The NFAIS Annual Meeting: February 26-March 1, 1990
Brenner, Ev, Information Today
The NFAIS Annual Meeting February 26-March 1, 1990
Shocking news! We hear more and more that information is POWER. But, what about the misuse of power? We know that EC92 denotes an intent to wield more power via a cooperative effort of European member countries. In fact, that intent seemed so important that the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) devoted one full day of its three day annual meeting to EC92. But that's not shocking news. We know and feel the power and influence of a Chemical Abstracts, one of the most powerful and influential members of NFAIS. Harry Collier in England keeps reminding and reminding us of that in Monitor, so that's not shocking news, at least not in Europe.
Okay, get ready. Here goes. The shocking news is that Art Elias received a Certificate of Appreciation from NFAIS. Now, I know this is not going to sit well with a lot of you readers out there, particularly those who know the intimate relationship between Art and Betty Unruh, the Executive Director of NFAIS, but I'm here to defend them. In fact, don't be too quick to begin litigation. As you might know, Art is an astute guy and has become expert in anticipating all problems when a database producer negotiates a contract with a database vendor. Given that prenuptial arrangements are so prevalent today, I wouldn't be surprised if Art and Betty's marriage contract stipulated that in the event Betty became executive director of NFAIS, it would in no way interfere with Art receiving a Certificate of Appreciation.
Under Betty Unruh's leadership, NFAIS has been a most …
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Publication information: Article title: The NFAIS Annual Meeting: February 26-March 1, 1990. Contributors: Brenner, Ev - Author. Magazine title: Information Today. Volume: 7. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 1990. Page number: 33+. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1990 Gale Group.
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