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. 5, May

Bring SLA's Videoconferences to Your Town!
Each spring and fall, SLA's Professional Development Department offers a first-rate satellite videoconference that focuses on important issues or trends affecting the information industry. Past videoconference topics have included marketing library services,...
Canadian Librarians Should Benefit from European, U.S. Copyright Debates
Over the last year, the nations of the world have been debating the matter of copyright in the digital environment. The European Union (EU) and the United States have been aggressively working to resolve the matter. Throughout the process of negotiations...
Career Resources on the Net
The Internet is a jumble of resources - some valuable, others less so. In this sea of virtual anarchy, there are resources that allow us to assist our patrons in a variety of tasks from answering the most basic reference questions to serving more complex...
Davis Drives Home the Importance of Being Knowledge Based
Dr. Stanley Davis - author, consultant, public speaker, and educator - will be the keynote speaker at SLA's 89th Annual Conference, "Leadership, Performance, Excellence: Information Professionals in the Driver's Seat," in Indianapolis, IN, on June 8,...
Electronic Information Packets Dissected
In the January issue of Information Outlook, the resources available from SLA's Information Resources Center were summarized, and I hope that you have been able to make use of them. Here, I am going to discuss in more detail the Electronic Information...
Reprints and Permissions
Newspapers around the world are deluged by requests for reprints or permission to reprint photographs and articles. It's no wonder when one considers the large market penetration of newspapers and their unique local coverage. About 60 percent of adults...
SLA's Commitment to Professional Growth
Currently over $60,000 a year, in the form of scholarships and travel stipends, is given by the association, its chapters, and its divisions to support new students in various activities. Stipends help to finance part of their library education, attend...
Special Libraries in Northern Ireland
The blockbuster movie Titanic had just opened for worldwide release in February when 13 U.S. librarians visited the special library and archives housing the original documents, blueprints, photographs, and letters concerning the construction and loss...
The Phenomenon of Knowledge Management: What Does It Mean to the Information Profession?
Knowledge Management: An Emerging Concern Knowledge management is emerging as a key concern of organizations, particularly those who have already redesigned their business processes and embedded a total quality approach into their practices. Major consulting...
When Less Is More
In a poem, Robert Browning wrote of a man who painted faultlessly, yet realized that imperfect artists created greater works. "Less is more," sometimes, the painter said, resignedly. In a time when many of us have begun to feel that the accumulation...