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. 10, October

Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Federal Libraries, Librarians, and Library Technicians
To honor the many innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians, and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business, research, and scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information...
Coming Events
October 2003 Theatre Library Association Performance Documentation and Preservation in an Online Environment October 10 New York, NY http://tla.library.unt.edu/symposium.html Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) October 15-17 Columbus,...
Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century
Introduction In 1991 the Special Libraries Association (SLA) started on a quest to define and refine our profession's competencies. A critical milestone was reached in 1996 with the publication of Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st...
From Data to Outcomes: Assessment Activities at the NIST Research Library
****Analyzing the Results * * * * This is the third and final article in a series describing assessment activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library. The first article described the development, administration,...
I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore ... a Little Fun with the Web-Challenged
In 1999, I sent out a request to a few SLA discussion lists asking members to share their best snappy responses to those colleagues who ask, "What are you going to do now that everything's on the Web for free?" They came up with a few good comebacks...
Is There a New Right of Access?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act gave copyright holders an important new tool to control access to their works. Referred to as the anticircumvention provision (1), this new right imposes a liability for creating and using devices that disable a...
KEx Corner
New Partnership with Factiva In a recent SLA.COMmunique we were delighted to announce the new Factiva sponsorship of the Knowledge Exchange (KEx). The partnership will enable SLA to develop the KEx's virtual resources and meet the goal of being...
NCCUSL Announces Decision about UCITA
At the annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in Washington, D.C., this August, the president of the conference, K. King Burnett, issued a letter to all commissioners. The letter announced the NCCUSL...
SLA's Place in the World
I recently, had the unique opportunity to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany. The conference theme, 'Access Point Library: Media--Information--Culture' and logo,...
The 2nd Annual International Federation of Library Agencies 3M International Marketing Award 2003
To recognize libraries that develop and implement effective marketing programs, the Management and Marketing Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and 3M Library Systems joined last year to create the...
The Brand Promise
Last month I noted ongoing Brand Team activities and shared pointers about evaluating a logo design. This month's column introduces the new Brand Team Notes Web page, updates the status of key branding activities, and considers a critical aspect of...
Virtual Reference: A Telecommuting Opportunity?
Abstract: This article describes the provision of reference services by science librarians telecommuting from home using virtual reference software at the Science and Technology (S&T) Library at the University of Akron. Benefits of the program...
Who's Who: The Online Membership Directory: Use It to Your Benefit
Since Who's Who in Special Libraries Online was launched in April 2002, member usage has steadily increased. The online directory hosts a number of benefits and features. The following article summarizes some of the features and provides tips on how...