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Weekly News Digest

June 15, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New White Paper on Special Librariesí Recession Survival Strategies

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. (, a provider of regulatory compliance information on HR, safety, and transportation issues, announced the availability of a new, free white paper, "Economic Impact: How Information Professionals Are Coping With Change." The paper details the results of a survey in which information professionals revealed their recession survival strategies. 

The survey, conducted on J.J. Keller's behalf by Free Pint Ltd. (, was promoted to subscribers of ResourceShelf, a FreePint-published resource of web-based resources used by information professionals in North America and around the world. A J.J. Keller-sponsored mailing that was sent to all subscribers invited participation in the survey this spring.

Most of the 308 respondents reported that they work in professional services, in organizations with more than 5,000 employees; a significant portion of respondents work in academic libraries and nonprofit organizations. The survey revealed the following:

  • Making do with free resources is the most important tactic for coping with reduced content budgets.
  • Using technology and/or automation is most relevant for coping with staffing changes.
  • Doing more with less is the information professional's new mantra.
  • Helping library users become more self-sufficient is key.
  • Promoting their information center's vital contributions to management is a must.

Those who participated in the survey received a complimentary copy of the white paper. A free copy can also be obtained by visiting J.J. Keller's new webpage for information professionals, J.J. Keller will be exhibiting at SLA 2009, the Special Libraries Association's centennial convention, June 14-17 in Washington, D.C. Those attending the event are invited to stop by booth 10 and share their feedback on the survey and resulting white paper. Copies of the white paper will also be available at the booth.

Source: J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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