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. 2, No. 4, April

April Is the Cruelest Month! A Guide to Hoax Detection on the Net
The Internet breeds many hoaxes, jokes, and outright annoyances, particularly at this time of year. If you participate in e-mail discussion lists or Usenet newsgroups, you will see these regularly. How good are you at spotting the hoaxes, and do you...
European Copyright Directive Lacks Adequate Protection for Libraries
While spending some quiet time at home one evening, I decided to do a little pleasure reading. My first mistake was opening my briefcase, for "pleasurable" reading rarely, if ever, comes out of it. I paid for my mistake when I read the title of the first...
Needed: User-Responsive Agricultural Libraries in Developing Countries
The Need for User-Responsive Libraries When Dougherty[1] wrote on the need for user-responsive research libraries, he exploded two great myths. The first myth states that "bigger libraries are better libraries", This myth nurtures the idea that ownership...
No Slackers Here! SLA's Youngest Members Have the Vision and Enthusiasm to Shape the Future of the Profession
The future of the profession is discussed and debated at many professional meetings and in many professional publications, including Information Outlook. Little has been said, however, about those members of SLA who will be the special librarians of...
The Librarian as Trainer: Internet Training - Lessons Learned
In today's information age, many end-users will attempt to retrieve needed information without the involvement of an intermediary. Most have little experience with basic research techniques and, as a result, are neither searching efficiently nor effectively....