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Volume 19, Issue 1 January 2002
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ITI Releases New Super Searchers Book, ARIST Volumes

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced the publication of Super Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers, by Mary Ellen Bates. ITI also announced the publication of volumes 34 and 35 of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST). 

Super Searchers Cover the World
Super Searchers Cover the World: The Online Secrets of International Business Researchers is the eighth title in the Super Searchers series ofbooks edited by Reva Basch. In it, Bates asks 20 top online searchers to reveal their strategies for finding, evaluating, and using international business information on the Web.

"Before the advent of the Internet, finding the information you would need to provide a complete perspective of a country would have involved time in a library, possibly a trip to the country or region, and, often, significant time spent searching through outdated or inaccurate information," said Factiva CEO Clare Hart in the foreword to Super Searchers Cover the World. Here, in their own words, skilled researchers from government organizations, multinational companies, universities, libraries, and research firms around the world explain how they conduct successful international business research without leaving their desks.

Interviewees from the U.S., U.K., Japan, China, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, and the Netherlands share the secrets of researching across national borders. In addition, they discuss issues such as non-native language sources, cultural bias, and the reliability of unfamiliar sources. In addition, hundreds of their favorite information resources are assembled in a useful appendix. Readers are provided with hyperlinked access to all recommended Web sites through The Super Searchers Web Page (

Bates is the owner of Bates Information Services, which provides business research to business professionals and corporate librarians. She received her M.L.S. from the University of California­Berkeley, and has been an online researcher in libraries and information centers since the late 1970s.

ARIST is edited by Martha E. Williams and published by ITI on behalf of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST).

Since 1966, ARIST has been continuously at the cutting edge in contributing a useful and comprehensive view of the broad field of information science and technology, according to the announcement. ARIST reviews numerous topics within the field and provides this annual source of ideas, trends, and references to the literature. The series encompasses the entire field in all its aspects; topics for the annual volume are elected on the basis of timeliness and an assessment of reader interest.

The contents of volume 34 include Cognitive Information Retrieval; Methodologies and Methods for User Behavioral Research; Informetrics; Literature Dynamics: Studies on Growth, Diffusion, and Epidemics; Measuring the Internet; Applications of Machine Learning in Information Retrieval; Text Mining; and Using and Reading Scholarly Literature.

The contents of volume 35 include The Concept of Situation in Information Science; Conceptual Frameworks in Information Behavior; Distributed Information Management; Digital Privacy: Toward a New Politics and Discursive Practice; Subject Access Points in Electronic Retrieval; Methods of Generating and Evaluating Hypertext; Digital Preservation; Knowledge Management; and Library and Information Science Education in the Nineties.

Williams assumed the editorship of the scholarly series with volume 11. As a chemist and information scientist, she has brought to ARIST a breadth of knowledge and experience in information science and technology, according to the announcement. She has published numerous books and papers, maintained worldwide statistics on databases for over 25 years, and served on the editorial board of several journals. She is founder and president of Information Market Indications, Inc. and consults for many governmental and commercial organizations.

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