Coming Back Around
by Donovan Griffin
As it is with humble information industry newspapers, so it is with the world: Things move in cycles. We return for another edition of “What Trends May Come” for the upcoming year, this time starring Leigh Watson Healy, David Lee King, and Justin Hoenke (and make sure to look up our online-only Winter Issue in the coming months, with an additional 2016 prediction from Timo Hannay). Brandi Scardilli talks to different communities within the information and library world to determine how financially stable they are now compared to their recent past in an effort to see how far we’ve come since the recession. Finally, Corilee Christou explores the copyright world’s efforts to return to some sort of status quo against the mass digitization of media.
Never content to rest on his (or libraries’) laurels, Brendan Howley looks to the new area for library growth—data science—in “Finding the Keys to Library Prosperity” on page 14. Shirl Kennedy dredges up some of Web 1.0 (some of us would prefer our GeoCities websites stay gone and forgotten, thank you) in her article on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, “Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Unless …” on page 8.
As always, flip through the rest of our pages for more info pro content. And keep an eye out on info today.com for the Winter Issue. We’ll see you next year!
— Donovan Griffin