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. 1, No. 6, June

1997 Scholarship Winners
The Scholarship Committee of the Special Libraries Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 1997 Scholarship Program. Carolyn Edds, Janette Lawrence, and Morgan Tucker have each been awarded a $6,000 SLA Scholarship. Awards were granted...
Building Blocks for Knowledge Management at Digital Equipment Corporation: The Web Library
In 1996, the Digital Equipment Corporation's Corporate Library Group (CLG) piloted a web-based information solution on Digital's Intranet: The WebLibrary. The value proposition? Provide consistent, reliable, authoritative external content, and content...
Chief Knowledge Officers? Perceptions, Pitfalls & Potentials
Attend any conference or event where information professionals are gathered these days and the discussion will turn, sooner or later, to the issue of new roles for the profession. One of the roles being discussed is that of "chief knowledge officer"...
Copyright and Digital Reproduction in Cyberspace
Most of us really don't think much about copyright laws as we browse the Internet. We "point and click" on our merry way, thankful we are able to find so much information for so little money in so little time. However, the next time we load up Netscape...
Cutting-Edge Technology Makes Learning Easy
According to the Special Libraries Association's 1996 Super Survey, SLA members ranked distance learning formats, such as computer-based instruction and videoconferencing, right behind attending continuing education programs in-person as the preferred...
Is Your Benefits Package Keeping Up with Compensation Trends?
Do you know what your total compensation package is worth? Increasingly, many employers are compensating their employees with a combination of salary and noncash benefits - benefits that are often worth 30% of straight salary compensation. When assessing...
Post Information Age Positioning for Special Librarians: Is Knowledge Management the Answer?
"Knowledge is power, not information. Information is power only if you can take action with it." Daniel Burris In this article, I will take a few heretical positions that will challenge some of the sacred cows of our profession. Unlike most heretics,...
Travelling with the Freedom Forum
Bucharest/Warsaw Barbara Semonche In 1996, The Freedom Forum International Division, in partnership with the Special Libraries Association, offered me the opportunity to venture to Bucharest, Romania and Warsaw, Hungary. Working at Freedom Forum Libraries...