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. 9, September

Discovering Tex-Mex, the Cuisine of San Antonio
Tex-Mex is to Texas what pizza is to New York. Although it takes many of its ingredients from Mexico, you won't find anything like it in Guadalajara. This unique cuisine has endless variations--no two cooks make the same enchilada. In San Antonio in...
Does Deep Linking Infringe Copyright?
Deep linking is a new buzzword among librarians, webmanagers and Internet lawyers. Deep linking refers to links on a web site to the interior of another web site bypassing the home page of the second one. For example, a deep link is created where web...
Eighteen Selected as Fellows for Global Information Conference
The Special Libraries Association has announced that eighteen information professionals from developing nations around the world have been selected to participate as fellows at Global 2000, the Second Worldwide Conference Special Librarianship, to...
From the 1999-2000 Treasurer's Report at the 2000 Annual Business Meeting
I am happy to report that fiscal year 1999 was closed in a positive financial position. The Association has implemented many new cutting-edge products and services. From a membership standpoint, this is the ideal situation. From the treasurer's standpoint,...
Keep It Simple, Stupid
For Guarantee of Success, Stick with "Low-Tech" Presentations Apologies for this month's title, folks. My high school calculus teacher always reminded me when solving differential equations to "use the KISS method: Keep It Simple, Stupid." And it's...
Leading Change: Advice on Getting to the Table
The challenge to lead change is everywhere in our profession. Wireless communication devices, virtual reference desk software innovations, and peer to peer companies present just a few of the latest opportunities for innovation for information professionals....
Make Learning Rock: Four Ways to Get the Most out of Your Distance Learning Experience
Imagine that you can see two colleagues walking side-by-side as they exit a doorway. One colleague, with a widening grin gestures a "high five" wave to the other. The second colleague puts up a hand in apparent agreement. Nodding their heads simultaneously...
Nigel Lees, Manager, Library & Archive Services at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London
INFORMATION OUTLOOK: What is the mission and role of your library? Many of these societies are also publishers, and do not solely exist to make profit, but nevertheless have to make a reasonable return in order to survive. Their journals are among...
The Wisdom Administrator: Waiting in the Wings
This article briefly addresses the evolution of the role of an organization's senior information officer as that role has evolved primarily in the last half of this century. The author does not deny the humorous overtones implicit in the concept. But...