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21st Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000 to Provide Unparalleled Platform for Serious Information Users to Share Ideas

Medford, NJ, March 1, 2000— Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is pleased to announce the 21st Annual National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000, the largest electronic information conference and exhibition in North America, to be held May 16-18, 2000, at the New York Hilton in New York City. 

With its focus on information content rather than solely on information technology, the National Online Meeting is unlike any other event in the field. Bringing together a stimulating blend of information industry innovators and practitioners from around the world, the National Online Meeting breaks new ground each year, setting industry standards and rules, unveiling new products and services, and evoking discussion. With something of interest for all levels, this event is a must for anyone concerned with information, its distribution, and its value in decision making. 

Each day, the National Online Meeting offers attendees a choice of sessions on a variety of topics within three concurrent tracks, including searching and search engines; online information strategies; the law, the Net, and competitive intelligence; digital libraries and Web-based education; Web resources; and more. Held in conjunction with the meeting, this year’s Electronic Publishing seminar is entitled “Exploring the Outer Limits of E-Commerce for Publishers & Information Companies.” In addition, Satellite Events will be held on the days before and after the National Online Meeting. These in-depth, full-day seminars will cover such topics as search engines, Internet taxonomies and metadata, advanced content management and information portal strategies, knowledge management, and more. 

In the exhibit hall, over 160 exhibiting companies will be displaying the newest online, Internet, and CD-ROM products, systems, and services. Companies include the following:

Academic Press EBSCO Information Services NewsBank, Inc.
Bell & Howell Information & Learning Elsevier Science/Reed Elsevier Northern Light Technology, LLC
Blackwell’s Information Services Faxon Company OCLC
Bureau van Dijk Gale Group Online, Inc.
The Dialog Corporation Information Today, Inc. SilverPlatter Information
epixtech LEXIS-NEXIS Special Libraries Association

For the twelfth year in a row, the conference on Integrated Online Library Systems (IOLS) will be a “conference within a conference” at the National Online Meeting. Taking place May 17 and 18, IOLS 2000 will consist of plenary sessions, technical papers, and workshops based around the theme “Beyond the Frontier.” In addition, the National Online Meeting exhibition will feature the “Library Systems Showcase,” a special section for exhibitors featuring products and services in the field of library systems.

The National Online Meeting is sponsored by Information Today, Inc., publisher of Information Today, KMWorld, Link-Up, Searcher, Computers in Libraries, and MultiMedia Schools, and will be held in cooperation with the Special Libraries Association. For more information please contact Information Today, Inc., at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), e-mail, or log onto the ITI Web site at

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