IPO Readings: Corporate World

Title: Hiring Outside the Box
Date: July 1, 1995
Source: cio.com
Abstract: Despite the advent of distributed computing, end-users continue to face difficulties finding what they are looking for. Article proposes the hiring of librarians, journalist, and anthropologist to allivate the problem of information overload and knowledge management.
Link: http://www.cio.com/archive/070195_end.html

Title: Librarians at the Gate
Date: September 1996
Source: cio.com/Webmaster Magazinem
Abstract: Narrates the development and an intranet by the librarians at National Semiconductor Corp. From its inception, these corporate librarians had to overcome numerous obstacles including technical, security, and managerial.
Link: http://www.cio.com/archive/webbusiness/090196_librarians.html

Title: Data Waste
Date: June 15, 1999
Source: cio.com
Abstract: Librarians are increasing playing a key role towards reducing "data waste" in corporate environment. Articles introduces the concept of data waste, its causes, and provides some tips on minimizing it. Contrast the difference between relevent and significant data waste.
Link: http://www.cio.com/archive/enterprise/061599_ic.html

Title: Out of the Stacks
Date: January 15, 1997
Source: cio.com
Abstract: Introduces the concept of "Corporate Digital Libraries." and how Librarians are playing a pivitol role in their development. Often times, it will be the librarian who will determine "whether information will help an employee make a better decision and whether that decision will help the company make money."
Link: http://www.cio.com/archive/011597_stack.html

Title: Librarians at the Gate
Date: October 1997
Source: cio.com
Abstract: Outsourcing the job of your corporate librarian may cost you more than you think. Examines the skills that librarians bring to the corporate setting. Debunks the myth that everyone can be their own researchers. Summarizes the findings of a 1997 Cabtech Inc. report, "Exploring Outsourcing: Case Studies of Corporate Libraries."
Link: http://www.cio.com/archive/webbusiness/100197_threads.html