new to the concept, this conference will provide plenty of thought provoking examples of the current federated searching climate.

For programme details and a booking form please see the JIBS web page:

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