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.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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