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. 7, No. 6, June

Archival Materials and Copyright Ownership. (Copyright Corner)
Identifying, tracking, and managing archival items is a huge issue for library and archival collections. Although copyright is just one part of archives management, it is a critical one. Maintaining an inventory of the artifacts is something libraries...
Awards and Honors for SLA Members. (Communications Outlook)
On Sunday, June 8, 2003, 18 outstanding individuals will be officially honored during the SLA Awards Reception at the University Club in Manhattan. SLA Hall of Fame Members of the association who are at or near the end of an active professional...
Bridging the Digital Divide in Health: HINARI. (Expanding Access to Health Information)
IN THE EARLY 1980S, LIBRARIANS BEGAN PROTESTING THE SKYROCKETING COSTS of journal subscriptions. Some headlines were "Libraries Stunned by Journal Price Increases" (Science); "Periodical Prices: The Perpetual Problem" (Library Journal); "Research Libraries...
Bridging the Digital Divide in Health: HINARI: Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
Expanding Access to Health Information IN THE EARLY 1980S, LIBRARIANS BEGAN PROTESTING THE SKYROCKETING COSTS of journal subscriptions. Some headlines were "Libraries Stunned by Journal Price Increases" (Science); "Periodical Prices: The Perpetual...
Communities: The Three R's Roles, Relevance, and Respect. (Information Trends)
In this column, I'd like to talk a little about the challenge of new technologies in community creation and advancement. Libraries have always been part and parcel of their communities. Public librarians can practice in neighborhood libraries --...
Selective Outsourcing: A Tool for Leveraging the Value of Information Professional. (out Sourcing as a Long Term Strategy)
EIGHT YEARS AGO, IN ONE OF THOSE CRUEL RITUALS OF "RIGHTSIZING" THAT were performed in many of America's corporations in the 1990s, the information center staff of a prominent consumer products company was reduced from nine people to one at a single...
Selective Outsourcing: A Tool for Leveraging the Value of Information Professionals
Outsourcing as a Long-Term Strategy EIGHT YEARS AGO, IN ONE OF THOSE CRUEL RITUALS OF "RIGHTSIZING" THAT were performed in many of America's corporations in the 1990s, the information center staff of a prominent consumer products company was reduced...
SLA's Global Community. (KEx Corner)
At the Texas Chapter Spring Meeting in Houston in March, I gave a presentation on SLA's global community. The presentation has been added to Virtual SLA at www.sla.org/content/interactive/globalcommunity.cfm to help members take advantage of this unique...
The Bodacious Library: No Sissies Allowed! (Bold, Brazen, and Bodacious)
BODACIOUS E-INFO DEPOT: BED. COME TO BED WITH AN EXPERIENCED LIBRARIAN. The name and slogan for a new cast recovery service. Brilliant! Witty, bold, provocative. I began to envision a whole Line of promotional items: pens, coffee mugs, a T-shirt...
Time to Reflect. (Executive Outlook)
The summer solstice is rapidly approaching. The word solstice is Latin in origin and means stand still, in that the sun appears to stand still. A little before and during the winter and summer solstices, the sun appears to rise and set at almost exactly...
World Class Knowledge Services. (Knowledge-Centric Organizations)
Toward World-Class Knowledge Services: Emerging Trends in Specialized Research Libraries Part One: The Management Perspective SUCCESSFUL MODERN ORGANIZATIONS ARE, BY DEFINITION, KNOWLEDGE-CENTRIC. In these organizations, the business of the enterprise...
World Class Knowledge Services: Toward World-Class Knowledge Services: Emerging Trends in Specialized Research Libraries Part One: The Management Perspective
Knowledge-Centric Organizations SUCCESSFUL MODERN ORGANIZATIONS ARE, BY DEFINITION, KNOWLEDGE-CENTRIC. In these organizations, the business of the enterprise takes place in an environment in which employees conduct research and make decisions or...