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. 10, October

BLS Drafts New Definition of "Librarians." (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Last year, SLA worked hard to negotiate with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to make changes in the proposed Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) definition of "librarians." Many members and staff worked together to communicate...
Competing with the Web: If We Don't Win, Our Users Lose
Is the World Wide Web luring people away from your information center? Are your organization's employees "outsourcing" services without your knowledge or consent? There have always been people who overlooked or avoided going to the library for their...
Copyright: A Challenge to Distance Learning, Part 1
Many educators, continuing education providers, and students herald distance education as the wave of the future and as the solution to a variety of problems for teachers and learners. Distance education will enable students to take courses at a distance...
Creating Internet-Based Tutorials
Introduction Teaching users and staff how to find information has always been a part of librarians' and information service professionals' job descriptions. Traditionally, our teaching has consisted of showing users how to find information tools efficiently...
It's the Way You Use It
Have you heard the phrase - "There is no 'I' in TEAM"? Well there is a big "I" in a popular buzz phrase of this Information Age - Intellectual Capital. You as an individual play a major role in promoting your intellectual capital as a means to improve...
Purchasing and Reporting Made Simple: An Off-the-Shelf Solution
Introduction Like other small academic health science libraries, the Harold Kohn Vision Science Library needs to accomplish a lot with a little. We found that the same type of software employed by most small businesses for financial control could easily...
The "Experience LC" Program: A Personal Narrative
The term "special librarian" took on new dimension for a day in June 1998 which I spent at the Library of Congress (LC) in Washington, DC, in the Office of the Chief of Staff. This article is a narrative of that day, and an invitation to other librarians...
Web Developments: Virtual Communities Strive to Control E-Commerce and Standards
Getting a handle on web developments in such a short article reminds me of Sisyphus surfing. However, there are a few areas that stand out in the Web's Evolution: electronic commerce (e-commerce) and standards issues. The connecting thread is virtual...