Early Issues of Information Outlook Available Online

Librarians and researchers looking for articles and columns from early issues of Information Outlook need look no further than the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University.


The King Library agreed last year to host back issues of Information Outlook in its institutional repository, known as ScholarWorks. The issues are available online and accessible to the public at no cost.

The archived issues of Information Outlook run from January 1997 through December 2002; additional back issues are being sent to the King Library for archiving and should be accessible later this year. SLA will keep current issues of Information Outlook on its Website for approximately five years, then send them to the King Library for archiving.

Under the terms of the agreement, the King Library is also hosting Special Libraries, the predecessor of Information Outlook, as well as certain papers presented at SLA Annual Conferences. Special Libraries was launched in 1910, shortly after the founding of SLA, and ceased publication in 1996. Since being archived in February, back issues of Special Libraries have been viewed roughly 2,500 times, mostly by readers in North America and Western Europe—although Poland, India, Romania, and China also account for a significant share of viewers.

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