First of all – who knew there are dictionary conferences? Why am I not surprised.
In this post, Michael Rundell of Macmillan Dictionary discusses the information on the future of dictionaries presented at the eLEX conference in Slovenia. One of the interesting things that Michael mentions is the expanded role of user-generated content for dictionaries. Similar to UGC in wikipedia, there are resources on the internet for crowdsourced dictionaries, including Wordnik and Macmillan’s own Open Dictionary.

You can read the full post here.

At the recent eLEX 2011 conference in Slovenia (for earlier posts, see here and here), the discussion focussed on the future of dictionaries – or, more broadly, on the various ways in which reference needs might be catered for in years to come.