You might have noticed the SXSW Panelpicker image on your left. That's right, OCLC has submitted a proposal to be at SXSW
Interactive, and we need your help to get selected. The topic is "Discovery, Identity and Rights: Three Deep Web Problems
," and it's all about topics that might keep you up at night--authentication, authorization, and access to content not necessarily available through a standard Web search.
Read the proposal
for the full details--but the main idea is to make sure libraries are a part of the mainstream Web conversation at SXSW.
Not going to SXSW? No problem.
You're still encouraged by conference organizers to make your voice heard. Go to http://bit.ly/vuPu5
and pick the thumbs-up sign. Registration is simple--a standard e-mail confirmation bounceback, and then you can go pick the Deep Web panel (and any others that look interesting.)
The selection process closes on Friday, Sept. 4, so please take a minute today/tomorrow/this week to give OCLC's proposal the "thumbs up."