[Asis-l] NFAIS - Register Now

Jill ONeill jilloneill at nfais.org
Sun Jan 3 13:40:11 EST 2010

The early bird discounts for the 2010 NFAIS Annual Conference ends 
soon (January 8, 2010).  Savings of up to $200 off the full 
registration fee are available for a limited time (for details see 
the registration form at http://www.nfais.org/page/247-register-for-

The conference, Redefining the Value of Information: Exploring the 
New Equation, will take place February 28 ? March 2, 2010 at the 
Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA. The three-day meeting 
will take a look at the diverse measures information seekers 
currently use to define information value and why these measures are 
important to them.  And it will show how innovative content 
providers and librarians are taking a fresh look at their content 
and levering emerging technologies in order to create even greater 
value for users.

Highlights Include:

A provocative opening keynote by Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes 
Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organization, examining 
the new forms of scholarly communication emerging from today?s 
Digital Information Revolution.

A panel of experienced researchers in the sciences, social sciences 
and humanities discussing how they measure the value of the products 
and services that they use, the factors that they consider - and 

A look at emerging technologies such as translations on the fly that 
will allow content providers and librarians to increase the value of 
their content to a global information market 

A discussion of trends that are transforming user perceptions of the 
value of information, such as the growth of open content and social 
media and the debates over the value of authority and quality

Case studies that will demonstrate how to measure the true return on 
investment that your products and services provide to users.

 A closing keynote by John Willbanks, Vice President of Science at 
the Creative Commons, providing a glimpse of what the information 
products and services of the future will look like if the 
information value equation is significantly transformed by new forms 
of scholarly communication.

Establishing value for today?s digital information products and 
services is no easy task. For while credibility, quality and 
authority remain key to information value, the melding of content 
and technology has increased user expectations and introduced new 
measures for consideration. Join us in February to explore the new 
value equation and ensure that your products and services stay at 
the top of the rating scale! 

To register or obtain more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS 
Director of Communication and Planning (jilloneill at nfais.org or 215-
893-1561) or visit the new NFAIS Web site at 

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), 
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403

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