Tackling the Challenge of Scarce Resources

People often view technology in terms of the personal benefits they derive, such as 24/7 connectivity to family, friends, and co-workers or assistance with navigating unfamiliar terrain. Much less attention […] Read More »

Improving the Value of the SLA Member Experience

Ever had an out-of-body experience? A once-in-a-lifetime experience? A near-death experience? Me neither—although the first time I went motorcycle riding with my husband, I sort of wished my body had […] Read More »

‘The Thrill Never Goes Away’

If you spend much time on Wikipedia, particularly if you’re researching music from the late classical era and the early Romantic period, chances are you’ll get to know Bob Kosovsky. […] Read More »

Digitizing Content: Join the Discussion

What are the costs and benefits of digitizing content, and how can the process be scaled and marketed so it’s a success? How does an organization measure success—by the amount […] Read More »

A New Value Proposition: Putting the ‘Y’ in SLA

Adventure. Convenience. Connectedness. A culture of access and sharing. These may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of SLA, but they’re the attributes that […] Read More »

Stephen Abram: A Last Look Ahead

Imagine a world in which information professionals can search and index images in real time, create digital asset management solutions that automatically analyze content, and search and scrape digital repositories […] Read More »

What’s Your Library’s Identity?

Imagine your library or information center as a creative hub for your users. As a search command center. As a sharing platform. As an income generator. The January-February 2015 issue […] Read More »

Hackfests: Helping Keep Libraries Relevant

“Can embedding a library hackfest into a first-year computer science course be an effective method to provide information literacy instruction and advocate open access?” With that question, Sarah Shujah began […] Read More »

Read the latest Information Outlook!

In October 2008, a radar telescope belonging to Ukraine’s national space agency sent a high-powered radio signal toward Gliese 581 c, an extrasolar planet thought capable of supporting life. The […] Read More »

What Will the Future Feel Like?

Many libraries and information centers are dispensing with printed materials in favor of online resources, but that doesn’t mean they can no longer offer a tangible, tactile experience to their […] Read More »

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