Volume 17, Number 4 April 2000
Some impressions of the NFAIS Meeting...
by Ev Brenner
Focuses on impressions of the NFAIS (National Federation of
Abstracting and Information Services) Meeting. States that three
outstanding keynoters are more than anyone can hope for at a
conference; the three Cs - Connections, Communities, and Customers -
were foremost in the minds of many speakers; Networking, Linking,
and Relationships were terms that cropped up constantly; and a
caution was introduced in that many of the abstracting-and-indexing
(A&I) services have been slow to innovate or change - very difficult
tasks for established services. Describes the keynote highlight by
Bela Hatvany, the co-founder of SilverPlatter Information, as a
moving talk which delivered an important message as well. Observes
that overall the conference is still one of the best, although the
program was a bit crowded. Maintains that more focusing and fewer
themes are the answer.
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