PhD/MSc related work
ACM SIGIR - addresses issues ranging from theory to user demands in the application of computers to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of information.
ACM SIGWEB - is a forum for the promotion, dissemination, and exchange of ideas concerning hypertext research, technologies, and applications among scientists, systems designers, and end-users.
ACM SIGKDD - the ACM's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery in Data and Data Mining where you can find links to research conferences, newsletter and other KDD related activities.
ACM SIGMOD - the ACM's Special Interest
Group on Management of Data.
ASIS & T - American Society
for Information Science & Technology (ASIST)
VLDB Endowment - the purpose of the Very Large Data Base Endowment is to promoting and exchange scholarly work in databases and related fields throughout the world.
SearchEngineWatch - a commercial
web site about search engine development and related news. It might be a
bit "non academic" but this is the real world...
Search Engine Strategies
- a developers conference affiliated with SearchEngineWatch.
- a similar commercial service to SearchEnngineWatch.
Scholarly Communication - from the Librarians Association of the University of California. The collection highlights trends affecting the process of creating, disseminating, retrieving, and using information for instruction and research.
KDNuggets - information on Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery, and Decision Support topics, including news, software, companies, jobs, courses, publications, sites, datasets, and more. It also has a newsletter that comes out twice a month.
Search Engine Meetings
-- a yearly event organised by Infonotics..
IR Directory - Computers > Software > Information