May 29-30, 2008
  Macalester College
  St. Paul, MN
John Riedl
Professor, Computer Science, Univ of Minnesota

Riedl, author of Word of Mouse: The Marketing Power of Collaborative Filtering, is a pioneer in recommendor and collaborative filtering systems.

"Creating the Social Web"

The Social Web is reflecting a radical change in the nature of publishing: the who, what, why, and how of authoring is changing in ways not imagined even five years ago. In this talk we will explore the new terrain of publishing by visiting social web sites, and through online videos and even confessionals. We will be exploring three key questions: (1) Why is this happening? What are the technological and social drivers? (2) What does the social web mean for the future of publishing? Who will be in control? (3) Should information professionals support or resist these changes? How?

Rachel S. Smith
Vice President, NMC Services,  New Media Consortium

Alan Levine
Vice President , NMC Community and Chief Technology Officer, New Media Consortium

Smith and Levine work with the New Media Consortium, an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate and support learning and creative expression. The NMC participates in the publication of the annual Horizon Report which identifies emerging technologies that will have an impact on learning organizations.

John Reidl

Rachel S. Smith

Alan Levine

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