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. 10, October

Assessing SLA's Financial Condition
For each of the past five years, SLA has participated in the Association Information Management Service, Inc., commonly referred to as AIMS. The service is designed to assist management in assessing SLA's current financial condition. The AIMS report...
Avoiding the Ax: How to Keep from Being Downsized or Outsourced
We've all heard about corporate libraries that have been outsourced or closed altogether. Libraries are doing more with less, and less and less... On the other hand, there are stunning examples of special libraries that are stronger than ever, with the...
Benefits and Challenges for Special Librarians
There is a lot of talk these days about the future - the New Millennium and the role of information and the information professional[2] in the development of a "global village." We also hear references to the creation of the "Global Information Infrastructure,"...
Copyright Bills Crowd U.S. Congressional Agenda
Last December, when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) approved two new treaties concerning copyright protection in the digital age, someone should have predicted that the U.S. Congress would not consider the treaties until the eleventh...
Managing Upward: Working Effectively with Supervisors and Others in the Hierarchy
Jane Dawson spent much of the weekend putting the finishing touches on next year's budget for the corporate library. Jane will submit the budget proposal to her boss, Allison Jones, on Monday morning. Dawson is hopeful that Jones will support her ideas,...
Preservation versus Copyright
Preservation poses perplexing copyright questions for conservators. Jim Stroud, head of the Conversation Department of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, "draw(s) a distinction between reproduction for the...
Success
Is success its own reward or do you only feel successful when other people admire your accomplishments? The form taken by success is actually outlined in two separate halves - the half that is the public persona and the half that you hold within yourself....
Take Advantage of SLA's Self-Study Programs
Today, more than ever, information specialists are faced with the need to acquire new skills while spending less time and money learning them. SLA's Self-Study Program provides members with a convenient, self-paced, cost-effective means of developing...
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
When people talk about quality of life in a city, they are talking in part about its cultural and educational institutions - its theaters, museums, and music organizations, its encouragement and support of artists and the arts, its opportunities for...
The Information Experience
Often information professionals are in the enviable role of those who are indispensable to a corporation's strategy. But is some of our success based on an outdated model? Certain hallmarks of our tradition such as good service and professional image...
The Sixth International Study Conference on Classification Research
Sixty-four people from 20 countries attended the Sixth International Study Conference on Classification Research, held at University College London (UCL), June 16-18, 1997. Eight other people from four countries were unable to attend but submitted papers...