Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the acquisition of The CyberSkeptic's
Guide to Internet Research, a monthly subscription newsletter
that was formerly published by BiblioData, Inc. Beginning with
the November 2002 issue, Sheri Lanza will assume the position
of editor from Ruth Orenstein, president of BiblioData, Inc.
The CyberSkeptic's Guide to Internet Research explores
and evaluates free Web sites and search strategies to help subscribers
use the Internet to stay up-to-date on resources. Going into its
eighth year of publication, The CyberSkeptic's Guide provides
concise, practical information and expresses strong opinions on
the quality of Internet information sources, according to the
announcement. The newsletter is geared toward business, news,
technical, medical, legal, and international research as well
as market research and competitive intelligence. It currently
has more than 1,000 subscribers.
Orenstein said: "The Internet has gone through amazing changes
in the 7 years we have published CyberSkeptic. In the beginning,
the Internet was competing against paid databases, and we were
skeptical that anything of value was to be had for free. But,
there were wonderful resources to report on, and these increased
over the years. We are delighted that Information Today, Inc.
has become the new owner of CyberSkeptic, since we know
that they will pay careful attention to maintaining the usefulness
and quality of the newsletter."
"The CyberSkeptic's Guide will round out the ITI family
of products, which include many other information-based publications,"
said Tom Hogan, CEO of Information Today, Inc. "We have admired
the solid research and practical advice that Ruth's newsletter
has been dispensing for many years. We fully expect Sheri to build
on that foundation and provide an even richer basket of information
that can be put immediately to use by Internet researchers."
BiblioData, Inc. started out in 1987 tracking the professional
online industry. In addition to The CyberSkeptic's Guide to
Internet Research, the company has published such titles as
Fulltext Sources Online (now published by Information Today,
Inc.), Newspapers Online, and BiblioData's Price Watcher.
Source: Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ, 800/300-9868,