Information Outlook

Official magazine of the Special Libraries Association. Includes articles on the administration, organization, and operation of special libraries and information centers; research reports in librarianship, documentation, education.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 6, June

A Few Fun Things to Play With
From my mail, it appears that many of you like the columns that cover Web sites and tools I am playing with. This month I am looking at Squidoo, Ziki, a 2.0 blog, wikis for libraries, and a new browser--a grab bag of stuff that I hope you find interesting,...
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Beth Transue Provides Information Worldwide
Enola, Pennsylvania, located along Route 81, is a suburb of Harrisburg, the state's capital, not exactly a major hub on the globe. However, in this unlikely spot resides an information resource that has reached nearly 150 countries around the world....
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CCC to Launch Rights Advisory Service
Copyright Clearance Center will announce at SLA's Annual Conference the launch of a new rights advisory and management service, Rightsphere, that enables major corporations to promote the free flow of published information and content re-use while...
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Don't Worry about the Label
Not so many years ago when I was elected managing partner of the accountancy practice in which I worked in the UK, we also moved into larger offices, and my fellow partners wanted to put me in the largest office with the bay window overlooking Prince...
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Extremist Social Movement Groups and Their Online Digital Libraries
Terrorist/extremist groups' use of the Web has expanded beyond routine communication and propaganda operations to include training, recruitment, logistical support, and development of virtual communities (Reid et al., 2002; Tsfati and Weimann, 2002)....
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How to Write an RFP for Information Products
Once upon a time, an international company's fledgling information department was tasked with buying online content to provide appropriate economic and financial news and company information. Although the information manager was an experienced researcher,...
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Military Legal Resources Site at Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Federal Research Division hosts a Military Legal Resources page on its public Web site. Launched in July 2003, the site is at www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/military-legal-resources-home.html. The division is the fee-for-service...
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RLG, OCLC to Merge
Two of the world's largest membership-based information organizations have agreed to come together. The combined organization will offer an integrated product and service line, and will give libraries, archives and museums new leverage in developing...
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The Google Library Project Both Sides of the Story
Abstract (1) Google's announcement that it will include in its search database the full text of books from five of the world's leading research libraries has provoked newspaper editorials, public debates, and two lawsuits. Some of this attention...
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The Pause That Refreshes (the Eye)
Coca-Cola once advertised its product as "the pause that refreshes." As we mark the month of June by holding SLA's 97th Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO, I'm reminded of a quote from English author Margaret Fairless Barber: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
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Understand Finances
As many information professionals take this time to attend SLA's Annual Conference to network and to hear about new systems, services, and technology, it is notable how important continuing education is to us. We work in a wide array of organizations,...
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