Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web
Digital Librarian is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York


Librarians in the Movies: An Annotated Filmography - Maintained by Martin Raish, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Librarians' Index to the Internet - Searchable and annotated subject guide.
Librarians' Resource Centre - This selective collection of resources, compiled to facilitate informational research and retrieval, is maintained by Margaret Gross for the Special Libraries Association of Toronto.
The Librarian's Yellow Pages - Keyword or vendor-specific searches for products and see announcements of new products in particular subject categories.
Libraries & Culture - With selected full-text archive. Articles include Suzanne Hildenbrand's Library Feminism and Library Women's History: Activism and Scholarship, Equity and Culture, Volume 35, No. 1 (Winter 2000), James R. Rohrer's The Connecticut Missionary Society and Book Distribution in the Early Republic Volume 34, No. 1 (Winter 1999) and Dov Schidorsky's Libraries in the Late Ottoman Palestine between the Orient and the Occident Volume 33, No. 3 (Summer 1998).
Libraries for the Future (LFF)
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web - Project of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, "this site features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials."
Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space - February 2005, Council on Library and Information Resources.
Library Association - UK association for librarians and information managers. With list of Kate Greenaway Medal Winners for children's literature.
Library Book Sales - Service which enables libraries to "sell their better books on the web. These may be books that have been donated to the library, duplicate copies or surplus materials."
Library History Database: the British Isles to 1850 - Robin Alson's site "contains information on over 27,000 libraries in the British Isles, and is based on over 1,200 published works."
Library History Round Table
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - EBSCO database "indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s."
Library Journal - Offers news, weekly InfoTech updates, a sampling of book, audio, video, CD-ROM, and website reviews.
Library Juice - Edited by Rory B. Litwin and described as a "news digest for librarians, library and information science students, and other interested people. It includes announcements, many web resources, calls for papers, and news affecting the library world. Much of the material has a social-responsibilities or intellectual freedom focus." [Note: "The original Library Juice has ceased publication as an electronic zine, and is now a blog and a book"] The August 27, 2004 issue has the text for "The Song of the Library Staff" composed by Sam Walter Foss, Librarian, Somerville [Mass.] Public Library and read by him at the 1906 Annual Meeting of the American Library Association.
LibraryLaw - "Mary Minow's Map to Library Law." Minow is an attorney, a former librarian and library trustee, and a library law consultant with See also her article Library Digitization Projects and Copyright in LLRX an online journal "journal dedicated to providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools."

Library of Congress

Online Catalog
Z39.50 Gateway
Library of Congress Authorities - "Browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations; and download authority records in MARC format for use in a local library system. This service is offered free of charge."
World Digital Library
Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control
Site Map
Librarian's Room, Library of Congress - Virtual Tour
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library - Has a Collection Finder.
U.S. Copyright Office - Supplies information on Copyright Law.
Online Exhibitions
The Library Today - News about the LOC.
John W. Kluge Center
American Folklife Center - Holds the Alan Lomax Collection and sponsors of the Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. Online videos include We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi presented by illustrator and journalist Tracy Sugarman. May 15, 2009.
Library of Congress Classification System - Matt Rosenberg
Library of Congress Photostream on Flickr
Library of Congress Youtube Channel - See Library of Congress YouTube Pilot.
Webcasts and Podcasts - Library-related webcasts and podcasts include:
Opening the Photo Vaults: A Web 2.0 Pilot Project to Enhance Discovery and Gather Input for the Library's Photograph Collections - Helena Zinkham, Justin Thorp, Barbara Natanson, Phil Michel, Dave Woodward, Michelle Springer, George Oates, 29 January 2008 [76 minutes].
Interim Draft Report and Recommendations - Olivia M. A. Madison, Janet Swan Hill, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. 13 November 2007. [1:28:02]
Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services - Various speakers, 17 October 2007 [55 minutes].
The eXtensible Catalog: Revealing Library Collections Through Collaborative Open-Source Technology - Jennifer Bowen, David Lindahl, 17 September 2007 [63 minutes].
Solar Powered Libraries: Using Blacklight and Collex at the University of Virginia - Erik Hatcher, 1 August 2007 [62 minutes].
NCSU's Faceted Catalog: 18 Months Later - Andrew Pace, 18 July 2007 [63 minutes].
LibraryThing: A Social Cataloging Web Site - Tim Spalding, 19 April 2007 [41 minutes].
Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service - Eileen Fenton, 10 May 2006 [45 minutes].
Life Beyond MARC: the Case for Revolutionary Change in Library Systems and Services - Roy Tennant , 15 September 2005 [65 minutes].
Universal Access to All Knowledge - Brewster Kahle, 13 December 2004 [88 minutes].
Library and Information Science Education in North America: Bridging the Gulf Between Education and Practice - R. David Lankes, 16 March 2004 [117 minutes].
The Anarchist in the Library: The Moral Panics over Copyright and Free Speech - Siva Vaidhyanathan, 9 May 2003 [68 minutes].

Library-Oriented Lists and Electronic Serials - Wei Wu, Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)
Library Related Conferences - Compiled by Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan Library.
Library Resource List - Over 550 links to library-related resources compiled by Bob Bocher, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Library System Terrorizes Publishing Industry - Ruben Bolling, Tom the Dancing Bug. (From Salon Magazine)
LibraryThing - Created by Tim Spaulding, LibraryThing allows you to catalog your own books using MARC records and your keywords. Spaulding spoke at the Library of Congress; "Digital Future & You" on 19 April 2007. Other social cataloging sites include: aNobii, AllConsuming, GuruLib, Listal, Shelfari, and Squirl. See Chief Thingamabrarian: LJ Talks to Mastermind of the LibraryThing web site, bookhound Tim Spaulding by Melissa L. Rethlefsen, Library Journal, January, 2007.
Library Web Manager's Reference Center - Thomas Dowling, Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE. - "Resources for the Wired Librarian." (For more see Marshall Breeding's Debuts as a Portal for Librarians in Information Today's NewsBreaks.
LibraryLand: Index to Resources for Librarians - Ceased to be maintained in August, 2001.
LibraryNet - With Monthly Newsletter.
LIBREF Archives - Discussion of Library Reference Issues
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal - "International, refereed, electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science."
LIBRIS Web Search - Swedish National Library System interface allows you to search 300 Swedish research libraries, consisting of 5 million titles. See also LIBRIS Quick Search
Libweb: Library Servers via WWW - Thomas Dowling's list is updated daily and currently lists over 3700 pages from libraries in over 100 countries.
Lib-web-cats: Library Web Pages, Online Catalogs, and System Profiles - Over 5,000 libraries worldwide. Maintained by Marshall Breeding, Technology Analyst for the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University. - Rachel Singer Gordon Library and Information Science News - Conceived, created, and maintained by Blake Carver.
LITA - Library and Information Technology Association - Division of the American Library Association, their Newsletter is published quarterly. Telecommunications Electronic Reviews (TER) is also available online and is searchable by author, title, subject or keyword. At the American Library Association Midwinter Conference on January 16, 2000, LITA members came up with Top Technology Trends for Libraries: Y2K. Some good resources are included in Tech Experts' Reading Habits.
LiveRef(sm): A Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services - Compiled and maintained by Gerry McKiernan, Science and Technology Librarian and Bibliographer, Science and Technology Services Department, Iowa State University Library, Ames, Iowa.
LLRX - Online journal "journal dedicated to providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools."
Luminary Lectures - Library of Congress lectures provide "fresh perspectives on Librarianship". Recent lectures have included Library and Information Science Education in North America: Bridging the Gulf Between Education and Practice, moderated by Dr. R. David Lankes, Executive Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse (IIS) and an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, March 16, 2004; Stewardship in the Digital Age: Roles and Issues for Libraries for Preserving Our Cultural Heritage by Meg Bellinger, February 23, 2004; Web Research: What's New in 2004 by Gary Price and Chris Sherman, January 29, 2004 (with online resource).
M25 Consortium of Higher Education Libraries - "Enables simultaneous access to over 120 college and university library catalogues in the London (UK) area."
MARC Standards - See also MARC 21 Concise Format for Bibliographic Data (2003) and MARC Code List for Organizations, "short alphabetic codes used to represent names of libraries and other kinds of organizations that need to be identified in the bibliographic environment."
Master of Disaster - Created by Jon S. Schultz, Professor of Law at the University of Houston, the site is subtitled The Beginner's Disaster Planning Site for Libraries, Businesses and Institutions.
