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4.7 What are information brokers?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

4.7 What are information brokers?

As Marilyn M. Levine puts it in "A Brief History of Information
Brokering" , http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Feb-95/levine.html ,
information brokering is "the business of buying and selling
information as a commodity". Information brokers are independent
information professionals who may provide such services as online and
manual research, document delivery, database design, library support,
consulting, writing and publishing. See: Association of Independent
Information Professionals (AIIP) http://www.aiip.org/
There are several good articles on information brokering in the
February/March 1995 issue of the ASIS Bulletin :
http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Feb-95/index.html

If you think information brokering is for you, be sure to read:
Rugge, Sue and Alfred Glossbrenner. The Information Broker's Handbook.
McGraw/Hill, 2nd Ed. 1994.

See also, the Yahoo category on Information Brokers:
http://www.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/
Information/Information_Brokers

 

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