Rave Reviews from Exhibitors

An uplit OCLC stand glowed green as the last day of Online began

I’m probably not the only one attending International Online who needed to save visits with the exhibitors for the final day. Camera in hand, I went as fast as I could (and here’s where I could have used those two extra days I’ve been wishing for!)

Jeremy Causley, chairman of Lib-It, a provider of web-based information management systems for libraries and companies, summed up well an opinion that seemed fairly widely held by other exhibitors. He told me: “It’s not as many people coming through the hall as in past years, but it’s really not about the number of contacts you make at a show, but the quality. And I am not at all unhappy with the show this year.”

And for a year like this—after a year like the last couple—that’s about as upbeat as I’m afraid we can expect to get. I took it this consensus opinion as good news for the industry, that the market is starting to come back.

Dick Kaser
V.P. Content, Information Today, Inc.

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