Masterpiece: This Library Speaks Volumes Frank Furness treated reading as an active enterprise - Michael J. Lewis, Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2009. A tribute to the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania, designed by architect Frank Furness (1839-1912). See also Photographs of Libraries by Ahmet Ertug. See press release for the exhibition Temples du savoir, photographies de bibliothèques d'Ahmet Ertug, 12 mai - 12 juillet 2009 at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship - Provides full-text access to Vol.1 #1, Spring 1994 - Vol.8 #2, Winter 2002. IncludesThe Librarian Stereotype and the Movies by Stephen Walker and V. Lonnie Lawson, v1 no.1, Spring 1993:16-28.
Medical Library Association - Access to the archives of the Journal of the Medical Library Association is provided at PubMedCentral. There is a review of Krances K. Greon's Access to Medical Knowledge: Libraries, Digitization, and the Public Good in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2007; 95(3):360-361. Their Oral History Project: Voices of the Past has a list of Interviewees. See The Oral History Program: I. Personal views of health sciences librarianship and the Medical Library Association, by Diane McKenzie and Victoria Pifalo, Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1998 April; 86(2): 166–182.
METROWeb - New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency site provides a member directory.

MIT World - "Distributed Intelligence." "Free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT." The index contains more than 625 videos." You can browse the videos. Relevant items include:" Lectures of interest to the library community include:
Books and Libraries in the Digital Age - Robert Darnton, October 16, 2008 (1:54:12)
Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons - Pat Aufderheide, Aprril 28, 2007 (1:26:55)
The Future of Digital Commons, September 22, 2005, featuring Nancy Kranich, Ann Wolpert, and Steven Pinker (video length is 2:01:22)
Thomas L. Friedman: The World is Flat, May 16, 2005 (video length is 1:15:04)
Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake Revealed, April 4, 2004, (59:22)
Russell Banks: A Reading, December 3, 2003 (1:06:26)
Maurice Sendak: Descent into Limbo, April 5, 2003 (1:29:47)
Seamus Heaney: A Reading, October 17, 2002 (57:15).

Nancy Pearl - Home page of librarian who inspired the librarian action figure. She has a monthly television program - Book Lust with Nancy Pearl - and has regular appearances on NPR. See also Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Wiki and Nancy Pearl's Picks at the Pima County Public Library.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Diet Library - Tokyo
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) - Library of Congress. There is a 3 hour webcast of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board Meeting held on June 28, 2004. Speakers at the meeting included James Billington, Laura E. Campbell, Eleanor Frierson of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Betsy L. Humphreys of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Joyce Ray of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Clay Shirky and Ken Thibodeau of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Powerpoint Presentations from the meeting are also available.
National Library Catalogues Worldwide - John W. East, of the University of Queensland Library, has provided an annotated list of over 40 national library catalogues, with login information. See also IFLA's Web Accessible National and Major Libraries of the World
National Library of Australia - Highlights include a site index, a listing of Australian Journals, access to the online catalog, government information, and a collection of links about Australia.
National Library of Canada - Provides access to resAnet, their online catalogue.
National Library of China - Largest library in Asia and the fifth largest library in the world with over 21 million items in its collection.
National Library of Finland - Free access to the LINDA union catalogue of Finnish university libraries and the ARTO reference database of Finnish articles.
Digital Collections.
National Library of Greece - Athens.
National Library of Scotland - Edinburgh.
National Library of Turkey - Ankara.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) - Department of Commerce site provides information on the Technology Opportunities Program, a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program that brings the benefits of an advanced national information infrastructure to communities throughout the United States.
National Writers Union - With briefs for the New York Times and Jonathan Tasini (president of the National Writers Union) in Tasini v. New York Times in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that publishers must pay freelance writers whenever they include an article that was originally published on paper in an electronic database.
New York Library Association - With information on Annual Conference
New York Public Library - Provides a Site Map, access to online catalog (CATNYP), and a series of research guides and Internet resource guides.
New York Times - Freely accessible back to 1987. See Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site - By Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times, September 18, 2007 - "In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free." Library-related articles Include:
Choosing Quick Hits Over the Card Catalog: Many Students Prefer the Chaos of the Web to the Drudgery of the Library - Lori Leibovich, New York Times, August 10, 2000.
The Librarian's Image, Unrevised - Karen G. Schneider, New York Times, October 29, 2000.
New York Times: Books -You can search book reviews since 1981.
