No review of an NFAIS
conference would be complete without two annual events: the Miles Conrad Award and Memorial Lecture and the Startup Challenge.
Speed is clearly a factor in the digital equation, but as the title of this year's NFAIS
Conference, Content Unleashed: Delivering the New Information Experience, suggests, content providers must give users the ability to find content quickly and easily, including user-generated content.
Both MLA (Medical Library Association; mlanet.org) and NFAIS
saw long-time executive directors retire, Carla Funk at MLA and Bonnie Lawlor at NFAIS
When I asked these questions at the NFAIS
conference, a clear majority of the audience voted to invest in collaboration and sharing.
In February 2012, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS
) announced a draft Code of Practice: Discovery Services for review and comment.
The second day included the NFAIS
conference's annual center-piece, the Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture.
At the NFAIS
(National Federation of Advanced Information Services; nfais
.org) meeting, held near Washington, D.C., in late February 2015, database producers (and a smattering of librarians) debated issues concerning production, user interfaces, new technologies, and pleasing their customers.
The officers elected are Cynthia Czesak, library director of the Paterson Public Library, president; Barbara Winters, dean of libraries at Marshall University, vice president; and Bonnie Lawlor, the executive director of NFAIS
, the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (nfais
.org), holds its annual conference at the end of February in Philadelphia.
Ryan is a former president and member of the board of trustees of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS
He was a member of organizations such as the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS
) and IEEE and was a trustee of Engineering Index, Inc.