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18-23: New Orleans (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center). The American Library Association will sponsor its ALA 2002 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibition. According to the announcement, the event is convened for the primary purpose of expediting the business of the ALA through sessions of its governing and administrative delegates serving on boards, committees, and Council. [Editor's Note: As of mid-December, conference session information and times were not yet available on ALA's Web site.]

Contact: American Library Association, Dept. #77-6565, Chicago, IL 60678-6565, 800/545-2433; Fax: 312/280-1538;


11-13: Washington, DC (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel). The Association of American Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division will host the 2002 PSP Annual Conference, which takes as its theme "Eng@ ging Our Customers." Session topics include Five Challenges Facing Librarians, Building and Retaining an Online Community, The Now Economy: Books Bound & Unbound, Infomediaries: Agents or Disintermediaries?, Alternative Publishing Initiatives--A Forum, Archiving and Preservation of Content, and many more. Richard Harrington, Thomson Corp. CEO, will deliver the opening keynote address.

Contact: AAP/PSP '02 Annual Conference, 71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, 212/255-0200; Fax: 212/255-7007;

24-27: Philadelphia (Ritz Carlton Philadelphia). The National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) will hold the 44th NFAIS Annual Conference, the theme of which is "Integrating @ Internet Speed: Strategies for the Content Community." Panel topics include Digital Copyright Update, Integrated Web-Based Searching: The Business Models, Information Industry: Analysis and Trends, and Marketing on the Web. Among others, guest speakers include Ronald Schlosser of Thomson Scientific and Healthcare, Robert Massie of Chemical Abstracts Service, and Clare Hart of Factiva. …

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