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. 3, No. 5, May

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (or, How to Keep Up with the Internet)
(or, HOW TO KEEP UP WITH THE INTERNET) There is a bit of wistfulness, a touch of panic, and a whole lot of frustration behind the cry heard throughout the land these days: "How can I keep up with the Internet?" It's a particularly plaintive lament...
Gain Insight into License Terms, Conditions, and the Negotiation Process
The Special Libraries Association has two informative programs in 1999 that will enable you to better understand the licensing of electronic resources. Our first pro- gram in the series was a videoconference held on March 4, De-mystifying the Licensing...
More to Do in Minneapolis
Twin Cities Dining & Nightlife Minnesota has long enjoyed a reputation as a "meat and potatoes" kind of place. But, as one of her native sons sings, "the times, they are a changing." The Twin Cities, home to America's first Afghani and first...
Online Service Provider Liability
For several years there has been concern about whether an Internet online service provider (OSP) is liable for contributory infringement when a subscriber or user of its service infringes copyright. The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...
Quick Access: Find Statistical Data on the Internet
In a typical business library, current o? historical quotes on interest rates, foreign exchange rates, stocks, etc. are requested frequently, if not daily. Remember those days when we received government releases on official data through regular mail?...
Shares Thoughts on Success and Knowledge Management
The Minneapolis Conference Program Committee Innovative thinking and thought-provoking ideas are certain to be shared at the General Session at the 90th Annual Conference in Minneapolis if the discussion between General Session speaker Laurence...
SLA's Brightest Stars
This Year's Award Winners Reflect the Best the Profession Has to Offer Leadership, integrity, character, competency... these are just a few adjectives that describe any of SLA's award winners this year. The people outlined on the following pages...
Special Libraries in Croatia Surmount the Odds
To visit libraries in any foreign country, to observe their professional activities and services, and to compare them to contemporary practices in the U.S. is indeed exciting and challenging. As an IREX short-term grant recipient for several consecutive...
The New Information Technology Division
In the past year, SLA and the Information Technology (ITE) Division have greatly increased their use of and presence on the Net. SLA named the Information Technology Division as the prototype Virtual Division, as it named Western Canada the Virtual...
The Savvy Conference-Goer Does SLA
The annual conference is the only place where we really see the full power of SLA: the amazing array of programs sponsored by the divisions; the networking opportunities; the lengths to which vendors will go to outshine each other. In order to take...
U.S. Database Protection Debate Gets Interesting
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Okay, so it's a cliche. But it's incredibly accurate, given the nature of the debate over legislation that would lower the threshold for protection of databases under United States law. Last year,...