Take your search skills to the next level!
WebSearch University enables Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies. The world
of Web search changes so quickly and so drastically that keeping up is vitally important to information professionals determined to provide the best and most relevant
information to their clients, organizations, and colleagues. Learn the new twists and turns, new search tools, new resources, new techniques, and new approaches to
Web research. Revisit how you use the Internet for research. Rethink your approach to search. WebSearch University’s
two-day intensive environment is devoted to how information professionals can most effectively and efficiently apply Internet resources to their individual work situations.
What’s New for 2007?
WebSearch University is entering its 8th year. In this brief period of time, search has become commonplace. Everyone, it
seems, is knowledgeable about doing searches on the Internet. But information professionals know there’s more to search than meets the eye. To keep abreast
of developments in the Web search world is a struggle; to keep ahead of the curve, information professionals need WebSearch University.
The curriculum for WebSearch University is refreshed every year, reflecting the rapid changes in search engines, search
technology, and available resources. The speed of change in Web search challenges even the best searchers to go back to school at
WebSearch University. In 2007, you’ll learn about developments at known search engine companies, be introduced
to new search engine companies, and gain knowledge on search strategies. Mobile search, RSS, multimedia search, blogging, open access, visualization, mashups,
hidden Web resources, social software, and competitive intelligence are on the agenda for this year.
WebSearch University Faculty
Mary Ellen Bates
Bates Information Services, Inc.
Montana State University
Online Searcher magazine
INFODocket & FullTextReports
Search Engine Land
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP