19th Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS '98
* National Online Meeting     * IOLS '98     * Electronic Publishing XVI

Coffee and danish are provided for conference attendees on each of the three days of the conference. This is a chance to meet your associates or plan your day over coffee and a bite to eat. Times for each morning's food service are 7:45 to 8:45 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Complimentary coffee and tea are available in the exhibit hall from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, courtesy of WinStar Telebase Inc.

A hostess is available to help you with dinner reservations, give you advice on transportation, suggest entertainment possibilities, and otherwise assist you in taking advantage of the variety and excitement of New York City. She will be stationed in the registration area and will be on duty from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 13 and 14). From where to catch the subway for Wall Street to what Broadway tickets are still available she has the answers for you.

A special exhibition of Internet products and services will be featured at this year's meeting. Internet Village is located in Americas Hall II.

Separate proceedings volumes of both the National Online Meeting and IOLS '98 have been published and are available in the registration area. Full conference registrants receive a copy of the appropriate proceedings at no charge. Other registrants may purchase copies at $30 per copy for the NOM proceedings or $20 for the IOLS proceedings. (Post-meeting price will be $59 and $30 respectively.)

A number of pre- and post-conference seminars have been organized. These events require separate registration. Inquire at the registration desk concerning openings in individual seminars.

The meeting organizers have engaged the services of a professional security company to keep security problems to a minimum. Four guards will be on duty at all times during exhibition hours. It is recommended, however, that coats, suitcases, and other personal belongings always be kept in sight or checked at the hotel check room.

A room has been set aside for the use of speakers and members of the press. The designated speakers and press room is the Morgan Suite on the second floor.

Most of the sessions and some of the "Satellite Events" are being taped and are for sale in the registration area. These may be picked up during the meeting itself.

A wine mixer, sponsored by Information Today, will be held from 5:15 to 6:00 on Tuesday evening (May 12) in the exhibit hall. All attendees are invited.

Alexander McLane—Youngstown State University
David M. Mirchin—SilverPlatter
Carlene Nelson—OVID Technologies
Edie M. Rasmussen—University of Pittsburgh
Debora Shaw—Indiana University
Linda C. Smith—University of Illinois
Roger Strouse—LEXIS-NEXIS
Peter Vigil—Pacific Bell
Stuart Weibel—OCLC
Martha E. Williams
University of Illinois
Now in its 19th year, will once again bring together a stimulating blend of information industry innovators and practitioners from all over the world. This unparalleled event, North America's largest electronic information conference and exhibition, will take place on May 12-14, 1998.

Unlike other events in the field, the National Online Meeting breaks new ground each year, setting industry standards and rules, unveiling new products and services, and evoking discussion—both practical and theoretical. The meeting monitors the trends year after year to keep information professionals abreast of the latest developments in content delivery and the impact of technology on the world of information. With the constant changes in the information industry, this tried and true forum provides an ideal platform for serious information users to come together to share ideas.

The National Online Meeting provides something for everyone at all levels. For our old and valued friends, the National Online Meeting promises a wealth of presentations covering both traditional and new areas of interest; for the newcomer, the range of stimulating sessions and events offered by the program will serve as the most cost-effective method of learning, establishing new contacts, and reviewing the dynamic information scene.

Focus on Content
The National Online Meeting is different from other meetings because of its focus on information content rather than on information technology alone. This is why the conference and exhibits remain relevant after 19 years. It doesn't really matter whether the delivery vehicle is online services, CD-ROM, or the Internet: The emphasis is to present products and services that offer solid and reliable content to the user. At the National Online Meeting, it's the content that counts above all else.

Richard Boss—Information Systems Consultants, Inc.
Marshall Breeding—Vanderbilt University
Vivian Hay—Getty Information Institute
David Hoffman—editor, Computers in Libraries & Information Today
Pamela Cibbarelli
It is truly appropriate that a conference on library systems and services be held in conjunction with the National Online Meeting, since both library systems and electronic database services share the same objective—serving the user with a full and integrated array of information services.

IOLS '98 is making its eleventh straight appearance as a "conference within a conference" at this year's National Online Meeting. It provides a forum for users and producers of library systems and services to discuss issues of concern to library managers and practitioners. Attendance at IOLS '98 sessions requires separate registration (inquire at the registration desk). A section of the exhibit hall has been devoted to vendors of library systems and is open to all conference registrants.


Tuesday, May 12, 1998
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 1998
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 14, 1998
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thomas H. Hogan
Information Today, Inc.

Carol Nixon
Information Today, Inc.
The National Online Meeting is sponsored by Information Today, Inc., publisher of Information Today, Link-Up, Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, Computers in Libraries, and MultiMedia Schools. The 1998 National Online Meeting will be held in cooperation with the Special Libraries Association.

Electronic Publishing XVI
A management seminar covering new electronic publishing trends and opportunities

Publishing, Pricing, and the Internet:
Pricing Models Come and Go, But Confusion Is Forever

Chairman: Joe Bremner, Principal, the Electronic Information Group

Wednesday, May 13, 1998
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mercury Ballroom (3rd Floor)

To be held during the 19th annual National Online Meeting. Sponsored by Information Today, Inc., publisher of Information Today, Searcher, Link-Up, Computers in Libraries, and MultiMedia Schools, and by the Information Industry Association, representing more than 500 companies that create and distribute information services in all digital and print media—shaping the information industry of today and tomorrow.

Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Ron Dunn — President, Information Industry Association
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Overview of the Seminar & Objectives Review of the Internet/Network Publishing Environment
Joe Bremner — Principal, the Electronic Information Group
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The American Internet User Survey and Pricing
Tom Miller — Vice President, Internet Strategies, Cyber Dialogue
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. — Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
What Happened to Pricing on the Way to the Web?
Cliff Pollan — Vice President, Sales & Marketing, NewsEdge Corporation
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Xchange Strategies: LEXIS Changes its Spots
Paul Brown — Chief Operating Officer, Legal Information Services, LEXIS-NEXIS
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Advertising on the Web: Who's Playing, Who's Paying, and Where Are They?
Joe Philport — President, Intermedia Advertising Solutions
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Value Proposition and The Pricing Mix
Anthea Stratigos — President, Outsell, Inc.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. — Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How Cahners Trade Publishing Manages the Web Transition
John Sateja — Vice President, Cahners Electronic Media
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Real-Time Summary: Issues & Directions
Mike Kinkead — President & CEO, InfoFarm, LLC
5:00 p.m.
Cocktail reception

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