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. 3, No. 10, October

Are You Ready for the New Millennium?
Keep searching for new opportunities to integrate your skills and your expertise into your organization's culture. Well, here we are, making the turn and heading to the wire that will signal our entrance into the next century. Only three months...
KM2000: The Conference for Developing Your Knowledge Management Competencies
SLA's Professional Development department is proud to announce its newest continuous education offering--The Professional Learning Conference. This exciting annual event will provide you, regardless of the information environment in which you work,...
Lessons Learned from Y2k
The Year 2000 is fast approaching, and many of us have expended a lot of energy preparing. The hype has been everywhere for too long, and we are receiving conflicting messages, which range from the laid back "no problem!" to "it's the end of the world,...
LUCY LETTIS: Information Professional of the New Millennium
In September, Lucy Lettis, an SLA member since 1985, was promoted to Principal at Arthur Andersen in New York, NY. Lettis is the first information professional to rise to this level in Arthur Andersen's eighty-six year history. Obviously, this is a...
Outsell Survey Reflects Future for Information Professionals
"This Briefing is mandatory reading for information professionals caught in the pickle of organizational and industry changes[ldots]" That sentence began a report published by Outsell, Incorporated, that is the best explanation of the future of the...
Pushing the Pay Envelope: Y2k Compensation Strategies
Are you happy with the perception of the value of special librarians in today's marketplace? Why do so many librarians feel underpaid and undervalued? Where is the cash payoff in this, the knowledge-based economy? Of course, what we feel about this...
Special Libraries and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.(Http://lcweb.Loc.Gov/catdir/pcc/) )(Brief Article)
A frequent complaint of special librarians is that the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are not specific enough for their collection. Catalogers are forced to assign headings that are too broad, or in some cases they expend great efforts...
The U.S. Copyright Distance Education Report
The fair use of works in distance education has been one of the most extraordinarily difficult copyright issues for colleges and universities. One source of difficulty has been the changing nature of distance education, as displays and performances...
Where Will XML Take Us? Where Will We Take XML?
The Problem: The Need for Metadata, and the General Lack of It. As the World Wide Web becomes increasingly important as a source of information, the lack of data about available documents becomes ever more apparent and frustrating. Hypertext Markup...