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
Archives & Manuscripts |
Book Collecting |
Books & Reading |
Children's Literature |
Directories - Libraries |
Directories - Publishers |
Electronic Texts |
Internet Subject Guides |
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 librarylaw.com. 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."
- Abbey Newsletter - Nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of library & archival materials. Archived newsletter articles from February 1981 to October 2003. Searchable through Conservation OnLine: Resources for Conservation Professionals.
- About.com - Subject Directory.
Other selective Internet subject guides or directories include, in alphabetical order,
Apple Learning Interchange,
Best Information on the Net,
BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources,
Educator's Reference Desk,
Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections,
Internet Public Library,
Internet Scout Project,
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators,
Librarians' Internet Index,
Martindale's The Reference Desk,
Intute (with a Virtual Training Suite),
Les Signets de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, and
WWW Virtual Library.
(For more subject directories see Digital Librarian's 's Internet Subject Directories.)
- Academia: A Monthly Online Magazine of Academic Titles and Information - Baker & Taylor site lists academic bestsellers and upcoming titles (by subject).
- Academic Technology Podcasts - Stanford University Libraries && Academic Information Resources "series of podcasts related to teaching and learning with technology." Episode 18 is a podcast of an "interview with [student] Jocelyn Jiao and [librarian] Phyllis Kayten about the Research Process Using Green Library's Information Center Resources" and comes with a transcript (June 29, 2007).
- AcqWeb - Directory of acquisitions and collection development resources. There is a useful Directory of Publishers and Vendors which is organized alphabetically and by subject. ACQNET, is a managed listserv for acquisitions librarians.
- AddALL: Book Searching and Price Comparison - Allows you to search and compare book price at over 40 bookstores. Other bookstore comparison services include SearchBiblio, Best Book Buys and A1 BookMall. Used, rare and out-of-print bookstore comparison services include BookFinder, Bibliofind, Used Book Search, Advanced Book Exchange and Alibris. On AABA, the homepage of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, you can find dealers by specialty. European resources include Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher (ZVAB), Bibliopoly, a multilinqual online database of rare books for sale from the stock of leading and specialised dealers, Antiqbook from the Netherlands Antiquarian Booksellers' Network, WorldBookDealers and Libri@ntichi. The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America offers a book search.
- Ahmet Ertug - Photographer. See his Photographs of Libraries
- Alert Collector - Selected columns from Reference & User Services Quarterly.
- ALiNUS: Academic Library Newsletters in the United States - "Internet gateway to more than 600 online academic library newsletters published by US institutions of higher education."
- All Facts Considered; The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge (2010) by Kee Malesky, Librarian for National Public Radio. Hear NPR host Scott Simon and Kee Malesky in 'All Facts Considered' By NPR's Longtime Librarian, Weekend Edition Saturday, October 23, 2010, (8 min 26 sec). You can also hear an interview - All Facts Considered with Kee Malesky - on the Madeleine Brand Show, October 19, 2010.
- American Association of Law Libraries
- American Library Association
- ALA Divisions, Units & Governance,
- Links to Library Web Resources,
- American Libraries which is searchable, has a news archive and Job Listings.
- ALA Editions - Features ALA publications and provides the full-text of
Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All by Barbara T. Mates.
- Reference and User Services Association Best Free Reference Web Sites - From 1999.
- American Library Association Archives - "Searchable interface for the American Library Assocation Archives' "control card" database. The system includes records for over 1,100 archives or manuscript collections which have been arranged according to the archival principle of provenance. Materials are arranged in a three-part classification scheme of record group, record sub-group, and record series."
- American Society for Information Science - Highlights include Pioneers of Information Science in North America and a list of leading schools offering programs in Information Science. Full-text access is provided to the Bulletin
- American Society of Indexers - Provides useful link collections including Resources for Indexers and Resources for Editors & Authors as well as extensive information about indexing.
- Architects. Library Buildings 2004 - Directory - Library Journal Dec 1, 2004
- Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott - Boston
- ALA Library Fact Sheet 11 - Building Libraries and Library Additions
- Phillip H. Carter, Architect - Toronto
- Ariadne - "Web and print magazine of Internet issues for librarians and information specialists" from the U.K.; full-text and searchable."
