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Friday, January 26, 2001
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
Portland, Oregon

Keynote Speaker:
Roy Tennant

Roy Tennant is an award-winning, internationally recognized pioneer in digital library development and Internet training. He currently manages the eScholarship web and services design for the California Digital Library. Prior to that he was the Digital Library Project Manager for the Library at the University of California, Berkeley. He developed and managed UC Berkeley's Digital Libary SunSITE (Software, Information and Technology Exchange), sponsored by Sun Microsystems. The SunSITE is a showcase and repository of information about how to plan, create, and maintain digital libraries. It provides access to many of the digital libraries on the Web.

Among his other accomplishments, he has been the "Digital Libraries" columnist for Library Journal since November, 1997, he founded and edits the online monthly publication, Current Cites, he created and manages the 3,200 member Web4Lib listserv, and he has been an Internet trainer for a number of organizations, including the American Society for Information Science, California Library Association, and Institute on Digital Library Development. He is also author of Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook (Library Solutions Press, 1992) and Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial (Library Solutions Press, 1996), as well as numerous articles in numerous library journals.

His keynote address for Online Northwest is entitled, "Real Libraries with Virtual Collections: Keeping Up with User Needs." As libraries provide greater access to digital information, they are faced with both challenges and opportunities. This session explores issues associated with providing long-term quality access to resources under the control of multiple information providers.

You can find more information about Roy Tennant in his online bio,

Note: The keynote address title was changed to "Being Excellent, or If We Fail It's Our Own Damn Fault." You can find the Powerpoint slides for this presentation at Northwest/ (best viewed with Internet Explorer).

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