On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:43:04 +0000, Chris Awre <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >FYI... This conference is an broad collection of academic software >initiatives that may be of interest to library software folk, plus a good >chance to exchange ideas/experiences. Hello Chris, Since I am on the planning committee for this conference I can announce the latest news about the conference. Our Keynote speakers have been selected and confirmed and I think they will be of interest to this community. Ira H. Fuchs, Vice President for Research in Information Technology at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be presenting: Moving Community Source to the Mainstream: Overcoming the Obstacles to Adoption. Our second Keynote address will be from Kaye Howe, Executive Director of the National Science Digital Library. She was only confirmed yesterday so I don't know what her topic will be. As the theme for this conference is Higher Education Solutions: The Community Source Way, I suspect much of the content at the conference will be quite relevant to this audience.