Magazine article Information Today

Cindy Hill Vice President, Information Management System, Inc

Magazine article Information Today

Cindy Hill Vice President, Information Management System, Inc

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Although the way information professionals do their jobs may have changed drastically over the years, their role has remained the same--to provide answers to users' questions or inquiries.

"Traditionally, this had been addressed by providing access to extensive physical collections along with tailored research by the info pro," says Cindy Hill, Outsell, Inc.'s new vice president of information management systems. "Over the years, that transformed into providing rich digital collections but still with the need to have extensive research support.And now we're beginning to observe that the information industry has gotten closer to providing on-point answers to specific questions through federated searching, information visualization, and analytic tools."

Hill came to Outsell last January after 12 years at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where she led the digital libraries and research group. Outsell's vice president of information management systems is a newly created position, and it's "taking full advantage of my corporate library and information management experience and knowledge while I'm learning the complexities of managing a revenue function within an enterprise," says Hill. …

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