It has been snowing overnight and while being pretty is a pain to drive through. Working on some presentations for Sun-PASIG Midwest and for some Datanet partner components. Also working on my class for SJSU.
This week I am working on some presentations for ALA (Taiga Forum 5 and LITA Digital Libraries Interest Group) as well as some work on grants (Kuali OLE and Datanet) and trying to stay warm in this crazy cold weather.
This week I am in DC at the U24 Joint meeting hosted by NCRR in Rockville, MD. Really cool meeting - got to know some more people from the Harvard based eagle-i program. Looking at how VIVOWeb and eagle-i overlap with priorities.
Today I am in the second day of the annual ALA OITP Advisory Committee Fall Retreat. We have a real treat today in Alan Davidson, Google Director of U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs. He is talking about all the interesting fronts that google is working on in terms of the future of the Internet.
Google is very interested in how the Internet experience has changed most people will never know a desktop - will only know netbooks and ipods and ebook readers.
I am at the Sun-PASIG meeting today and learning lots - including about the new S3 storage module for iRODS and the new advanced functionality of Islandora (use as an almost cyberenvironment - kind of like hubzero).