I read and commented on (in my annotated bibliography) Carlberg et al. on close pairs, and prepared myself for a long flight to Kona (on which I will prepare my talk and work on my review) by printing out and downloading to my laptop many papers. I found, to my frustration, that many of the papers I am interested in are published in long-dead conference proceedings; Toomre is particularly guilty of publishing unique results this way. Don't publish in unrefereed, obscure, or one-off book locations! Duh!
I discussed with Glennys Farrar my (and NYU's) involvement in future observational projects.