Conference Opening Session
Session coordinator: Vladimír Karen, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 25, 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Vencovsky Aula
What Can You Do with a Word?
- Christopher Warnock, ebrary, USA
- Documents to download
Technology is facilitating information discovery in ways never before possible. While many corporations think of digital information in terms of entire documents, chapters, and even paragraphs within documents, gaining vast amounts of relevant knowledge can begin with a single word. ebrary's CEO, Christopher Warnock will demonstrate how corporations and higher-education institutions are using new technologies such as ebrary InfoTools—which turns every word into a portal to additional online resources from multiple resources and vendors—to increase end-user knowledge and productivity.
Mr. Warnock will also discuss how new technology is changing the way in which information resources in general are being delivered, viewed and ultimately used. He will discuss the present and the future of electronic resources both from a wide and also industry perspective.
- Author's professional CV
Christopher Warnock CEO and CTO Prior to co-founding ebrary®, Mr. Warnock consulted at Stanford University, where he helped develop a method in which University Presses could implement an electronic workflow solution for the electronic distribution of publications. He also provided feasibility research for Octavo Corporation, which publishes and preserves rare books and manuscripts using advanced digital tools and formats. From 1991–1996, he worked at Adobe Systems as a systems engineer, project manager, and product marketing manager for Adobe Acrobat. Mr. Warnock holds a B.S. in Philosophy from the University of Utah.