The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is offering an interesting webinar with the title, “Webinar: Fast Times for Information: Re-Calibrating Roles and Responsibilities.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. EST.

Several important shifts in technology, user expectations, and evolving roles are having a profound impact on the information community as a whole. This discussion will examine how emerging trends are affecting industry professionals, and the significance of those trends to content providers, publishers, researchers, and libraries.

External forces are impacting/disrupting the information community, such as ubiquitous computing, devices supporting mobility/portability, and smart machines. There are new resources for discovery and new tools for content creation and management.

Join this webinar to examine changing roles and responsibilities, technology shifts in content and publishing affecting the information community, and the re-calibration of research dissemination.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.