Computers in Libraries Magazine
VP, Content at Information Today, Inc.
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As Vice President of Content for trade publisher and conference organizer Information Today, Inc. Dick heads up ITI’s Content Group and directs the editorial operations for all trade periodicals, reference products, and conference programs—each aimed at the library community and professional information markets, including publishers.
Publications under Dick’s wing include Information Today, Searcher, ONLINE, EContent, KMWorld, CRM Magazine, Streaming Media, American Library Directory, Literary Marketplace, and Computers in Libraries.
He simultaneously serves as Executive Editor of Computers in Libraries Magazine, a publication "by librarians for librarians and about information technology all the time."
Prior to joining ITI in 2001, Dick was Executive Director of NFAIS (the National Federation for Advanced Information Services). At NFAIS he directed the federation’s publishing and conference programming, in addition to providing consulting services to member organizations.
Dick held prior management positions with Chemical Abstracts Service—the producer of STN International—and the Macmillan Electronic Publishing Group, including Pergamon Press, Molecular Design Limited, BRS Software, the BRS and ORBIT search services, and Macmillan New Media.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the information industry.
Published widely—from scholarly journals to the popular press—Dick observes and comments frequently on the industry.
He holds a B.S., summa cum laude, and with Honors in Journalism, from Ohio University (E. W. Scripps School of Journalism) and an M.A. in International Communications from The Ohio State University.
Specialties:Publishing management and business strategy. Management of creative teams in b2b publishing operations. Content licensing and intellectual property management. Magazine publishing. Conference program development and management. Communications. Marketing and public relations. Strategic planning.
Concurrent with my duties as V.P. of Content, I direct the editorial and business strategy for Computers in Libraries magazine, published by Information Today, Inc.
I manage the Content Group at Information Today, Inc., a publisher and conference organizer specializing in covering the information technologies that are changing how the world does business.
I managed the operations of the association and worked with the Board of Directors to produce publications and conferences about information technology. NFAIS members were among the first developers and deployers of online information services. I served the Federation during the era of www deployments and rapid repositioning during the dot.com bubble.
I acted as a special advisor to a group of companies including Macmillan New Media, Pergamon Press, Molecular Design, Ltd., and the early online services BRS and ORBIT.
I assisted Senior Management in formal planning and served as primary spokesperson for the organization in its efforts to articulate strategic goals.
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