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. 5, May

All about Drucker: The Process of Self Development
Peter Drucker is his own best advertisement for self-development and self-management. At 92, he has done more major work in recent months than most of us can comprehend. He wrote a 19-page feature for The Economist last November and an article in...
Copyright, Fair Use and the For-Profit Sector
INTERPRETING COPYRIGHT LAW IN LIBRARIES IS NOT AN EASY TASK. Applying the fair use provision (section 107) and the library exemption (section 108) of the Copyright Act to the for-profit sector is particularly difficult. In determining whether a particular...
Executive Outlook
Thank You This is my last column as SLA president. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve in this role as leader for such a remarkable group of information professionals. Last summer I began my presidency by visiting Bretton Woods, New Hampshire,...
Getting to 100: Managing Change at the Special Libraries Association
THERE ARE THOSE WHO ASSERT (CORRECTLY IN MY OPINION) THAT SLA'S strength in managing change is one of the association's critical assets. In fact, it was at a program at an SLA conference that the theme of change management was so forcefulLy stated...
No Ordinary Historian: An Interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin. (Interview)
IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 40 YEARS SINCE DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN WAS A GRADUATE student spending the summer in the House of Representatives. During that summer of 1965, Goodwin had the opportunity to see Lyndon Johnson's administration at its highest point as...
SLA Announces Changes to the 2002 Annual Conference Schedule. (LA Conference Update)
SLA'S 2002 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER and the association has announced a number of Last minute events. With June rapidly approaching, Information Outlook brings you the following updates and sneak peeks of scheduled...
The Move to an Online Who's Who. (Money Matters)
There have been many rumors about the discontinuation of Who's Who in Special Libraries and I want to take an opportunity to address these in this edition of Money Matters. Two of the most frequent questions we have recently heard are "Why aren't...
The National ID Controversy. (Public Policy)
On September 11, terrorists forever altered the complexion of American society. Since then, new policies have been implemented, even more have been debated and still others remain on the table. One such issue is the necessity for national identification...
What's Going on in the Knowledge Exchange? (KEx Corner)
Research Since the last "KEx Corner" was published Cathy Mahe has joined the Knowledge Exchange as the information integrator. Cathy has gained professional experience both in industry (MCI Worldcom) and the association world (American Trucking...
What's Happened to Copyright?
THE DIGITAL WORLD HAS CONFOUNDED BOTH COPYRIGHT HOLDERS and the users of copyrighted works. Early in the development of the Internet, there were many who predicted the death of copyright (1). Some believed that everything on the Internet should be...