- Art Libraries Society of North America
- ArtLibraries.net: Virtual Catalogue for Art History - Search 6 million records from 20 specialist art libraries throughout Europe.
- Association des Bibliothécaires Français - Their Sitebib: Coopération entre sites Web en bibliothéconomie et sciences de l'information has links to French libraries and online catalogues.
- Association of Research Libraries (ARL) - Offers a
site map, a
directory of member libraries,
ARL Newsletter (archived back to 1995), and a
Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences.
- Associazione italiana biblioteche (AIB) - Website of the Italian Library Association.
- Association pour la diffusion de la pensée française (ADPF) - Association for the Diffusion of French Thought, a division of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The provide the archives of the book review Vient de Paraître back to 1999. Also available in English (version Anglaise).
- Audio Berkman - Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. Hear, for example, Brad Patrick's talk on Wikipedia, Wikimedia, and the Law given on January 31, 2006.
- Australian Libraries Gateway - National Library of Australia. With links to Online Exhibitions.
- Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
- Author Tracker
- Back to the Scriptorium - By Carol Tenopir, Gayle Baker, & Jill E. Grogg, Library Journal, 15 May 2009.
- Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature - University of Florida, Gainesville. "Contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year. Its holdings of more than 800 early American imprints is the second largest such collection in the United States." There is a page which provide tips on how to search for children's books in the the Library Catalog in Searching the UF Libraries On-Line Catalog for items held by the Baldwin Library. You can browse by genre in the Digital Collection which contains approximately 5,000 items. There are over 700 digitized titles with hand-colored illustrations, including the following:
- Jack and Florie, or, The pigeons' wedding - By Harriet B. McKeever. See page 7.
- A frog he would a-wooing go - Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).
- Alice's adventures in Wonderland - By Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Go to unnumbered in the drop down to locate illustrations.
- Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE - Builds digital collections and services while providing information and support to digital library developers worldwide. (Sponsored by the Library, UC Berkeley and Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
- Best Information on the Net - Chosen by the librarians at O'Keefe Library, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.
- Biblia's Warrior Librarian Weekly - A.B. Credaro
- Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana - Firenze. "The Biblioteca Laurenziana must be reckoned as the most important and influential Italian secular building of the sixteenth century." (Michelangelo's Biblioteca Laurenziana by R. Wittkower, The Art Bulletin, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Jun., 1934), pp. 123-218.)
- Biblio Tech Review: Information Technology for Libraries - Library automation and technology news and reviews from the UK.
- Biblio On Line: Le site Internet des bibliothèques et de leur public
- Biblionet, les classiques de la littérature française en texte intégral - French classics, listed by author and by title.
- Biblioteca Nacional de Espana
- Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (BNCF)
- Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (National Library of Portugal) - There is a Digital Library (Biblioteca Nacional Digital) with a catalog (catálogo), as well as an author (autor) and subject index. Among the items newly digitized (Obras novas digitalizadas ) are a number of high resolution images of musical scores (Música impressa) and maps (Material cartográfico) including Atlas de Portugal, A compleat set of new charts on thirty-eight large plates containing an accurate survey of the coast of Portugal and the Mediterrane sea and a musical score manuscript by João Domingos Bontempo, Quinteto para piano e cordas. Memória contains the "cultural identity of Portugal". Porbase is the online catalog.
- Biblioteca Nacional de España - National Library of Spain.
- Biblioteka Narodowa - Warszawa.
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria, Egypt
- Bibliotheks-Glossar - Birgit Wiegandt's glossary of library-related terms and abbreviations. (In English and German.)
- Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France - With access to Online Catalog with over 7 million records. Les Signets de la Bibliothèque nationale de France is an Guide to Internet resources, arranged by subject.
- Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL)
- Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli - National Library "Vittorio Emanuele III" Naples
- Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse - National Library of Switzerland (versions available in German, English and Italian). Helveticat is the online catalog
- Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique - With Online Catalog
- BIBSYS - "Used by all Norwegian University Libraries, the National Library, all college libraries, and a number of research libraries."
From the online catalog you may search the complete holdings at libraries participating in BIBSYS.
