Internet Librarian International announces keynote speakers

Conference keynote sessions cover 'the future internet', social media, digital rights and data journalism.

At Internet Librarian International this year (27 & 28 October, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London) the opening keynote speaker is Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, and Professor of Computer Media at the University of Kiel who will discuss 'How the future internet will shape libraries'. Speaking at a recent conference in Berlin, Professor Tochtermann identified four elements of the future internet: the internet of content and knowledge, the internet by and for people, the internet of things, and the internet of service. At the German National Library for Economics, Tochtermann has introduced innovative use of new technologies, social media, and international professional networking, and delegates can expect an inspiring keynote to set the scene for the rest of the event.

Internet Librarian International's Day 2 keynote is presented jointly by Kevin Anderson and Suw Charman-Anderson. As the BBC's first online journalist and, later, digital research editor for The Guardian, Kevin Anderson focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations. Now he's a freelance journalist and digital strategist. Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and advocate of blogs and wikis. Their opinions on data journalism, social media, semantic search, digital rights and press freedom will resonate with information professionals. The intersection of journalism and libraries is robust, with many shared philosophies and actions from which internet librarians can take heart.

The event's full conference programme is published later this month