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TAC_NISO’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Breakfast, Feb 10, 7:45

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TAC_NISO: There's far too much visual stimulation in Times Sq. Make it stop! it's hurting my brain. #toc

TAC_NISO: Appears by the Board that my idea for a roundtable on standards in publishing was accepted. Join me at 7:30 Wish TOC had let me know #toc

Bob Stein Keynote, Feb 10, 8:50

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TAC_NISO: Grrrrr wifi at TOC is and in Marriott generally frustrating xonstantly dropping. Cookies are hard concepts for hotels #toc

Peter Brantley Keynote, Feb 10, 9:20

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TAC_NISO: Brantley: why would each publishr translate each work? Wouldn't it be better to search across languages and translate on fly & present? #toc

Cory Doctorow Keynote, Feb 10, 9:39

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TAC_NISO: Doctorow: when one is distributing content for free, why wrap DRM efiles? #toc

TAC_NISO: Doctorow: everyone wants to own the platform to charge the rents, but what happens when the platform vanishes? Users lose access. #toc

TAC_NISO: Twittering at confernces: almost everyone quoting speaker. What do you THINK about what is said? #toc

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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TAC_NISO: despite the email with a capitalized wifi pwd a lowercase pwd works on the TOC network. Why even bother with WPA for 500 people? #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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TAC_NISO: Jon Orwant: Chances that Jon will actually say the real reason for Google Book Search? Slim... #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: Funny, did same search on Google as what was presented on screen - received different results. #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: Nocking 50-100 milliseconds off search makes a difference? Seriously? You really notice the difference between 50 and 100 ms? #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: Google book search is driving traffic back to google rather than driving to publishes sites. "Its not me its the algorithm" #toc

KurtV: Well put! RT @TAC_NISO Twittering at confernces: almost everyone quoting speaker. What do you THINK about what is said? #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: On traffic - Google benefits by driving traffic to itself esp when Google is the "platform" & when it controls the algorithm. #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: Springer 37K titles in Google book search- 800k of 50 MM users clicked buy button. 1.45% click rate. Actual pay through rate? #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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TAC_NISO: Orwant: Google going to sell content in Google Books using algorithmic pricing model with a bin-based pricing model to maximize revenue #toc

TAC_NISO: Orwant: (NOT STATED BY ORWANT) Future of the library - get your google library card with access to everything for $XXX/year #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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TAC_NISO: McCoy: cool announcements from Adobe coming #toc

TAC_NISO: McCoy: .epub export added to authoring part of Adobe Buzzword (free server flash player page layout cloud app) next release "very soon" #toc

TAC_NISO: McCoy: Adobe Acrobat to add Export Plug-in for .epub. Aspose word converter also embedded library for epub creation. More tools coming #TOC

TAC_NISO: McCoy: DRM-keep your honest customers honest. Well, that isn't the problem. Gun laws don't prevent criminals from using guns in crime. #toc

TAC_NISO: @toc RT jtallent - 1) resize the text on screen. Bigger screens are better, but try putting a Kindle in your pocket. #toc

modernevil: @TAC_NISO In a year: flexible screens means a bigger eReader screen that fits in your pocket. #ToC

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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TAC_NISO: Mobile: Strange that apart from SMS no use of cell services (web, downloading, pics, etc) has >20% penetration of US cell users #TOC

TAC_NISO: Anyone notice the wired saucer with flashing lights on the balcony in broadway north room? Like a vertical flying saucer #toc

TAC_NISO: Peter should know better than swapping out laptops mid session. 10 mins to talk and 4 mins setting up #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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modernevil: @TAC_NISO Russ Wilcox, head of E-Ink said some flexible screens should be available 2009, a lot more in 2010. #ToC

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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TAC_NISO: Bilton: Every decade the music industry has launched new media to distribute its content. Any transformation of paper recently? #toc

Tim O'Reilly Keynote, Feb 11, 9:48

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TAC_NISO: OReilly: People have skills to get things done-NOW. Developing specs & products w multiyear development cycles be irrelevant by launch #toc

TAC_NISO: Orelilly: Finding time to twitter? 140 characters isn't too hard. Following people who have something important to say is harder. #toc

TAC_NISO: TOR: Making a difference today because of a bump from Tim, Digg other key thought leaders doesn't generally last. Search Digg on effect #toc

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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TAC_NISO: RT @doctorow TOR & Free books - National Academies Press been giving all its content away free online since 90s-seen increase in sales #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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TAC_NISO: 1 device away from ebooks taking off? 3-5 yrs? More than readers blocking ebooks - adoption of standards, biz models, content #toc

TAC_NISO: The advertising bubble has burst. It will never replace paid content. How much does your adwords generate for you? Likely not much #toc

TAC_NISO: @timoreilly There will be a return to paid content. This is critical for publishers to understand Don't think you can rely on ad income #TOC

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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TAC_NISO: Fascinating talk re standards this afternoon at #toc. In particular, the exchange of metadata. Openness was stressed, but formats underlie

TAC_NISO: More standards: NISO undertaking a research study with OCLC on describing & improving the flow of metadata from publisher to libraries #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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TAC_NISO: Reflecting on TOC and what took place there. Will blog about thoughts in more detail this afternoon. #toc