|Information Today, Inc. (ITI)
has announced the publication of Creating Web-Accessible Databases:
Case Studies for Libraries, Museums, and Other Nonprofits, edited by
Julie M. Still. ITI has also announced the publication of Jan Davis Tudor's
new book, Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions: The Online
Secrets of Top Corporate Researchers and M&A Pros.
According to the announcement,
libraries, museums, and other not-for-profit institutions are increasingly
looking for ways to offer patrons and the public Internet access to their
collections.As those who have already done it can attest, transforming
a database and myriad related files into a searchable, usable Web resource
requires trained personnel, the right computer hardware and software, and
a well-defined strategy. This new book explores the many and unique challenges
nonprofit archival institutions face in leveraging the Internet. It presents
12 case studies that showcase a variety of successful projects and approaches.
Still is a faculty member at
the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. In
addition to her two previous books, The Internet Library and The
Library Web, she has garnered recognition for her articles on library
Web site content and design. A frequent conference speaker, Still has presented
papers at the National Online Meeting (now the InfoToday conference), the
international Online Information conference, and Computers in Libraries,
as well as at state and local meetings.
Super Searchers on Mergers
& Acquisitions: The Online Secrets of Top Corporate Researchers and
M&A Pros features Tudor's interviews with 13 mergers and acquisitions
(M&A) researchers who use the Internet to find, evaluate, and deliver
deal-making data on companies and industries.
With worldwide M&A activity
breaking records every year, growth-oriented companies are increasingly
interested in monitoring market and industry trends; tracking mergers,
acquisitions, and divestitures; investigating strategic partners and investments;
and valuing businesses that are being bought or sold. According to the
announcement, Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions is the first
book to showcase the online strategies and sources used by experienced
information professionals in the M&A field, including business librarians,
valuation researchers, appraisers, and database specialists.
In addition to the 13 expert
interviews, the book includes a directory of Net-based M&A information
resources, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. The foreword is written
by Martin Sikora, editor of Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's
Journal, who said: "Jan Davis Tudor has assembled nothing less than the
complete compendium of M&A information sources. Its value is incalculable."
The book is the sixth title in
the "Super Searchers" series from CyberAge Books (an imprint of ITI), and
is edited by cybrarian Reva Basch. As with all series titles, the new book
is supported by The Super Searchers Web Page (http://www.supersearchers.com),
which provides readers with hyperlinked access to all the Internet sources
recommended in the book.
Tudor is the president of JT
Research, LLC, in Portland, Oregon, which provides research services to
business appraisers, financial analysts, and economists. An award-winning
writer whose articles and columns have appeared in EContent, Searcher,
and CPA Litigation Services Counselor, Tudor speaks frequently to professional
groups on the subject of online business research.
Source: Information Today, Inc.,
Medford, NJ, 800/300-9868, 609/654-6266; http://www.infotoday.com.