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. 8, No. 8, August

A Time for Transformation
Many of you are very familiar with the 1965 classic melody, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds, which reminds us that there is a time for everything. At SLA, the time has come for deep transformation of the professional development experiences you get...
Extended Campus Libraries: Special Libraries for the Community
Like small libraries? Need individual assistance? Want to conduct research away from the hub of activity? Then visit your nearest extended campus library. Usually small in size, small in book collections, and located away from urban centers, extended...
Information Outlook's Ebrary Library
After the launch of the June issue of Information Outlook using the ebrary platform, we have continued adding more past issues to this resource. By August we expect to have all the 2003 and 2004 issues of Information Outlook uploaded to ebrary in PDF....
IP Authentication and Passwords-On Life Support and Not Expected to Make It
Ahhh--I fondly remember my first password. It was TEDDY--cute, memorable, and easy to use. In the intervening 25 years my passwords have become far too long, not particularly memorable, and loaded with grenades. What happened?! Some systems expect...
Landmark Canadian Copyright Case
The traditional photocopy activities of the Law Society of Upper Canada were recently vindicated in an important copyright case. The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that the document delivery activities of the library through its custom photocopy...
Report Urges Measured Response to Piracy
The networked economy and technological innovation have been, and will continue to be, at the heart of our nation's economic growth. Policies that more clearly delineate digital intellectual property rights while striking a balance between the rights...
Second Site: Order from Chaos-Twice
The ad read, "Part-time, to set up school library, catalog and shelve existing collection, and begin developing a more extensive collection to meet the academic needs of the student population. Approx 8 hours per week at the beginning to be increased...
SLA Campaign to Transform Learning
SLA's million-dollar education initiative will transform professional development for information professionals. SLA launched the professional development program in June at Nashville 2004 with a fund-raising target of $1 million. The money will...
The Digital Library Edge: For Research, Virtual Beats Brick and Mortar
Your dearest library memory might be the day you discovered a fascinating book while casually glancing at the shelves. It might be a practice of sneaking a non-crunchy snack into the study area so that you could munch quietly while savoring a read....
The More People Need Information, the More They'll Need Information Experts; an Information Expert in the Midst of the Information Economy ... What Could Be Better?
The online information business is changing as the volume of information grows and customers for it become more savvy and demanding. Information Outlook talked recently with Roy Martin, the CEO of Dialog, one of the major providers of online-based...
Thinking of Managing an Information Center?
If you are thinking about managing an information center, there's plenty to think about. The staff you manage may have different attitudes, experience, and backgrounds in a variety of organizations. You may observe mismatches between staff skills and...