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The Information Specialists Group of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) invites you to join us at the 11th Information Online Conference and Exhibition in January 2003.

Come and exchange information, explore new developments and major issues concerning online and multimedia information and communications. Come and socialise with librarians, information professionals and others in our region interested in online information.

From a wonderful range of papers offered to us by colleagues, we have chosen papers on a wide range of topics we hope you will find interesting, challenging, stimulating and useful. Topics include:

  • Providing virtual reference 24 x 7
  • How information professionals add value
  • Successful management of e-learning
  • What is behind those big search engines
  • The secrets of successful consortia and license negotiations
  • What others are doing about portals, intranets and knowledge management
  • Current views on information literacy
  • Web development and web usability

Speakers from most states in Australia and different working environments will be presenting papers. We have also invited some top speakers from other countries. Many are well known in Australia; others are probably less well known, but they are all knowledgeable and interesting. Several special satellite events are being held to make it even more worthwhile to visit Sydney for Information Online.

The exhibition will be in the much bigger Hall 5 and, in addition to over 100 booths, will include a large Internet lounge as well as a theatrette for over 100 people to hear Product Reviews and Tips and Tricks sessions. The café in Hall 5 will be open for the entire event, and delegates will enjoy sit down lunches in Hall 5!

On Day 2 (22 January 2003), delegates are invited to a free 'Breakfast with Super Searchers' to be held in the ballroom. Make sure you RSVP to the invitation, as entry to this fun event is strictly limited to those who have registered for the breakfast. In the evening, we will again congregate in the ballroom for a splendid Conference Dinner, a few surprises, and to dance to the beat of a big band!

We invite you to explore this brochure and we look forward to welcoming you to Information Online in summery Sydney in January 2003!

Elizabeth Swan

Key Dates

Early Registration Prior to 31 October 2002
Late Registration Prior to 21 January 2003
On-Site Registration 21-23 January
Completed Papers Required 31 October 2002
Conference Opens 21 January 2003
Conference Closes 23 January 2003


Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre South at Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.


For all enquiries please contact: Mr Haydn Brakell, Conference Action Pty Ltd, PO Box 576, ph 02 9437 9333, fx 02 9901 4586,

Organising Committee

Convenor Elizabeth Swan
Deputy Convenor Elizabeth Drynan
Program Convenor Kate Curr
Treasurer Kay Harris
Internet Convenor Caroline Regan
Programme Committee Members Paul Evans
Kate Sexton
Jane Pritchard

Thanking our principal sponsor:


Thanking our major sponsors

Apple Australia



Thanking our other sponsors:


Host Sponsor: The Information Specialist Group of the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian





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