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. 4, No. 2, February

At a Crossroads: Information Professional to Intelligence Analyst
Many information professionals are at a crossroads in their careers. They no longer just access and collect information: They must add value to the information through delivery, content, systems, or knowledge. One direction to move into is an analyst's...
Coming Events
February Intranets 2000 * http://www.intranets2000.com Online Inc. February 28-March 1, 2000 San Jose, CA March FORO 2000 * http://www.unm.edu/-foro/ Transborder Library Forum March 23-25, 2000 Albuquerque, NM ASIDIC...
Competitive Intelligence
Timing is everything. With an exchange of e-mails I was presented with the opportunity to guest edit this issue on competitive intelligence. Wilda Newman was the catalyst as she encouraged me to publish a paper that I had sent her. As we talked, the...
Competitive Intelligence and All. (IRC Notes)
In the fall 1998 article in Special Libraries, "Competitive Intelligence and the Information Center," the author, H. Frances Greene, suggested that "serious consideration be given to library information centers because these centers feature many of...
Competitive Intelligence on the Internet Going for the Gold
Since 1995, when it graced the cover of many major news and business magazines as the brave new technology on the block, the World Wide Web has swiftly formed the bedrock of delivery for business information. At Fuld & Company, a Cambridge-based...
Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Exemptions to 1998 Copyright Act. (Communications Outlook)
The United States Copyright Office is seeking written and reply comments from interested parties in order to elicit information and views on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are, or are likely to be, adversely affected by the...
Effective Use of Information & Competitive Intelligence
Mary "Dottie" Moon Information increasingly forms the basis of competitive advantage, and organizations must explicitly articulate and define the role information will play in the design and execution of their competitive strategies. Business writers...
Extranets. What's the Fuss? (the Cutting Edge)
First there was the Internet; used by and useful to only those with access to mainframe computers, typically computer scientists and research and development operations in large corporations. The World Wide Web (WWW), together with the arrival of the...
Focus on Global Competitive Intelligence
Globalization has come to be seen as a profitable and successful strategy that has arrived for all types of companies, not just the vast multinationals that have been much criticized for their use and abuse of corporate global reach and power. The...
In Memoriam
Anne M. Galler Anne M. Galler, retired Acting Chair of Education, Concordia University, died November 26, 1999, in Montreal, Canada. Throughout her long and distinguished career of forty years dedicated to the library and information science profession,...
Market the Value of Your Competitive Intelligence: An Added Role for the Information Center
Long gone are the days of the librarian as keeper of the books. In today's cutthroat, corporate environment, we must be top of the line, competitive information leaders. But how do we keep our departments on the cutting edge? How do we insure that...
New Year's Resolutions, One Month Late. (Executive Outlook)
Susan DiMattia, SLA's president, and I share this space by alternating our columns on a monthly basis. Since Susan had the good fortune to welcome you into the new millennium, I shall take this opportunity to do the same. I do not, however, consider...
Preparing for the CI Role: A Student's Perspective
According to Presscott & Gibbons, competitive intelligence (CI) is the 'evolving process by which the management team assesses the evolution of its industry and the capabilities and behavior of its current and potential competitors to assist in...
SLA's Pricing Strategy. (Money Matters)
Members often ask how the prices for SLA's products and services are determined. As might be expected, price is one of the most effective marketing tools an organization has to promote a product or service. Price conveys an image of the organization,...
What's New on the SLA Web Site. (What's New)
* Salary Survey Reveals Equity in Pay for Female Information Professionals. Summary results from the 1999 SLA Salary Survey are available at http://www.sla.org/research/salsur99.html. * Planners, check the Conferences & Meeting section to view...
Writers versus Publishers-Part II. (Copyright Corner)
In September 1999, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit overruled the Tasini decision discussed in the September 1999 column. In a major upset for publishers such as the New York limes, Newsday, and lime Inc., the Second Circuit held that when...