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. 8, August

2002 Conference Wrap-Up
THE PAST YEAR HAS CERTAINLY NOT BEEN A QUIET ONE FOR SLA. With the retirement of Longtime Executive Director David Bender in August 2001 and the departure of his succesor, Executive Director Roberta Shaffer in March 2002, (not to mention bylaws,...
An Update from the Knowledge Exchange. (Kex Corner)
The Knowledge Exchange has completed a project listing membership surveys and assessments carried out by SLA chapters, divisions and caucuses (SLA Units). The goal was to provide a benchmarking tool for members who want to carry out their own survey...
Business & Finance Division Announces Center of Excellence Award Winners. (Chapter & Division News)
The Business & Finance Division announced the winners of its first annual "Center of Excellence" Awards at this year's annual SLA conference in Los Angeles. The awards take their inspiration from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, which...
Librarian Activism on the Copyright Front. (Copyright Corner)
For the past few years librarians have been extremely active in the copyright arena. Their activities have included trying to influence legislation, filing friend of the court briefs in pending cases and representing the users of library services in...
Library Planning in the Electronic Era: Are the Stacks Necessary? Where Are Stacks Going?
"GET RID OF THE STACKS." AS WITH ALL CATCH PHRASES, THIS ONE was first used in moderation and eventually progressed to the cliche level. Suddenly the cliche is everywhere. It surrounds us and is one of the more prominent cliches in the special library...
Organizing Moving Image Collections for the Digital Era: The Goldspeil Report
THE STEVEN I. GOLDSPIEL MEMORIAL RESEARCH FUND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991, and named in honor of the former president of Disclosure, Inc. (now known as Primark). The research fund is an endowment and projects are funded solely from investment income generated...
The Day of the Electronic Library: The Digital Transformation
BY NOW, MOST LIBRARIANS HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE terms "Digital Library" mean to them. To some, it is a wonderful technological advancement that allows users to find bits and pieces of essential information without Leaving the comfort of their...
What Have You Done for Me Lately? (Executive Outlook)
In this month's message, I want to share some of what I presented at the annual business meeting in June. What SLA has done for its members over the past year includes the introduction of a wide array of new products and services, with many more to...