This year's theme will be 'technologies and community' featuring five speakers, a panel session, and two short 'initiative updates.' STM publishers serve a variety of communities ranging from broad-based disciplines to specialist societies and research groups. A major characteristic of the technologies that are emerging under the rubric 'Web 2.0' is that they are designed to be used by communities, not just individual users. Wikis, globs, social bookmarking tools and recommender systems all harness the power of groups to enable new forms of content creations, discovery and consumption.
Added by ldodds on November 30, 2006