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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, February 20, 2006
  Online: The New Life Cycle of Business Information
Vol. 30 No. 1 — Jan/Feb 2006 by Marydee Ojala

I'm more familiar with the cycle of scientific information (and how it is changing) but I know a little about business information, too, as every special librarian should. Marydee does a great job at summing up how business information works now. I hope that library schools jump on this with both feet and train MIM and MLS students to access and use this kind of information.

Times have changed. Information no longer appears linearly. Rather than a tempered sequence of events, business information flies at the researcher like asteroids bombarding a space ship in a science-fiction movie. It can come from anywhere—a blog entry, a professional discussion list, a company message board, a rumor mill—rather than the traditional press release.
 
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