- Blogs for Libraries
- 'brary blog
- Free Range Librarian - Karen G. Schneider
- Library 2.0 - Laura B. Cohen, Web Support Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY.
- Library Geek
- Library Juice - Rory Litwin
- Library News Daily
- Library Stuff - Steven M. Cohen
- Library Techlog
- Library Web Chic - Karen Coombs
- LibraryLaw Blog - Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. [California, U.S.] and Peter Hirtle, M.A., M.L.S
- LISNews - Librarian and Information Science News
- New Breed Librarian
- Open Stacks - Greg Schwartz
- Peter Scott's Library Blog
- Research Buzz
- Shifted Librarian - Jenny Levine
- Tame the Web - Michael Stephens
- TeleRead Bring the E-Books Home
- Travelin Librarian - Michael P. Sauers
- Virtual Acquisition Shelf & News Desk
- Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals - Ellyssa Kroski, known for her February 20, 2006 blog posting Authority in the Age of the Amateur.
- Bodleian Library - University of Oxford. With links to Digital Library Projects.
- Booklover's Repair Kit: 1st Aid for Home Libraries - By Estelle Ellis, Wilton Wiggins, Douglas Lee. Available at Amazon.com, which supplies photographs of the contents. The kit consists of the The Booklover's Repair Manual, 160p, illus. and the following: pH-neutral adhesive, document-cleaning pad, transparent mending tape, mounting and hinging tape, red cotton library tape, bone folder, art gum eraser, soft white eraser, Pink Pearl eraser, microspatula, dust cloth, silicone release paper, binder's board, archival mat board, Canson paper, cotton gloves, bamboo brush, china bristle brush, artist brushes, #2 and #4, knitting needle, plastic cutting board, bulldog clamps, and archival permanent glue stick.
- Book Sales in America - Gives dates and other details about used book sales run by libraries and non-profit groups.
- BookCrossing - Global book club.
- Booklist - Selections from American Library Association's journal of book reviews; cumulative index is useful
- Books about Librarians: Snow Crash (1992) by Neal Stephenson
- British Library - The British Library Public Catalogue provides access to more than 12 million titles. There is now an Integrated Catalog which "unites a number of previously separate sources to list over twelve million items in the British Library's outstanding collections." See also COPAC union catalogue."It provides FREE access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland PLUS the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru."
- BUBL: Catalogue of Selected Internet Resources - National information service for UK higher education based at Strathclyde University, U.K. Includes an excellent library and information sciences section as well as a listing of job vacancies for librarians, archivists, information specialists etc.
- Building the Virtual Reference Desk in a 24/7 World - Webcast of the proceedings of the symposium on digital reference, co-hosted by the Library of Congress and OCLC on January 12, 2001.
- Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France - Published by
the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB). Provides full-text access, except for the two most recent issues.
- Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
- Canadian Association of Research Libraries - Some of their Issues & Projects include Theses Canada (searchable via Amicus) and National Data Archives
- CMI Archival Acid Free Boxes - MicroClimate archival containers are a clamshell design manufactured to customer supplied measurements. (See ExLibris Archives for May 2001 for various opinions on these boxes.) Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery, founded by founded by bookbinders Ralph Ocker and Herbert Trap, also makes Custom Enclosures and University Products offers "adjustable rare book storage boxes."
- Canadian Library Association
- Carnegie Libraries of California - Historical narrative by Lucy Kortum and photographs by Pat & Bernie Skehan.
- Cataloging Policy and Support Office - Library of Congress
- Catalogue Collectif de France - "Description détaillée de bibliothèques françaises de tous types et de toutes tailles, soit plus de 3 900 établissements, ainsi que la description de leurs fonds spécifiques...Le catalogue des fonds des bibliothèques municipales rétroconvertis permet de localiser plus de 2 millions de documents conservés dans les plus importantes bibliothèques municipales."
- Cataloging Oasis - "Designed to provide many of the "little bits" of information catalogers need on a daily basis;" Eric Celeste, MIT Libraries
- Cataloging Internet Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide - Second edition. Edited by Nancy B. Olson, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).
- CENDI - "Interagency working group of senior Scientific and Technical Information Managers from 12 U.S. federal agencies."
