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IRC Database Upgrades

IRC Database Upgrades – Special Libraries Association Information Resources Center I am also pleased to announce that Inmagic has kindly donated to the IRC the 4.0 upgrade of DB/TextWorks. The IRC uses DB/TextWorks for its catalog, archives, board documents, serials and reference statistics. The new facility of sending search results to patrons via e-mail will […]

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What Is Not a Project?

What Is Not a Project? – project management Building the Successful Project WHAT IS A PROJECT? NOT MUCH, WAS MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION when asked by a participant in a project management workshop. This person got it–most everything we do, whether Launching a space shuttle, developing a new product, introducing a new service, or […]

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Database legislation, part II

Database legislation, part II Laura Gasaway Last month’s Copyright Corner discussed the background of the movement in the United States to protect databases outside of copyright law. On the basis of several years of discussion in both the European Union and the United States, a database bill has again been introduced into Congress. The Database […]

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Transitions with Technology: Information Specialists at California Lutheran University

Transitions with Technology: Information Specialists at California Lutheran University Lynn Lampert Information specialists work in many different library and information center environments. Whether they work in the corporate world or a special library they, like other information professionals, are forced to contend with the exponential growth of technology in the workplace. At California Lutheran University […]

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Toward world-class knowledge services: emerging trends in specialized research libraries; Part two: the customer perspective

Toward world-class knowledge services: emerging trends in specialized research libraries; Part two: the customer perspective Guy St. Clair Delivery of Services to the Customer AS A MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY, KNOWLEDGE SERVICES BUILDS ON THE foundation of knowledge development and knowledge sharing, generally referred to with the acronym KD/KS. It is a framework for management that embodies […]

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Method Two: Knowledge Value-Added

Method Two: Knowledge Value-Added Frank H. Portugal Introduction Certain industries are driven by technological innovations and, as a result, require proportionally larger and more highly educated staffs to succeed. Health-care pharmaceutical and diagnostics manufacturers are one example of such an industry. Corporations operating in the health care field were one of the very few groups […]

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Dealing with difficult employees

Dealing with difficult employees Debbie Schachter One of the most difficult aspects of supervision and management is managing staffing problems. Such problems may include poor work habits, lack of motivation or interest in the work, conflicts between staff members, bullying, and other interpersonal problems. As a supervisor of one or more employees, your job is […]

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Factiva to sponsor the KEX – SLA news

Factiva to sponsor the KEX – SLA news – Brief Article SLA announces that Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, will have sole sponsorship of SLA’s Knowledge Exchange (KEX). This new sponsorship will enable SLA to develop KEX’s virtual resources and meet the goals of being a model of virtual information exchange, serving the […]

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Daily Candy

Daily Candy Jennifer Witt www.dailycandy.com Per their own web site: DailyCandy is the ultimate source for the latest need-to-know information about fashion, food and fun. It’s like getting an e-mail from your clever, unpredictable and totally in-the-know best friend who always has the scoop on everything. Subscribe to the free daily e-mail service, and you’ll […]

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The Long and Happy Life of a Political Columnist: An interview with Molly Ivins – journalists

The Long and Happy Life of a Political Columnist: An interview with Molly Ivins – journalists – Interview Douglas Newcomb Molly Ivins will be SLA’s General Session Speaker on Monday, June 11th in San Antonio, Texas MOLLY IVINS IS NOT EASY TO CATCH UP WITH. SHE’S A BUSY WOMAN. And she has good reason to […]