New York Times Sunday Book Review - With access to back issues, reviews from the daily paper and a searchable archive of over 50,000 book reviews since 1980. It also offers web-only material including reviews and articles from the archives
New York Times Podcasts - There is a Book Review Podcast Archive (April 3, 2006 to April 29, 2007)
Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books
Audio Interviews and Readings (1963-2001)
First Chapters - With List (up to 1999)
Best Sellers
Business Book Reviews - Monthly business book reviewby Deborah Stead
Children's Book Reviews (1997-1999)
New Yorker Magazine - Provides full-text access to selected articles from the current issue. Library-related articles include:
Future Reading: Digitization and its Discontents - By Anthony Grafton, New Yorker, November 5, 2007.
NewBreed Librarian - For new or soon-to-be librarians
OCLC Online Computer Library Center - Provides access to OCLC Newsletter with archives. With information on the Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC), a "state of the art, Web based system that helps libraries provide well-guided access to Web resources using new, automated tools and library cooperation." LIS, aimed at library and information science students and faculty, offers LIS School News, Jobs Opportunities at OCLC and Links to Web Resources. OCLC Podcasts include:
The Hathi Trust and "The Silence of the Archive" - John Price Wilkin, the Executive Director of the Hathi Trust, 29 April 2009.
Professional Pivot Point: Regaining Relevance in a Rapidly Changing World - Joe Janes, Associate Professior, Information School, University of Washington, 4 December 2008.
Beyond Brilliant Silos: Video Content, Data Sets, Open Source and Rights Management - Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers University, 6 November 2008.
Picking Up the Pace: Considering the Implications of Accelerated Archival Processing - Assistant Director for Special Collections & Preservation, University of Chicago Library, 21 August 2008.
Strategically Embracing Technology to Improve Libraries - MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology, MIT Libraries, 8 May 2009.
Why Shouldn't the Library Catalog be an Encyclopedia? - Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program, Indiana University, 11 April 2008.
Moving Toward the Network Level - Jeremy Frumkin, Head of Emerging Technologies, Oregon State University, 25 January 2008.
The Value of Physical Artifacts in an Increasingly Virtual World - Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections, Library of Congress - 13 January 2008.
ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science - Compiled by Joan M. Reitz, a librarian at Western Connecticut State University. The dictionary contains over 2,100 definitions and is designed as a reference resource for library and information science professionals, university students and faculty, other library users, and the general reader.
OhioLink - Although not 'new' I was impressed by the OhioLink Library Catalog, a "virtual statewide library listing items owned by OhioLINK libraries. The catalog provides bibliographic descriptions and indicates where copies are located and whether copies are available. Resources described: books, journals and periodicals, audiovisual materials, sound recordings, electronic resources, government documents, archives and manuscripts, maps, music scores."
Online Magazine - "Articles, product reviews, case studies, evaluation, and informed opinion about selecting, using, and managing electronic information products, plus industry and professional information about online database systems, CD-ROM, and the Internet." Provides access to selected articles from past issues.
Open Archives Initiative
Oprah's Book Club - With Latest Selection and Past Selections. (ALA provides Oprah Book Club News and Baker & Taylor has an Oprah Alert.)
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - National Library of Austria. With online Catalog
Planning Digital Projects for Historical Collections - New York Public Library
Podcasts - Open Stacks - Greg Schwartz
Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community
Princeton University Web Media - Recent Archived lectures include:
E-books - Princeton and Beyond - By Adriana Popescu, Priscilla Treadwell, December 03, 2008.
Google Search Strategies - Nancy Pressman Levy, January 9, 2008.
Program for Cooperative Cataloging - International cooperative program coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress & PCC participants around the world. In their BIBCO project participants contribute bibliographic records to the national databases, for which Approved Core Record Standards are provided. Also includes information about CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials), NACO (name authority component and SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative Program).
Public Library Association
Public Libraries of Europe - Country-by-country listing compiled by Sheila and Robert Harden
Public Service Librarian's Professional Guide to Internet Resources - Ellen Berne, Winsor School Library, Boston
Publishers' Catalogues - Over 6,000 links to publishers' catalogues.
Publishers Weekly Online - Offers News and Best Seller Lists and Stories.
QuestionPoint - Collaborative network of reference librarians in the US and around the world. Developed by the Library of Congress and OCLC, (Online Computer Library Center) this is a subscription service available within the library community.
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) - With answers to frequently asked questions about rare books and book values in Your Old Books.
RedLightGreen - Research Libraries Group catalog contains "130 million books for education and research; and it links students back to their campus libraries for the books they select."
Reference Reviews Europe - Over 1000 European reference book reviews online, full-text searchable, updated quarterly.