- Censorship In a Box: Why Blocking Software is Wrong for Public Libraries - American Civil Liberties Union White Paper, c1998.
- Center for Research Libraries - "CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery." Access is provided to the catalog, there are topics guides and there are searchable databases for Civilian Conservation Corp. Camp Papers, Ethnic Press, U.S. Ethnic Newspapers and Foreign Newspapers (but no access to full-text). FOCUS, The Center's Newsletter, is available in pdf format back to May/June 1998.
- Centre Régional du Livre de Bourgogne - French site has Répertoire de signets with links to Bibliothèques in the region.
- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) - UK
- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries - Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Provides access to Table of Contents and selected articles from current and previous issues.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Anything Is Possible When You're in the Library - "On Wednesday night we posted a video of the Old Spice Guy plugging libraries. Today one of our interns sent us this brilliant Old Spice parody filmed at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library. More like this. Please." Tweed, July 15, 2010, Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large - Walt Crawford
- Clifford A. Lynch - Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information. The site has links to a number of Lynch's talks and publications available online.
- Clio Online - History portal has links to thousands of German Institutions including libraries, archives, museums and universities. There is also an extensive Web Directory.
- Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS) - "Provides professional reference service to researchers any time anywhere, through an international, digital network of libraries and related institutions."
- College & Research Libraries NewsNet - The Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, provides an Internet Reviews Archive dating back to 1994 and a list of its Sections.
- Columbia University Library Science Library Vertical Files, 1832-1994 - From the American Library Association Archives, University of Illinois, Urbana.
- Computers in Libraries - Full-text of some articles, abstracts
- Conference Alerts: Academic conferences worldwide - See Information Science, Teaching and Learning, E-learning, Higher Education
- COPAC - "Provides free access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library & the National Library of Scotland."
- Will Fair Use Survive: Free Expression in the Age of Copyright Control A Public Policy Report - 67 page document (in pdf format) by Marjorie Heins and Tricia Beckles for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, 2006.
- Cornell University Computer Policy and Law Program Speaker Series - On 2/20/03 Deanna Marcum spoke on The Necessity of Collaboration: how will information technology and libraries both support research and teaching? When Everyone Will Be a Librarian: what is the future for libraries?. On March 18, 2004 Miriam M. Nisbet spoke on The Scoundrels, the Threats...and the Opportunities
- COSLA - Acronymn for Chief Officers of State Library Agencies. There are State Profiles, a 93 page Membership Directory (pdf), and Links to Other Resources.
- Council on Library and Information Resources - With full-text Reports, Research Briefs and Issues.
- CREN (Corporation for Research and Educational Networking) - Offers a collection of Archived Events on topics relevant to networking and information technology which includes Where Is the Digital Library?, a September 28th, 2000 interview with Clifford Lynch.
- Current Cites - "An annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology" edited by Roy Tennant.
- D-Lib Magazine - "Magazine of digital library research" has full-text, browsable archives.
- Dartmouth College Library Bulletin - Issued twice annually, in November and April. Complete contents back to 1989, with a note stating "older issues will appear as they are scanned and formatted."
- DELOS Digital Library - "Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, partially funded by the European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme (IST)." The search function "allows searching for documents and information related to digital libraries."
- Die Deutsche Bibliothek - "National library and national bibliographic information centre for the Federal Republic of Germany." With access to online catalog.
- Dialog Corporation - Useful sections include
Dialog Bluesheets, guides for every database on the Dialog service and DataStar, a searchable index to the hundreds of databases on the DataStar system. Each database has a hypertext link to a datasheet, which contains details of the content and structure of each database.
- Digital Future - Archived videos (via C-SPAN) of the Library of Congress's 2004-2005 eight-part series on the transformation of libraries in a digital age. Speakers include David Weinberger, Brewster Kahle, Juan Pablo Paz, Brian Cantwell Smith, David M. Levy, Lawrence Lessig, Edward L. Ayers and Neil Gershenfeld.
- Digital Library Federation
- Digital Preservation
- Digital Preservation Coalition - UK
- Directory of North American Research Libraries - Staff directory
- Documents in Information Science - "Database of articles and conference proceedings published in electronic format in the area of Library and Information Science. "At the moment [April 2002] we hold 7949 articles and 1895 papers, 4339 of them are downloable from our site."
