by Donovan Griffin
As the year comes to a close, it can be helpful to look back in the rearview mirror and forward to the year ahead and maybe find a perspective a little different from our own. In that spirit, we’ve got three features this month that are all about taking on a new outlook.
First, we’ve gathered three indus try experts—John Blossom, Leigh Watson Healy, and Timo Hannay—to discuss the next big trends in the information industry, including artificial intelligence and “sensorship.” And Brandi Scardilli’s “E-Reading at Sea” explains the difficulties of e-reading on military deployment
—and how one company aims to change the equation. Finally, take a trip out to the edge in “Citizen Bane: A Librarian’s Primer on Sovereigns,” in which Anthony Aycock, author of The Accidental Law Librarian, gives advice to help librarians understand and diffuse potentially sticky (and paperwork-intensive) situations with sovereign citizens.
Although never a stranger in the pages of IT, this month, open access is featured in our Product News section, with pieces on Royal Society Open Science, Wiley Open Access, and Thomson Reuters’ collaboration with Copyright Clear ance Center, beginning on page 22.
There’s plenty more in the pages, so read on—and come back next month for a new year of industry analysis, new perspectives, and more as we explore the future of information and the professionals who wrangle it.
— Donovan Griffin