Information Today
Volume 18, Issue 5 May 2001
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ITI Announces Publication of Two New Books

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Creating Web-Accessible Databases: Case Studies for Libraries, Museums, and Other Nonprofits, edited by Julie M. Still. ITI has also announced the publication of Jan Davis Tudor's new book, Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions: The Online Secrets of Top Corporate Researchers and M&A Pros.
 

Creating Web-Accessible Databases
According to the announcement, libraries, museums, and other not-for-profit institutions are increasingly looking for ways to offer patrons and the public Internet access to their collections.As those who have already done it can attest, transforming a database and myriad related files into a searchable, usable Web resource requires trained personnel, the right computer hardware and software, and a well-defined strategy. This new book explores the many and unique challenges nonprofit archival institutions face in leveraging the Internet. It presents 12 case studies that showcase a variety of successful projects and approaches.

Still is a faculty member at the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. In addition to her two previous books, The Internet Library and The Library Web, she has garnered recognition for her articles on library Web site content and design. A frequent conference speaker, Still has presented papers at the National Online Meeting (now the InfoToday conference), the international Online Information conference, and Computers in Libraries, as well as at state and local meetings.
 

Super Searchers Book
Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions: The Online Secrets of Top Corporate Researchers and M&A Pros features Tudor's interviews with 13 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) researchers who use the Internet to find, evaluate, and deliver deal-making data on companies and industries.

With worldwide M&A activity breaking records every year, growth-oriented companies are increasingly interested in monitoring market and industry trends; tracking mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; investigating strategic partners and investments; and valuing businesses that are being bought or sold. According to the announcement, Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions is the first book to showcase the online strategies and sources used by experienced information professionals in the M&A field, including business librarians, valuation researchers, appraisers, and database specialists.

In addition to the 13 expert interviews, the book includes a directory of Net-based M&A information resources, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. The foreword is written by Martin Sikora, editor of Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's Journal, who said: "Jan Davis Tudor has assembled nothing less than the complete compendium of M&A information sources. Its value is incalculable."

The book is the sixth title in the "Super Searchers" series from CyberAge Books (an imprint of ITI), and is edited by cybrarian Reva Basch. As with all series titles, the new book is supported by The Super Searchers Web Page (http://www.supersearchers.com), which provides readers with hyperlinked access to all the Internet sources recommended in the book.

Tudor is the president of JT Research, LLC, in Portland, Oregon, which provides research services to business appraisers, financial analysts, and economists. An award-winning writer whose articles and columns have appeared in EContent, Searcher, and CPA Litigation Services Counselor, Tudor speaks frequently to professional groups on the subject of online business research.

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