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. 2, No. 6, June

Information Policy Success: A Year in Review
During the 1997-98 association year, the SLA Government Relations Committee focused on expanding SLA's advocacy efforts through virtual and direct communications with members and government officials. Initiatives included: * direct and electronic...
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Interlibrary Loan and Copyright: Growing from Canada to California
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is becoming an increasingly used avenue to obtain access to copyrighted and non-copyrighted resources. However, its purview is growing beyond the library and into the boardroom, as exemplified in Canada and California. Rooted...
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Knowledge: Researching the Power Base of the Organization
Imagine being on Captain Janeway's Voyager ship far into the Delta quadrant of space. One works closely with a team of individuals whose lives are completely imbued in high technology, either to improve processes within, or to defend against those who...
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Librarians in Evolving Corporate Roles
"Most special librarians already know...the fact that they possess a set of unique and powerful knowledge skills and attitudes (competencies), that can be universally applied to virtually any kind of job setting, especially in information intensive public...
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Mentoring Up the Career Ladder
What Are Mentors and Why Do I Need One? Industry professionals often use mentors to help them advance up the career ladder. We hear people talk about mentoring, as well as read about it in the literature, but often there is not enough explanation of...
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Project Management Seminar at the University of Trent - Carrying the Message of Project Management Techniques to Northern Italy
Managing change and designing, planning, and accomplishing defined goals, as well as using human and physical resources effectively has captured the intellectual curiosity of Italian librarians and information workers. Italian librarians have been looking...
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Shopping on the Web
Shopping on the Web is becoming popular, as it is now easy, convenient, and less scary. Stores from local dells and restaurants to bookstores and other retail establishments have joined the movement toward electronic commerce to reach their customers...
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SLA's Financial Sponsors
One of the questions I am continually asked is, "How does SLA find and select its sponsors?" The answer is that quite often they find us and we provide them a wide array of sponsorship options. These options range from annual contribution opportunities...
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The Crest of Opportunity: A Conversation with Nettie Seabrooks, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Detroit
Recently, SLA President Judith J. Field had the opportunity to sit and talk with Nettie Seabrooks, Chief Operating Officer for the city of Detroit, Michigan, about-information technology, competitive intelligence, intellectual capital, and more. Seabrooks,...
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Warning: A Killer Mistake in Business - Don't Let Technology Drive Your Requirements
Information is a wonderful thing, but beware! In business, there is so much to know and so little time to absorb it. Using the right information tools can spell the difference between success or failure. Being able to make instant decisions, based upon...
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Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going - Together
With the many changes in the information profession prompting change in your professional association's products and services, SLA is striving to strike a balance between following the leaders, and leading the followers. We've all come a long way since...
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