Marydee Ojala is Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher (the successor journal to ONLINE) and writes its business research column ("The Dollar Sign"). She has contributed feature articles and news stories to Information Today, Searcher, EContent, Computers in Libraries, Intranets, Cyber Skeptic's Guide to the Internet, Business Information Review, and Information Today's NewsBreaks. Her blog is ONLINEInsider.net. A long-time observer of the information industry, she speaks frequently at conferences, such as WebSearch University, Internet Librarian, Online Information (London, UK), Internet Librarian International, and national library meetings outside the U.S. She has adjunct faculty status at the School of Library and Information Science at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). Her professional career began at BankAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, directing a worldwide program of research and information services. She established her independent information research business in 1987. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her MLS was earned at the University of Pittsburgh.
Articles by Marydee Ojala
The Academic Publishing Europe conference considered the ethics of publishing, covering everything from Peer Review to Piracy. Marydee Ojala reports.
Posted 9 March 2017
A silver tree at a conference was used by delegates to capture their favourite search tips.
Posted 2 November 2016
The word innovation is losing its power. If everything is innovative, nothing is innovative. True innovation, however, exists and will have an impact on how librarians do their jobs and how people perceive information.
Posted 12 August 2016
The 2016 Association of Independent Information Professionals conference explored how partnering impacts the unique characteristics of information businesses.
Posted 3 May 2016
Marydee Ojala joins other 'battle scarred veterans' of scholarly publishing at the 2016 Academic Publishing Europe (APE) conference in Germany.
Posted 8 February 2016
Marydee Ojala joined hundreds of others 'fishing for treasure in the information lake' in Prague.
Posted 19 June 2015
From privacy and surveillance to hyper-connectivity, Marydee Ojala encourages librarians everywhere to respond to IFLA's "tremendously important" report.
Posted 6 September 2013
The advantages of etextbooks seem obvious, yet student acceptance is still low. Marydee Ojala explores the latest etextbook trends and initiatives.
Posted 18 February 2013
Digitisation breathes new life into collections, making them accessible beyond their physical location. Four real world examples highlight how digitisation opens up collections.
Posted 2 November 2012
In order to demonstrate value librarians must be willing to employ ROI methodologies and back up their claims with data says Marydee Ojala.
Posted 11 October 2012
The BBC is using dynamic semantic publishing technologies to bring the Olympics to the world.
Posted 31 July 2012
The annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) welcomed delegates from over 80 countries. Marydee Ojala reports from Anaheim.
Posted 23 July 2012
Positive predictions, future opportunities and lively debates at the Academic Publishing in Europe conference.
Posted 10 February 2012
At the the debut of a new information community conference in Berlin the conversations covered linked data, social media and research in corporate environments.
Posted 27 May 2011