I lamented last week on the lack of SIGIR coverage on blogs. However, some is finally beginning to surface.
Andre Vellino has a brief overview, including the best paper awards:
Best Student Paper
Relaxed Online SVMs for Spam Filtering by D. Sculley, G. M. Wachman (Tufts University)
Neighborhood Restrictions in Geographic IR
Karen Spärck Jones Address Video
In other coverage, SIGIR has posted links to Karen Spärck Jones' acceptance of the ACM Athena Award on the University of Cambridge's website (as well as the ACM Portal). It is 33 minutes long and was recorded not long before her death.