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. 1, January

A New Year, New Challenges, and New Opportunities
I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year; 1998 promises to be both an interesting and challenging year for all of us. In November, I participated in the State-of-the-Art Institute on Knowledge Management: A Competitive Asset that had over 100 attendees....
Bluegrass State Puts P.R. in Action
Susan Byars, public relations chair of the Kentucky Chapter, sent news that the Kentucky Chapter committees on Affirmative Action and Public Relations have merged. The chapter's Board of Directors combined the two groups because of overlapping goals...
Copyright Issues at NTIS
The unique identity of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) presents interesting copyright challenges. NTIS is a non-appropriated (it does not rely on taxpayer funds to operate) agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NTIS sells and distributes...
Creating a Bibliographic Database for a Widely Distributed Collection
The National Park Service (NPS) manages over 375 sites in the United States and its territories that range in size from a few to over 14 million acres. For the American public, national parks and related areas are places to visit for pleasure and education;...
Frequently Asked Questions regarding SLA's Financial Activities
Q: What type of organization is SLA? A: SLA is a non-profit corporation as defined in the IRS Code under section 501(c)(3), and organized under the laws of the State of New York. Q: Does this mean that SLA cannot make a profit? A: Although a non-profit...
IFLA 1997: Libraries and Information for Human Development
A beautiful city, good weather, a good conference center, many interesting things to see and do, and the company of interesting and knowledgeable colleagues made this year's IFLA conference another memorable one. Many museums and libraries were available...
Internet Resources in the Humanities
In order to discuss the best Internet resources in the humanities, it is first necessary to define what fields of knowledge constitute the humanities. Last spring, one of my courses at Drexel University was "Resources in the Humanities." Prior to learning...
Looking Ahead for Professional Development
It sometimes happens that all the stars line up in perfect order and the planets converge in synchronization. This is what has happened amongst several units of SLA. The Professional Development Committee had spent considerable time developing a vision...
Members on the Move around the World
Many of our SLA members are involved in international activities that enhance our profession on a global scale. The following collaborations demonstrate in a tangible way our members growing commitment to internationalization: Press Release: The VIII...
New Year, New Outlook for Information Policy Worldwide
At the beginning of 1997, if someone had said, "By the end of the year, we will have a great chance of shaping information policy for the future," I would have replied, "If I were a gambler, I don't think I'd bet my life's savings on that possibility."...
SLA's Information Resources Center
Welcome to the first edition of IRC Notes. This column will help to promote the services of SLA's Information Resources Center (IRC) and cover issues of current interest to information professionals. IRC services can be very helpful in your research...
The Push Is On: What Push Technology Means to the Special Librarian
"Push technology" couldn't have come at a better time. As the role of the information professional expands to include high level functions like knowledge management, Intranet development and global data integration, push technology is enhancing the value...
To the West and North
West of 1-65 S Continuing the tour of Indiana, we'll start in southern Indiana west of I-65. Our first stop is Corydon. Corydon became the seat of territorial government in 1813 and was the state's first capitol from 1816 to 1825. The Corydon Capitol...