- DoIS Documents in Information Science
- Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
- Dutch Electronic Subject Service (DutchESS) - Formerly the Nederlandse Basisclassificatie Web, DutchESS is "an Internet Subject Service which indexes Internet resources, selected on quality and relevance for the academic community: students and academic researchers." Now available in English as well as Dutch, the site is searchable and browsable.
- E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - "Independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated first and foremost to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship." Full-text back to 1999.
- E-LIS - "Open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application disciplines."
- EARL: Consortium for Public Library Networking - UK
- Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (ENSSIB) - French national library school in Lyon
- Educational Media Reviews Online - "Database of video, DVD, and CD-ROM reviews on materials from major educational and documentary distributors. The reviews are written primarily by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across the United States and Canada. The reviews are given one of three ratings: Recommended, Highly Recommended, or Not Recommended....The reviews are aimed at an educational audience, primarily academic librarians. There are some children's and K-12 reviews in the database, but they are not the main focus."
- EDUCAUSE - "International, nonprofit association whose mission is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management." Provides access to full-text articles of current and past issues of EDUCAUSE Review and EDUCAUSE Quarterly (in pdf format).
- El Dorado County Library's What's Hot on the Internet This Week - Gary Parks, Placerville, California
- Electronic Journals in Librarianship and Information Science - Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales Aberystwyth. There is an A - Z listing.
- Electronic Journals Resource Directory - Peter Scott, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
- ERPANET - "Digital preservation of cultural heritage and scientific objects." (European Commission)
- E-STREAMS: Electronic reviews of Science & Technology References covering Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and Science - "Collaborative venture between H. Robert Malinowsky of the University of Illinois at Chicago and YBP Library Services."
- Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología - Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. See also El Faro. Servicio de Navegación Bibliotecario which has links to Archivos Nacionales -América Latina y El Caribe.
- The European Library - Portal to the European Library Collections, British Library integrated catalogue,
Biblioteca Nacional (Portugal),
Online-Katalog Der Deutschen Bibliothek,
Helsingin Yliopiston Kirjasto (main catalogue),
SBN OPAC (Italy),
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (main catalogue),
OPAC HELVETICAT (SNL), and
Slovenian National Bibliography.
- FindArticles.com - Free online article-search service allows you to search for (and read) articles published over the last 1 to 2 years in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals. You can view publications by subject or by name. For more, see Gale Full-Text Content Free on LookSmart? Well, Some of It … in Information Today NewsBreaks.
- First Monday - "Peer-reviewed journal on the Internet" from Denmark provides a full-text Archive with
- Foundation Conference of European National Librarians (CENL)
- Freiburg University Library - One of the largest academic libraries in Germany with "an extensive collection of manuscripts, literary remains, incunabula, and prints from the 16th and 17th centuries, which are increasingly being digitized and made available online."
- Fugitive Fact File - Searchable and browsable database compiled by Hennepin County (Minnesota) Library staff to assist both staff and patrons in locating hard-to-find and elusive information. A search for gry will will bring up information on words ending in 'gry'.
- Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) - "1998 recommendation of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to restructure catalog databases to reflect the conceptual structure of information resources." See also Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records: Final Report
- Gabriel - Gateway to Europe's National Libraries - Portico
- Gale - Press Room - Awards
- Gates Library Foundation - "Dedicated to partnering with U.S. and Canadian public libraries to bring computers and digital information to the communities they serve."
- Gathering the Jewels / Casglu'r Tlysau - "Over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales."
- Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) - "GBV is the Common Library Network of the German Federal States Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK). Provides access to the Union Catalogue (GVK) . "This multimaterial bibliographic database covers the holdings of over 24.3 million records of more than 760 GBV member and associated libraries with over 49.3 million separate catalogue entries of books, conference proceedings, periodicals, dissertations, microfilms and electronic resources."
- Google Book Search and the Future of Access to Scholarly Books - Pamela Samuelson, February 8, 2010(Webcast Berkeley).
- hbz - Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
- Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR) - With Ratings 2000. The HAPLR 100 lists the top ten libraries in each population category.
