Gerry McKiernan (Iowa State University Library) provided the audience with an introduction to RSS feeds and aggregators, especially their potential roles within libraries.
Michael Gorman likes cataloging. His talk focused on the challenges of metadata schemes in libraries and other information finding environments. Gorman terms this emphasis on metadata â€œthe third wayâ€ â€“ an alternative to expensive and time consuming full cataloging and search-engine-esque free text searching.
Katherine Dabbour and Lynn Lampert from California State University-Northridge shared their experiences with metasearch implementation.
danah boyd from the University of California at Berkeley and Yahoo discussed the role of blogging in changing society’s sense of voice.
Michael Doran from the University of Texas at Arlington presented this session about the process of creating, releasing, and licensing open-source software.
Roy’s opening keynote discusses lessons to be learned from Google and Amazon.
I am unable to attend ALA 2005 to participate in the live session of TTT, but here are my two virtual cents.