University of Washington

Last week, thanks to ASIS&T UW, I visited the University of Washington iSchool, where I shared the stage with my old friend, Joe Janes, also known as the Internet Librarian and founder of the Internet Public Library.

Joe discussed the past 50 years of searching (PDF). I talked about the present and future of findability (PDF). We had a great discussion with the audience, and then went out for drinks. A podcast should be available soon (see below), and in the meantime you can read my Silverfish interview.

I also made my requisite IA pilgrimage to the Seattle Public Library, where I had fun climbing the Dewey Decimal Books Spiral. Lou will be there tomorrow for Enterprise IA, and then IDEA starts up on Monday. I wish I could make it!


Unfortunately, the quality of the UW Podcast isn't great, at least at the start. If you want to hear my voice, this Library of Congress Webcast sounds better.