Repositories of Primary Sources - Terry Abraham's listing of over 4000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
Research Libraries Group - International alliance of more than 160 members, including universities and colleges, national libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and independent research collections, and public libraries. Provides access to several of their publications, including RLG DigiNews, a bimonthly web-based newsletter which has a "focus on issues of particular interest and value to managers of digital initiatives with a preservation component or rationale." RLG DigiNews is searchable and provides access to current and back issues. RLG Focus, a bimonthly newsletter intended primarily for users of RLG's computer-based services, has a author index.
ResearchBuzz - Covers Internet research with daily updates on search engines, new data managing software, browser technology, large compendiums of information and Web directories.
Researching Librarian: Web resources helpful for librarians doing research - Kerry Smith, Assistant Professor and Library Instruction Services Coordinator, Mississippi State University Libraries.
RIBG - Réseau informatisé des bibliothèques gouvernementales du Québec (RIBG). Consists of 38 libraries
SBN Online Public Access Catalogue - Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale (SBN) is the network of Italian libraries promoted by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali (Ministry of cultural heritage and activities) in co-operation with Regions and Universities.
Schemes for Organizing the Web - Iowa State compilation of Web sites that have applied or adopted standard classification schemes or controlled vocabularies.
Scholars in the Stacks -"Consists of a dozen personal essays by Harvard scholars, in diverse disciplines, explaining their work in Widener and other University libraries, and their affection for this great academic resource. Reprinted online by Harvard Magazine from the Fall 1995 (Vol. 6, No. 3) Harvard Library Bulletin. Orginially titled Widener Library: Voices from the Stacks, this special issue was edited by Kenneth E. Carpenter and Richard F. Thomas.
School Libraries Online - International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
School Library Journal
School of Information Management & Systems, UC Berkeley - Useful resources include Hal R.Varian's Information Economy, "an extensive guide to resources on economics of the Internet, information goods, intellectual property, and related issues" and Howard Besser's T-Shirt Database, constructed by the students of Howard Besser using cataloging instructions. There are 533 t-shirts in the database.
Scout Report - Weekly publication offers a selection of Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators.
Search Engine Showdown: the User's Guide to Web Searching - Greg R. Notess compares and evaluates Internet search engines from the searcher's perspective.
Searcher: the Magazine for Database Professionals - Selected full-text articles from current and past issues.
SHARP Web - Society for the History of Authorship Reading & Publishing site provides an outstanding collection of links to resources on the history of publishing.
Sheet Music Cataloging Guidelines - Music Library Association.
Simple Book Repair Manual - Dartmouth College Preservation Services. Another book repair site, Procedures and Treatments Used for Book Repair and Pamphlet Binding, is offered by the Book Repair and Pamphlet Binding Unit at the University of Illinois Library (Urbana-Champaign).
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Snopes - Identifies "urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation".
Special Collections Web Resources - Developed by Andrea Bean Hough and now maintained by Julie Grob, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Houston.
State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia. Their Digital Collection is a virtual gallery of high-resolution artwork images, browsable by country. Search for images using such terms as library, book binding, bookcase.
Palace of Count P. S. Stroganov. Library - by Jules Mayblum, 1865.
Perspective View of One of the Library's Rooms - by Christian Albrecht Wortmann, 1741.
Mansion of Baron A.L. Stieglitz. The Library - by Luigi Premazzi, 1870 (?)
Writing Desk in the Form of a Lectern - Furniture of the Library of Nicholas II, Factory of N.F. Svirsky
Album "The Gold Book of Lorraine" - Viener, Rene (binding); Pruve,Victor and Marten, Camille (artists); master S. Ronga. Nancy, France, 1893.
Bookcase - by J. Lund, Copenhagen. 1860s
Book Binding - Iran, 19th century
Trompe l'oeil: Two Books - Russia. First quarter of 18th century
Hatifi's Manuscript 'Layla and Majnun' - Mahmud Nishapuri in Sha'ban.
Stumpers-L - "E-mail-based resource where reference librarians can help each other find the answers to difficult questions." With archive.
Suncat - "Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community is a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK. The catalogue contains information on both print and electronic serials, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, proceedings, annual reports and other publications of a continuing nature."
Swiss Libraries
Systeme Universitaire de Documentation (le catalogue du SUDOC) - Also available in English, this online catalog of the Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur (Abes) allows you to search over 5 million records in 2900 French academic libraries and institutions. You can also search the Répertoire des centres de ressources to locate libraries.
