4-5: San Francisco (The Palace Hotel). The second annual SIIA NetGain focuses on the Convergence of Content & Technology with discussions ranging from business models and developing applications to content for the mobile web, cloud computing, social media, innovation, and the semantic web. Highlights include the CODiEs Finalist Showcase and the CODiE Awards Gala.
Site: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105; contact www.siia.net.
6-10: Milan, Italy (Milanofiori Congress Center). The 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2009) focuses on databases and information systems integration, artificial intelligence and decision support systems, information systems analysis and specification, software agents and internet computing, and human-computer interaction.
Site: Milanofiori Congress Center, Strada IA, Milanofiori, 20090 Assago (Milan) Italy; contact www.iceis.org.
11-14: San Francisco (Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco). The 2009 Mark Logic User Conference, which follows the company's largest conference in 2008, features customer application tracks, technical training, best practices sessions, and keynote presentations from author James Surowiecki, Gartner vice president Whit Andrews, and ArnoldIT president Stephen Arnold.
Site: Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco, 888 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103; contact www.marklogic.com/news-and-events/conferences.html.
15-20: Honolulu (Hawaii Convention Center). iFusions is the theme of the MLA 2009 Annual Meeting, which includes speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, and posters covering issues such as environmental challenges, the impact of social networking, international programs, disaster planning, scholarly communication, curricular design, and strategic initiatives.
Site: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815; contact www.mlanet.org/am/am2009/index.html.
22-23: Milwaukee (Milwaukee Central Library). The Ethics of Information Organization conference addresses ethical concerns related to national and international information organization (10) standards, subject access to information, the deprofessionalization and outsourcing of 10, the education of IO professionals, and the effects of globalization.
Site: Milwaukee Central Library, Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., Milwaukee, WI 53233; contact www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/ioethics.html.
27-29: Baltimore (Marriott Baltimore Waterfront). The 2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting offers sessions on new publishing models, dealing with the economic downturn, collaboration between publishers and libraries, metadata, and more. Adam Bly, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Seed Media Group, and Charles Lowry, executive director of the Association of Research Libraries, are delivering keynote and plenary addresses.
Site: Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21202; contact https://www.sspnet.org/Events/spage.aspx.
27-29: San Diego (The Westin San Diego). The Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections conference features presentations from digital experts on activities and issues associated with digitizing content, including standards and best practices, metadata, digital asset management, delivery systems, copyright and rights management, and digital printing. …