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Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Online from: 1999

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Virtual Reference Desk 2004

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Title:Virtual Reference Desk 2004
Author(s):J.B. Hill, (Head of Reference, Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Los Angeles, USA. (
Citation:J.B. Hill, (2005) "Virtual Reference Desk 2004", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 22 Iss: 1, pp.18 - 19
Keywords:Conferences, Digital libraries
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/07419050510588241 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – To report on the 6th Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) 2004 Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2004.

Design/methodology/approach – The VRD Conference is a two day meeting, organized annually by the Information Institute of Syracuse University, that focuses on the latest reference trends. The report is prepared by a library professional.

Findings – The conference was divided into the following tracks: Management, General, Evaluation/Standards, Technology, Resources, Research/Policy and Vendor Demonstrations. Generally there were six simultaneous sessions. The report includes sessions primarily from the Management and Evaluation/Standards tracks.

Originality/value – A brief conference report of interest to library and information management professionals.

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