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. 5, No. 7, July

A Roadmap for the Successful Implementation of Competitive Intelligence Systems
THE SUCCESSFUL DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF A SUCCESSFUL CI system requires a good project plan. Much [ike a roadmap, this plan serves to identify important miLestones and provide information about alternative routes that can help the project...
Continuity and Change
Now that you have Seized the Competitive Advantage in San Antonio, move on to Putting Knowledge to Work [R] in Los Angeles next June. Each summer we are at the time of endings and beginnings. Some association officers finish their terms of office,...
Custom Information Portals and the Delivery of Real-Time Intelligence
OVER THE PAST DECADE, THE NEW INFORMATION AGE HAS INTERTWINED ITSELF with the Internet to bring about the most expansive collection of data ever compiled. Today's knowledge workers are drowning in the sea of data streaming at them from disparate sources....
EU Copyright Directive Adopted by the European Parliament
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG VOTED ON 14 FEBRUARY 2001 to adopt the draft EU Directive on copyright in the information society, with overall minor modifications. This is almost the final stage before the Directive officially becomes European...
Importance of the Public Domain
What is the public domain and why is it important in copyright law? Nearly everyone has heard the term and has at least a vague notion of why it is important, but a deeper understanding of the value of the public domain is important for librarians,...
Interview
Tending the Garden of Knowledge: A Look at Communities of practice with Etienne Wenger TWO YEARS AGO IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE, LEARNING organizations thinker Peter Senge advised those of us who are concerned about change to "act...
Learning How to Learn
When I returned from the MLS Renewal for Special Librarians, my friends, colleagues, and boss all asked me, "So what did you learn?" The most important lesson I learned was how to learn. I was reluctant to go to the MLS Renewal for several reasons....