I gave a presentation on this subject at the European Directory Publishers Conference in Barcelona on May 29th. (I arrived just as the Barcelona team were on their triumphal tour around the City. As a Manchester United supporter, the pleasure of being in this great City was small compensation!).
The directory publishing industry has moved rapidly from a traditional, print-based business with a well-established annual cycle of data gathering, production and distribution to the front line of Web 2.0. Whilst print still continues, the hot topics are now about building online communities and search-driven directories 'on the fly' combining proprietary content, web harvested information and user generated content.
So I thought you might like to read my presentation given to the conference and to take a look at my slides. You can view them here.
Have a good week.