Since digitized materials may be part of a what is integrated into a federated search system, this may interest you.
Limited Seating Remains for NFAIS Program on Federated Searching.
The NFAIS program on federated searching scheduled for July 29, 2005 is proving to be very popular and is almost sold out. This one-day meeting will be held at PALINET Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Whether you are an information provider seeking to offer customers an integrated search experience that is simple and efficient, or a librarian/information professional responsible for providing your constituency with the ability to search successfully and effectively across multiple and diverse data sources, this meeting will provide you with the information and contacts needed to meet your objective.
The event will begin with an overview of federated search and the user needs that has driven its development. The remainder of the day will focus on such critical issues as: the challenges that information providers must address when delivering this capability; how various libraries have chosen to implement it; diverse approaches to the post-processing of search results and the effectiveness of each; the development of standards in support of federated search; and the long-term outlook for its successful implementation in today's web-based/online information environment. Join a discussion with other members of the information community about the realities - and practicalities - of providing a seamless search and retrieval experience for the user.
The meeting is limited to 50 participants and is filling up quickly. So if you plan to attend, register now. The program, registration form, directions to the meeting location, and a list of nearby hotels is available at: http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=30.
Registration is $245 for NFAIS members and $295 for non-members (registration fee includes continental breakfast, a box lunch and an afternoon refreshment break). For more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone);
215-893-1564 (fax); mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1958, NFAIS is a premier membership organization of 50 of the world's leading producers of databases, information services, and information technology in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, and the arts and humanities.