Volume 8, Number 6 • June 2000
Prospecting on the content frontier: the first annual buying and selling e-content conference
by Cary Kenney

Presents an overview of the first annual Buying and Selling E-Content Conference, held in early April 2000 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Organized by Online, Inc. and Outsell, Inc., the conference included almost 300 attendees, consisting of corporate librarians in their roles as purchasers of information, content providers, and top executives and legal counsel from every flavor of information aggregator - infomediaries, syndicators, and integrators - all of whom process and redistribute digital content. Notes that some aggregators, unaware of librarians' role in acquiring and organizing information, suggested that a job market for librarians might take on new significance in a content-rich environment. Adds that there were no futurist pundits, but a number of speakers on a variety of topics chose to talk about the Internet in general, where it has come from, and where it is going. Includes two charts and two lists of terms.
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