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National Online Meeting 2000 Marks 21st Year as a Premier Information Industry Event

Medford, NJ, June 23, 2000 — The largest electronic information conference and exhibition in North America, the National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000, took place May 16-18, 2000, at the New York Hilton in New York City. 

Sponsored and organized by Information Today, Inc. (ITI), the National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000 again brought together a stimulating blend of information industry innovators and practitioners from around the world. With over 5,200 in total attendance, the 21st annual conference featured more than 100 dynamic speakers in three simultaneous tracks, pre- and post-conference workshops, plenary sessions, keynote speeches, an Electronic Publishing seminar, and the 2-day Integrated Online Library Systems (IOLS) “conference within a conference.”  

The meeting was highlighted by keynotes by David Mirchin, SilverPlatter, Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, and Scott Plantz, The special breakfast presentation by Ron Dunn, president of Thomas Learning, was again a success, and this year’s Electronic Publishing seminar boasted keynote Steven Brill, founder of Court TV, Brill’s Content, and the soon-to-launch

The exhibit hall at the National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000 showcased over 100 companies displaying the newest online, Internet, and CD-ROM products, systems, and services. As IFI Plenum, ISI, Dialog, and Gale Group (formerly IAC) returned to the exhibit hall for the 21st year, the National Online Meeting also featured first-time exhibitor’s netLibrary, NextPage, SageMaker, and Semio Corp.

For more on the National Online Meeting & IOLS 2000 see Report from the Field: 21st National Online Meeting, by Paula J. Hane in the July/August 2000 issue of Information Today, or visit the ITI Web site at

In addition to the National Online Meeting, Information Today, Inc. is the organizer of the Computers in Libraries, Internet Librarian, and Internet Librarian International conferences, as well as the upcoming KMWorld Conference & Exposition. ITI is also the publisher of Information Today, Computers in Libraries, Searcher, MultiMedia Schools, KMWorld, and Link-Up.

The National Online Meeting & IOLS 2001 is scheduled for May 15-17, 2001, at the New York Hilton in New York City. For more information contact Information Today, Inc. at 800-300-9868 (outside U.S. call 609-654-6266), fax 609-654-4309, e-mail, or log onto the ITI Web site at

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