Technical Processing Online Tools (TPOT) - University of California, San Diego
Technical Services Unlimited- Originally created by Barbara Stewart and known as the Top 200 Technical Services Benefits of Home Page Development, this list of almost 1,000 resources is now being maintained by April Bohannan.
Technostress in Libraries - John Kupersmith (a librarian at the Washoe County Library in Reno, Nevada
Telecommunications Electronic Reviews (TER) - "Irregular electronic serial publication of the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library provide reviews of and pointers to telecommunications and networking resources, both print and electronic."
Thieves Plunder Libraries for Profit - Jennifer Brooks, Detroit News.
21st Century Librarian Award Award
UK Public Libraries Page - Sheila and Robert Harden.
UKOLN - UK Office for Library and Information Networking - Provides policy, research and awareness services to the UK library, information and cultural heritage communities. Based at the University of Bath, UKOLN offers Ariadne, a quarterly publication of Internet issues for librarians and information specialist, a newsletter and full-text papers presented at the the Follett Lecture Series.
Universalistes - "La liste de diffusion biblio-fr regroupe bibliothécaires et documentalistes francophones, et toute personne intéressée par la diffusion électronique de l'information documentaire." French discussion list, e-conference and archive for librarians and information professionals has 7,000 current subscribers from all over the world and offers a searchable archive back to 1993.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library - Colloquium Committee Lectures - Offers over 30 archived lectures, listed by date and speaker, on librarianship including:
How Does Your Garden Grow? Building Sustainable Archives Programs - John Fleckner, senior archivist at the National Museum of American History, May 19th, 2008.
Further Adventures Among the Gently Mad - 70 minute lecture by Nicholas Basbanes on April 16, 1998.
US ISBN Agency - Has information on the switch to the 13 digit ISBN: Are You Ready for ISBN-13?. "On January 1, 2007, the book industry will begin using 13 digit ISBNs to identify all books in supply chain." They provide a ISBN-13 Online Converter.
Used Book Search - UK service allows you to Search 100 million used books worldwide.
Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) - "Implemented and hosted by OCLC, is joint project of several national libraries plus selected regional and trans-national library agencies. The project's goal is to lower the cost and increase the utility of library authority files by matching and linking widely-used authority files and making that information available on the Web." See also Library of Congress Authorities.
Wall Street Journal - Many stories are available without a subscription. Use the Resource Center Search Page or Google to locate stories. Library-related stories include:
From Wisdom to Wi-Fi - "A library is no longer a mere home for books. It is a wired-up information center." Book review by Christine Rosen of This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson, Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2010.
Why the Fetish About Footnotes? - By Mark Bauerlein, Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2010.
Information Liberation by Daniel Akst, Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2008. "Congress has mandated that by April 7 papers arising from NIH-sponsored research -- roughly 80,000 of them a year -- be made freely available in the federal PubMed database, which can be read by anyone with an Internet connection. Alas, the new NIH policy will allow a 12-month lag between publication and posting on PubMed." See also Harvard Faculty Adopts Open-Access Requirement by Lila Guterman, Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, February 12, 2008. "Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences adopted a policy this evening that requires faculty members to allow the university to
Web4Lib Electronic Discussion - "Electronic discussion for library-based World-Wide Web managers" has a searchable and browsable archive from 1995 to the present.
What they're reading - Books checked out at SUNY (State University of New York) community colleges libraries in February and March 2012 - The search was limited to books published between 2011 and 2012 using the advanced search option in the SUNY Library Catalogs for the libraries listed below:
Adirondack Community College Library - Queensbury and Gansevoort, New York. Books checked out as of February 11, 2012.
Cayuga Community College Library - Auburn, New York (with a branch in Fulton). Books checked out as of February 12, 2012.
Columbia-Greene Community College Library - Hudson, New York. Books checked out as of March 6, 2012.
Finger Lakes Community College Library - Canandaigua, New York. Books checked out as of February 11, 2012.
Tompkins Cortland Community College Library - Dryden, New York. Books checked out as of February 11, 2012. See also Current New Books.
Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia - Stephen Colbert, July 31, 2006 (on Youtube).
Colbert speaks, America follows: All hail Wikiality! - Caroline McCarthy (CNN).
Wikipedia, Wikimedia, and the Law - A January 31, 2006 webcast by Brad Patrick at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School.
Worldcat - Worldwide catalog (1.4 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries) enables you to search for an item in libraries near you.
Last updated 10 November 2012
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