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. 4, No. 11, November

A Global Association for a World of Information Professionals
The changing role of the information professional is a global phenomena. The global economy, the communications revolution, and the Internet have created common challenges and opportunities for information professionals that bind us together with a...
An Open Letter to the Information Profession
The following is a condensed and adapted version of a message delivered recently by David R. Bender, Ph.D., executive director of SLA, to the SLA membership: I've been reflecting quite a bit on the future of the information profession. What does...
Fair Use: A Right or a Privilege
Fair use is one of the most important issues in copyright especially for researchers, librarians, scholars and other users of copyrighted works. For many years copyright law experts and others have debated whether fair use is a right or a privilege....
Highlights of the 2001 Association Program Plan and Budget
The association provides a solid model for business planning and financial operations. SLA's operational planning cycle stems from the strategic direction set by the elected leadership. The board of directors in concert with members, volunteer leaders,...
Mining the Internet with Domain Names
A GREAT DOMAIN NAME IS THE KEY TO ESTABLISHING A STRONG PRESENCE and making the riches of the Internet more accessible. Indeed, a domain name is akin to the Location of a premium piece of real estate. Only, in this case, the location is a virtual home...
Moving Up and Out
NEWTON'S FIRST LAW STATES THAT A BODY IN MOTION REMAINS IN MOTION and a body at rest remains at rest. This is true not only in physics, but also in careers. A person who makes changes and takes advantage of opportunities always seems to have something...
On and off Broadway in San Antonio
We all know about New York's Broadway. But San Antonio has a Broadway just as historical. Broadway starts downtown and winds north through one of the oldest bedroom communities in Texas--Alamo Heights. You can spend a whole day checking out this great...
Relationships R Us: Climbing Up the Value Chain
THE MORE I FOCUS ON THE SUBJECT OF MANAGING THE STRATEGIC POSITIONING of an information services unit (and funny how that subject is enjoying such keen professional interest these days), the more I am convinced that we have underestimated the importance...
Treasures All around Us: Finding the Gems of Informal Learning
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." Chinese Proverb Learning comes in many forms, some of which are readily apparent to us and others that require our more careful attention. All around us, perhaps unseen at first...