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ProQuest to Sponsor Information Today, Inc. Blog from the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference in Nashville

May 20, 2004, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced today its plans for a live blog from the SLA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-10, 2004. Sponsored by ProQuest, items to be discussed will include what is new on the exhibit floor, insights from conference session presenters, photos, and a general gathering of the SLA conference experience. The blog can be found on the Web at www.infotodayblog.com.

Marydee Ojala, editor of ONLINE magazine, will be heading the ITI editorial team for the SLA “Live from Nashville” blog. Other writers will include Paula Hane, ITI news bureau chief, and Nancy Garman, Information Today columnist and the director of ITI conference program planning. In addition, other ITI editors will be contributing from off-site including Barbara Quint, editor of Searcher, and Michelle Manafy, editor of EContent.

"The Special Libraries Association conference is an exciting event, with news, gatherings, and an exchange of ideas that help shape the library world. The blog hastens the speed of information sharing, and we're always enthusiastic about improving access to information." said Tina Creguer, director, communications, ProQuest Information and Learning.

“We hear so much about how Weblogs have the potential to obfuscate our trade press or usurp our role as reporters,” said Dick Kaser, ITI’s vice president of content. “But actually I think their true potential is a very interesting fast-to-press publishing platform designed to amplify our expertise as industry commentators and professional journalists.”

About Information Today, Inc.
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is a leading publisher and conference organizer in the information and knowledge management industries. The company is widely known as the publisher of premier information and knowledge management titles such as Information Today, Computers in Libraries, ONLINE, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, CRM, Searcher, KMWorld, and EContent. In addition to periodicals, ITI publishes many books and directories pertaining to the information and knowledge management industries. ITI is also the sponsor and organizer of many industry conferences including, WebSearch University, KMWorld & Intranets, Internet Librarian, Internet Librarian International, Computers in Libraries, Enterprise Search Summit, Streaming Media, Information Architecture, and Buying & Selling eContent.

About ProQuest Information and Learning
ProQuest Information and Learning is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. Known widely for its strength in business and economics, general reference, humanities, social sciences, and STM content, the company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 8,500 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI®microform and print reference products, eLibrary™ and SIRS® educational resources, and XanEdu™ online faculty and student resources. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visit www.il.proquest.com.


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