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Join NFAIS for its: 50th Anniversary (1958 – 2008)

The cut-off date for the early bird conference registration fee is only days away – Tuesday, January 8, 2008!! The conference, scheduled for February 24-26, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA, is for all information providers – publishers, librarians and educators – who want to learn more about the user behavior and expectations that are driving the new information order and the technologies, business practices and strategies that are required to adapt products and services to a new generation of information seekers.

The Conference theme – The New Information Order: Its Culture, Content and Economy will look at how the rapid adoption of information technology is creating a user-centric, technology-driven society with its own unique culture, value propositions, behavior and economy, and will highlight the opportunities that are available to all who are willing to adapt to the New Order. The preliminary program, registration forms and general information are now available at: http://www.nfais.org/2008_Tier_Program.htm.

Highlights include:

  • Trends that are driving the new information order from noted author David Weinberger, (Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder ClueTrain Manifesto, etc.)
  • Emerging technologies and the future of information discovery
  • User perceptions of the value of content based upon recent surveys from Outsell, Inc.
  • Corporate and library business practices and revenue models that reflect the culture of today’s information society
  • The geographic shift in the information economy and the opportunities offered by China as a new source of content
  • Strategies for success in the New Information Order form the perspective of corporate, academic and government executives

This 2008 NFAIS Annual Conference will be a very special event as NFAIS will be marking the 50th Anniversary of its founding. The City of Philadelphia will proclaim the opening day, February 24, 2008, as “NFAIS Day,” the Gala celebration will be held in the ballroom of the historic Academy of Music, the oldest grand opera house in the U.S. that is still used for its original purpose, and the meeting itself will be held in the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, a national historic hotel. Join us and find out how your organization can thrive in the New Information Order!

For more information, contact Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director of Communication and Planning (jilloneill@nfais.org or 215-893-1561) or visit the NFAIS Web site at http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=44.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Jodi Schneider says:

    NFAIS = National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services for those who (like me) were wondering.

    Nicole, hope you’ll tell us about this–sounds fascinating but I’m booked then. “New Information Order” seems an odd (creepy) turn of phrase–and we’ve been talking about it for at least 10 years now.

  2. Jodi Schneider says:

    NFAIS = National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services for those who (like me) were wondering.

    Nicole, hope you’ll tell us about this–sounds fascinating but I’m booked then. “New Information Order” seems an odd (creepy) turn of phrase–and we’ve been talking about it for at least 10 years now.


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