Itís a Big World Out There
by Donovan Griffin
This month, we have three features from three different areas of the info pro world—finance, public libraries, and law. George Pike reports on the recent Bloomberg terminal outage and what that could mean for the financial information giant’s competitors. In “Public Libraries Embrace Self-Publishing Services,” Brandi Scardilli talks to a librarian from the Seattle Public Library about the way his institution is helping patrons self-publish. And Anthony Aycock is back with advice for those thinking about taking the plunge into law librarianship.
Covering another area of the info pro world, Gwen Gregory reviews Health Sciences Librarianship on page 20. And Shirl Kennedy moonlights as a gumshoe who scrutinizes quotes that may not be quite as attached to their originators as the internet would have you believe in “An Internet-Fueled Illusion” on page 8.
Join Jill O’Neill as she ventures through the Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship (ARCS) conference in Philadelphia to divine the future of communication. And don’t skip Marydee Ojala’s trip to DPLAfest in Indianapolis, where attendees put their heads together to solve the problems facing the Digital Public Library of America and expand the digital archive’s borders.
The scope of the info pro world is enormous. Just take a look at the subjects in these pages and see.
— Donovan Griffin