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. 4, April

Building the Virtual Association: An Ongoing Strategy
Since the creation of the association's web presence in May of 1996, the board of directors, members, and staff have been committed to developing a virtual association where members can access the association's services globally and equitably twenty-four...
Copyright: The Digital Dilemma
The long-awaited National Research Council's (NRC) report, The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age, from the Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the Emerging Information Infrastructure is now available. [1] It is...
IRC Takes Control of Web Content Management
Although announced at Winter Meeting, I am pleased to confirm that control of SLA's web site content management has been transferred to the Information Resources Center (IRC). Cooperation between the IRC and Computer Services (CS) will continue in...
Learning Is a Matter of Principle: Part I
SLA's Strategic Learning and Development Center (SLDC) is committed to helping information professionals become distinctive and indispensable contributors to their organizations through learning. We are confident that we can advance toward this ambitious...
No One Is an Island
No one in an organization can be as knowledgeable as the collective group of individuals who put their experiences, their backgrounds, their beliefs, and their perspectives together to make things happen. Last month, I joined the rest of the association's...
SLA's General and Subsidiary Funds, Did You Know That
The association maintains nine separate funds in carrying out the policies and practices of the association. Since SLA is incorporated in the United States, the fund accounting and classification standards are determined by the Financial Accounting...
Tillman Elected to Lead Special Libraries Association
Hope N. Tillman is the newly elected president-elect of the Special Libraries Association. Tillman is director of libraries at Babson College, Babson Park, MA. She and the newly elected members of SLA's Board of Directors will be installed June 14,...
Visual Web Browser-Creating a 2D Interactive Space for Web Navigation
Early explorers and navigators of the uncharted areas of our planet had to progress and advance their expeditions with little assistance, but followers were more efficient, had less risk, and were also more effective, as their maps were more informative...
Where Is Your Compass Taking You?
International Special Librarians Day (ISLD)2000 is upon us, and this month's column begins with a primer for the uninitiated. ISLD is held annually on the Thursday of National Library Week in the United States. The event provides an opportunity for...