'Tis the Season
by Barbara Brynko
It’s that time again. It’s time to bid a fond farewell to 2012 and ring in another new year.
It’s been a year of progress (lots of new products and services), a year of challenges (more M&As and belt-tightening), and a year of change (plenty of movers and shakers in new roles). But at the end of it all, we’re still standing, and that’s a good thing.
As for this issue, we have packed in a ton of information about updates and more new rollouts for you to read.
For those of you who didn’t make it to Germany this year (or even if you did), author Susanne Bjørner takes us on a whirlwind tour of “Frankfurt Book Fair: The Greatest Content Show on Earth” and shares the best of the global industry buzz that she experienced firsthand.
Then, Marydee Ojala introduces us to the new chief executive of The British Library in “Roly Keating: His Journey to The British Library.” You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the strategies he is planning for the years to come.
Last but not least, I must admit that it was tough writing “Good Will Funding” for one big reason: There were just too many deserving philanthropic initiatives to include in one feature. And that says a good deal about our industry.
As for 2013, we already have our writers working on an exciting lineup of features. Stay tuned.
At the close of the last issue of the year, I’d like to say thanks for your support and for being part of the Information Today community. On behalf of everyone here at IT, I wish you all the best in 2013, and we’ll be tracking the news and trends for you next year every step of the way. Cheers!
— Barbara Brynko