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. 6, No. 9, September

Coming Events
September 2002 Library Assessment and Benchmarking Institute (LAB 2002) September 13-17 Monterey, CA, USA European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries September 16-18 Pontifical Gregorian University,...
Communicating Competencies and Collaboration
PROFESSIONALISM LENDS ITSELF TO TEACHING. THE CONSUMMATE INFORMATION professional realizes he/she is part of a process, and endeavors to contribute to the cycle, not merely take from it. In librarianship, mentoring is highly regarded as a way to contribute...
Digital Preservation Looks Forward
A TEAM LED BY HAL R. VARIAN AND PETER LYMAN AT THE UNIVERSITY of California at Berkeley recently used data from the late 1990s to estimate that "the world's total yearly production of print, film, optical and magnetic content would require roughly...
Greetings. (Executive Outlook)
By the time most of you see this, we'll be within a week or so of the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. All of us were affected to some degree by this tragedy. My brother was in Manhattan...
Library Practicum 101
LIBRARY PRACTICUMS OR INTERSHIPS ARE A COLLABORATION OF EMPLOYERS, students and graduate schools, each one dependent on the other for a successful relationship. It is a relationship in which we think the benefits far outweigh the efforts. The Employers--Laura...
Schnedeker Receives Outstanding Achievement in Business Librarianship. (Chapter & Division News)
The Business and Finance Division of SLA has announced Donald Schnedeker, director of the Management Library of Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, as the recipient of the 2002 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Librarianship....
The Dean of Fair Use. (Copyright Corner)
Professor L. Ray Patterson, known to librarians everywhere as the dean of fair use, has spent nearly half a century writing about copyright law. For 44 years professor Patterson has taught generations of law students and has inspired many copyright...
The DOI Is Coming: Tracking Digital Information
LIBRARIANS KNOW THAT WHAT THE WEB REALLY NEEDS IS A LIBRARY SYSTEM, including catalog numbers for documents. Unique catalog numbers are the bedrock of an information management system and a long-standing tradition in publishing and library science....
The Real-Time Enterprise
SPECIALIST LIBRARIANS HAVE A CRITICAL ROLE TO PLAY IN THE REAL-TIME enterprise. In fact, the more you think about it, the more you realize specialist librarians are ideally positioned to help their organizations get the best from the information technology/knowledge...