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. 7, No. 8, August

2003 New York Conference Wrap Up: SLA's 94th Annual Conference
NEW YORK CITY WAS THE BACKDROP JUNE 6-12 FOR SLA'S 94TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE--6,798 INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS PARTICIPATED IN A WEEK OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. ON DAY ONE OF THE CONFERENCE, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF JANICE R....
At Your Service-"Too Much Information"? Not for the RRFC Network: The Personal Touch Makes the Difference
A state director of special education is planning a summit on autism and related issues, and wants to incorporate the latest research findings, as well as information from other states that have autism initiatives. Parents of a child with a severe...
Branding and Marketing Synergy
Last month I introduced the Brand Team and outlined the branding endeavors we intend to initiate over the coming months. This month's column provides a snapshot of recent activities and introduces a new section where, from time to time, I will share...
Business and Finance Division's Center of Excellence Award Winners
The Business and Finance Division announced the winners of its second annual Center of Excellence Awards. The awards, presented at the annual conference in New York, recognize quality in the management and delivery of information. The awards take their...
Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management: Tools to Personalize Knowledge Delivery
Berlex Laboratories, an ethical pharmaceutical company headquartered in Montville, New Jersey, produces, develops, and markets specialized medicines, including radiopharmaceuticals, for diagnostic imaging, oncology, female health, cardiovascular disease,...
Deep Linking: The Plot Thickens
To date, there have been only a handful of cases involving copyright and the practice of "deep linking" on the Web--that is, linking to an interior Web page on another website rather than to the front page. One case that has been closely watched...
Holistic Budgeting: A Process: A Whole System Approach
"HOLISTIC \H_-'LIS-TIK\ ADJ (1926) 2: RELATING TO OR CONCERNED WITH WHOLES OR WITH COMPLETE SYSTEMS RATHER THAN WITH THE ANALYSIS OF, TREATMENT OF, OR DISSECTION INTO PARTS." (MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY) Specialized libraries are usually...
New Beginnings
What an exciting time to join the Special Libraries Association as the Executive Director. I officially began work the first week of July, and already find myself getting valuable information and great ideas from the membership. As I discover more...
New Career Development Series
SLA is pleased to present a new series of virtual seminars on career development for the library field: finding a job, building personal competencies, balancing work and life in today's world, and more. The seminars are designed to be of interest to...
Reference and Instruction Services Go Virtual as a Form of Outreach: Case Studies from Academic Libraries: The New Virtual Environment
ACADEMIC, SPECIAL, AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES CATER TO A CUSTOMER BASE THAT IS NO LONGER DEFINED BY LOCATION. USERS OF INFORMATION ARE GLOBAL CLIENTS WHO ARE CONTINUOUSLY CONNECTED TO RESOURCES AND ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO ACCESS IN ANY PHYSICAL FACILITY. CONVERSELY,...
Taglines, Slogans, and Bears-Oh My!
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a branding team meeting at SLA headquarters when the discussion of slogans and taglines came up. I consider myself an educated person, but I was somewhat befuddled when I was asked about the difference between a slogan...
The 10 R's Facing Information Professionals in Our Association
Scratch a librarian and you'll get a story--what a wonderful profession we share! It's great to return from another annual conference, having networked with and learned from so many brilliant colleagues. What was the hot topic at our annual conference...