Staying Ahead of the Search Curve
Information Outlook, September 2009
As the volume of content has increased, the rise of the digital, online era of data has changed the face of today’s libraries. More newspapers and publications are being forced to go completely online, and blogs are opening the door to more experts and enabling an increase in potentially useful data. The Web is not only a mere provider of information, but now an avenue for two-way communication by soliciting personal “i-reports,” reader comments and discussions. Ultimately, content consumers are becoming content producers, not only increasing the amount of information that needs to be analyzed but complicating how that information is identified and used.