by Deborah Poulson
What comes to mind when you think of December? Colder weather, family gatherings, and presents, perhaps? The last month of the year brings more than changing temperatures and the frenzy of holiday shopping … it’s also an ideal time to reflect on the events of the year that’s ending, and it leads naturally to thoughts of what’s ahead.
For a sneak peak into what 2014 may hold, we turn to industry experts John Blossom, Michael Cairns, Roy Kaufman, and Pat Sabosik. They offer their expectations for the upcoming year in “What Trends May Come in 2014,” beginning on page 1. (Psst: MOOCs, cloud computing, and open access are still hot topics.)
But, wait: There’s more. We’ve got profiles of Kim Massana, CEO of Innovative Interfaces, and Peter Morville, president of Semantic Studios. And in case you weren’t able to make either event, you can get the highlights from the Charleston Conference and the David Gurteen Knowledge Cafe from Don Hawkins and Marydee Ojala.
K. Matthew Dames lists his go-to copyright resources in his Intellectual Property column (page 24), and Barbara Quint tells a harrowing tale of undelivered-package woe in ViewPoint (page 8). And in the spirit of the season, Mick O’Leary reviews three comfort food resources in Database Review (page 20).
So what’s Information Today’s goal for the new year? Well, we resolve to continue bringing you all the news, insight, and product updates you’ve come to expect from these pages. Watch for commentary on the ruling that Google’s digital copies of books are considered fair use, which broke right as we were going to press.
Enjoy the holidays, and here’s to an exciting new year.
— Deborah Poulson