Volume 8, Number 2 February 2000
Millennial Online Information: the 1999 London Exhibit Hall
by Marydee Ojala
Reports on the annual Online Information Conference & Exhibition
held in London. Says that London is in the middle of Millennium
fever, but not much of it carried over into the Exhibition Hall.
Mentions several of the exhibits such as the H.W. Wilson and
Reed-Elsevier stands, along with others. Observes that changes in
ownership have taken many companies' headquarters outside the U.S.
Says a large banner proclaiming the purchase of Chadwyck-Healey by
the U.S. company Bell & Howell Information and Learning, seemed to
indicate an exception to this pattern. Highlights European and
international business and says that it is necessary to go to Europe
to know what is going on with European information. Concludes that
some are ready for the challenge of the Millennium and some are not.
Hopes that the millennium of online will result in a world that
values knowledge, analysis, and thoughtfulness.
Includes four screen displays and a sidebar.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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