|Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Super
Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business
Researchers, by Mary Ellen Bates. ITI also announced the publication
of volumes 34 and 35 of the Annual Review of Information Science and
Super Searchers Cover the World
Super Searchers Cover the
World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers
is the eighth title in the Super Searchers series ofbooks edited by Reva
Basch. In it, Bates asks 20 top online searchers to reveal their strategies
for finding, evaluating, and using international business information on
"Before the advent of the Internet, finding the information you would
need to provide a complete perspective of a country would have involved
time in a library, possibly a trip to the country or region, and, often,
significant time spent searching through outdated or inaccurate information,"
said Factiva CEO Clare Hart in the foreword to Super Searchers Cover
the World. Here, in their own words, skilled researchers from government
organizations, multinational companies, universities, libraries, and research
firms around the world explain how they conduct successful international
business research without leaving their desks.
Interviewees from the U.S., U.K., Japan, China, Italy, Argentina, Mexico,
and the Netherlands share the secrets of researching across national borders.
In addition, they discuss issues such as non-native language sources, cultural
bias, and the reliability of unfamiliar sources. In addition, hundreds
of their favorite information resources are assembled in a useful appendix.
Readers are provided with hyperlinked access to all recommended Web sites
through The Super Searchers Web Page (http://www.supersearchers.com).
Bates is the owner of Bates Information Services, which provides business
research to business professionals and corporate librarians. She received
her M.L.S. from the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, and has been
an online researcher in libraries and information centers since the late
ARIST is edited by Martha E. Williams and published by ITI on
behalf of the American Society for Information Science & Technology
Since 1966, ARIST has been continuously at the cutting edge in
contributing a useful and comprehensive view of the broad field of information
science and technology, according to the announcement. ARIST reviews
numerous topics within the field and provides this annual source of ideas,
trends, and references to the literature. The series encompasses the entire
field in all its aspects; topics for the annual volume are elected on the
basis of timeliness and an assessment of reader interest.
The contents of volume 34
include Cognitive Information Retrieval; Methodologies and Methods for
User Behavioral Research; Informetrics; Literature Dynamics: Studies on
Growth, Diffusion, and Epidemics; Measuring the Internet; Applications
of Machine Learning in Information Retrieval; Text Mining; and Using and
Reading Scholarly Literature.
The contents of volume 35
include The Concept of Situation in Information Science; Conceptual Frameworks
in Information Behavior; Distributed Information Management; Digital Privacy:
Toward a New Politics and Discursive Practice; Subject Access Points in
Electronic Retrieval; Methods of Generating and Evaluating Hypertext; Digital
Preservation; Knowledge Management; and Library and Information Science
Education in the Nineties.
Williams assumed the editorship of the scholarly series with volume
11. As a chemist and information scientist, she has brought to ARIST
a breadth of knowledge and experience in information science and technology,
according to the announcement. She has published numerous books and papers,
maintained worldwide statistics on databases for over 25 years, and served
on the editorial board of several journals. She is founder and president
of Information Market Indications, Inc. and consults for many governmental
and commercial organizations.
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