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. 12, December

A Better Way to Negotiate Online Research Resources; LookUp[R] Precision[TM]: Online Research Tracking and Cost Management
You spend thousands of dollars a year acquiring and subscribing to the right online research resources for your library. How do you show the value of these resources and of your department as a whole? With so many different databases and reports, it...
Change and Leadership
Leadership is one of my favorite subjects, if only because I've been surrounded by some of the greatest leaders of our age during my career. Change, though, isn't always perceived as a matter for leadership. In the case of SLA, I believe they are inextricably...
Do Indexes Qualify for Copyright Protection?
It is with both regret and relief that I write this, my last copyright column for Information Outlook. I have loved writing the column. But 74 columns later, I have quite simply run out of ideas! I appreciate the support and ideas you have given me...
IFLA's 70th World Library and Information Congress in Buenos Aires
Libraries: Tools for Education and Development [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The recent International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the first hosted in South America. It was considered...
Managing Your Library's Technology Projects
One truth about librarianship is that our skills are not as simply defined as other professions. We are valued for our specific skills as information specialists, while at the same time most of us are also generalists, building skill sets through a...
Plan Ahead for Your Content Management System
Content management (CM) is a set of practices focused on improving the processes of creating, storing, structuring, and delivering high-value information. But it isn't easy. It always requires a deep understanding of the content and those processes...
SLA's New Information Center
The recent reception at SLA's new global headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, showed off the exciting new offices of the association to local, and some not so local, members, partners, and guests. In prime position at the impressive light and airy...
Twenty Ways for All Librarians to Be Successful with E-Learning
E-learning and distance education have been with us for a long time. I even remember when my alma mater experimented with a television campus. There have always been issues with distance, resources, and time for learners to get the learning opportunities...
Web-Based Information Storage and Retrieval System in Agriculture and Rural Development Banking in India
Abstract This article describes the concept of rural development and the role of information in the overall development of the rural populace. It attempts to explore the information needs of rural development practitioners and lists sources of information...
Web Sites Worth a Click
Overwhelmed by work and trying to keep up with industry news and great resources for yourself and your clients at the same time? Check out these sites. In addition to Web site content, each offers a periodic alerting service. The list below is not...