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Remembering Barbara Quint

Remembering Barbara Quint

“We lost a legend on Oct. 4: Barbara Quint, a true pioneer in the information (and data) industry.”

“Even if we start in the right direction, trip and fall, pick ourselves up, start off again, wander off course, fall asleep, and get arrested for vagrancy, at least we’ll have tried to seek a better path, to break out of the one-foot-after-another rut, to take a new lead. As another wiseacre once said, ‘Life is like the Iditarod race. If you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes.’”

—Barbara Quint, The Quintessential Searcher

“Barbara Quint, known throughout the information industry as bq, died peacefully on Oct. 4. She had recently retired from her positions as senior editor of Online Searcher, co-editor of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research, and columnist for Information Today. Early in her career, she worked at RAND Corp. as head of reference services. She was instrumental in founding SCOUG (Southern California Online Users Group) and joined Information Today, Inc. in 1993. The Quintessential Searcher: The Wit and Wisdom of Barbara Quint was published in 2001.”


Posted on: November 14, 2017, 12:03 pm Category: Uncategorized

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