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. 4, April

Artifacts from the 20th Century: Historic Pop Culture Items Are Locked in Corporate Vaults. How Can We Preserve Them for Future Generations?
An interview with Bill Ivey Bill Ivey, a keynote speaker at SLA's 2004 Annual Conference in Nashville, is the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Visiting Scholar and director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt. He...
Criminal Copyright Infringement
Most copyright litigation is civil in nature--a court finds that a defendant has infringed and orders the defendant to pay either statutory damages or actual damages and profits. There are also criminal copyright penalties, and Congress has shown recent...
Guy St. Clair Captures John Jacob Astor Award
Guy St. Clair has been nominated for the John Jacob Astor Award in Library Studies and Information Science. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Author or co-author of 14 books and dozens of articles, St. Clair has been an expert in knowledge management for...
Leading Change for New Growth
By now, you are aware that the SLA Board of Directors adopted a new policy to do business as SLA. This action by the Board is an exciting move in the spirit of the new vision and mission statements-focusing on globalization, innovation, and promoting...
New System Archives Information Outlook
These are exciting times for SLA, "Connecting People and Information". This is the last column of mine published from the 18th Street headquarters, but it is the first written for SLA's Information Center (IC), formerly the Knowledge Exchange. Our...
Policies Nonexistent in Almost Half of Companies
Nearly half of American companies haven't adopted records retention policies for e-mail and other electronic documents, despite the serious issues raised about corporate records keeping over the past two years. In a new survey of 2,200 records managers,...
Random Thoughts on Context, Content, Librarianship, and Who Is King, Exactly?
IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of...
Simmons, Harvard Team to Train Iraqi Librarians
Responding to the devastating effects of war on Iraqi libraries, the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and the Harvard University library system are launching a joint program to train Iraqi librarians and archivists....
Staying Relevant: Competencies and Employee Reviews
Consider a young, newly minted information professional--we'll call her Lori. Lori's upcoming annual performance review looms like a date with the dentist. In two days she will be forced to repeat the agony of a year ago, when she underwent her first...
The New Information Professional: Goldspiel Grant Recipient Compares Vision to Practice
2002 Goldspiel grant recipient Deborah Barreau will discuss her research on the differences between the vision and the practice of the roles of information professionals within news organizations. Linda Smith and Lian Ruan, the 2003 Goldspiel grant...