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. 11, November

Are You Making What You're Worth?
Results from the 1999 SLA Salary Survey, conducted in April/May 1999, indicate a healthy increase in earnings since 1998. Among Canadian respondents in the same positions between April 1, 1998, and April 1, 1999, the mean percent change in earnings...
Circulating Laptop Computers at West Virginia University
Background The Evansdale Library, a branch library at West Virginia University, began circulating laptop computers in August 1997 as part of a pilot project to allow students more convenient computer access. Staff from another university department,...
Determining Fair Price
Under certain conditions libraries are permitted to reproduce library materials in order to replace lost, damaged, stolen, deteriorating, or obsolete works in their collections. There is no permission for libraries to photocopy or scan works that do...
Getting a Grip on Government Information
Back in August, the United States Department of Commerce submitted a proposal to Congress that would close the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), possibly transferring its archival responsibilities to the Library of Congress and its dissemination...
Internet2 and Next Generation Internet: Two for the Future
The amount of Internet content and users has grown exponentially since the early 1990s creation of the World Wide Web. But Internet infrastructure has hardly kept pace. If you've been upgrading your equipment like mad but are still frustrated with...
LOOKING to the New Millennium: Strategic Planning for SLA Units
Ah, the millennium, and a librarian's thoughts turn to strategic planning. As we anticipate the turning over of the year like the odometer on our cars, we naturally remember the highlights of the past and look forward to the potential of the future....
Philadelphia Firsts
Why would you come to Philadelphia, other than for the very good reason that the Special Libraries Association is holding its annual conference there in June 10- 15, 2000? What makes Philadelphia interesting or attractive? As an information professional,...
Planning for the Future of SLA
Over the past five years, the Finance Committee has developed and refined a long-range financial plan to ensure the long-term financial stability of the association. The plan is fully supported by a myriad of facts and figures. The long-range financial...
TO BIND or NOT TO BIND: Pros & Cons of Maintaining Paper Periodicals in the Library's Collection
The Electronic Tidal Wave In the current tidal wave carrying publishers into digital formats for their journals publishing, a basic question is looming in the minds of many librarians: What is the future of paper periodicals in libraries? This question...