- Hidden Collections: The Elephant in the Closet - By Carol Mandel, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Vol. 5, No. 2 Fall 2004.
- The Hollywood Librarian: Librarians in Cinema and Society - "First full-length film to focus on the work and lives of librarians in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies." See The Hollywood Librarian: A new documentary delivers some unintentional messages by Francine Fialkoff, Library Journal, 8/15/2007.
- Iconclass - "Iconclass is a subject-specific classification system; it is a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, persons, events and abstract ideas that can be the subject of an image. Art historians, researchers and curators use it to describe, classify and examine the subject of images represented in various media such as paintings, drawings and photographs." (Netherlands Institute for Art History)
- Index Morganagus: Full Text Indes of Library-Related Electronic Serials - Eric Lease Morgan's searchable index of over 80 library-related electronic serials. He is also responsible for Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts and Infomotions' Gutenberg Index.
- Indexes, Abstracts, Bibliographies, and Table of Contents Services - University of Houston Libraries
- Infobits - Monthly online journal monitors and selects from a number of information technology and instruction technology sources and provides brief notes for electronic dissemination to educators; edited by Carolyn Kotlas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic & Technology Networks' Center for Instructional Technology.
- Information Quality - WWW Virtual Library site maintained by T.Matthew Ciolek and Irena M. Goltz has a useful link to Alastair Smith's Evaluation of Information Sources.
- Information Today, Inc. - "Publisher of Information Today, the newspaper for users and producers of electronic information services, as well as other periodicals, books, directories, and online products for the library and information user and professional."
- Informationsverbund Deutschschweiz (IDS) - Le réseau IDS "comprend plus de 400 bibliothèques, réparties dans cinq bases de données. Ces bases de données recensent plus de 13,5 millions de notices bibliographiques, auxquelles sont rattachées plus de 21 millions d'exemplaires. La plupart de ces bibliothèques se trouvent en Suisse alémanique, mais il y en a également en Suisse romande et au Tessin."
- Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections - Annotated links to over 10,000 librarian-selected scholarly and educational Internet resources, especially strong in the sciences, provided by librarians at the University of California, Riverside.
- Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries - "Sampling of new and interesting uses of the Web by public, corporate, academic, and school libraries."
- Institute for Information Literacy - Association of College and Research Libraries site "provides information about the Institute's purpose, structure, meetings, programs and publications, as well as selected links to related information literacy sites and publications."
- Institute of Museum and Library Services - Independent federal grantmaking agency for museums, libraries and archives. The site offers Monthly Highlights, Grants in Your State and a Legislative Update. Primary Source, with Archive of Past Issues, is a monthly e-mail newsletter with current agency news, grant deadlines and announcement dates, new publications, and highlights of funded projects. You can also Search the IMLS Grant Lists.
- International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) - "Leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession." Provides a number of useful resources including:
- Cataloguing and Indexing of Electronic Resources
- Metadata Resources
- Quotations About Libraries and Librarians
- Web Accessible National and Major Libraries of the World
- International Standard Text Code (ISTC)
- Internet Library for Librarians - Vianne Tang Sha's "comprehensive Web database designed to provide a one-stop shopping center for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession."
- Internet Public Library - "Annotated collection of high quality Internet resources" founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
- Internet Resources Newsletter - Heriot-Watt University
- Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas
- isbndb.com - You can query ISBNdb.com API for the location of source MARC records for any book in the database.
- ISSN and Serial Publications - International Standard Serial Number Centre
- Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship - "Quarterly publication of the Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries."
- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche - With Ricerca base nel Catalogo SBN
- Journals and Resources for Librarians - From the Canadian Electronic Scholarly Network
- Karen Coyle's Home Page
- Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK) Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog. Access to "plus de 500 millions de notices bibliographiques de bibliothèques de plusieurs continents."
- KDNuggets Directory: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Resources
- Det Kongelige Bibliotek - Royal Library of Denmark. Has an English version.
- LibDex: Worldwide Index of Library Catalogues - Peter Scott's index to over 17,000 libraries.
- LibDocs: Resources for Librarians - Database of full-text documents on the Internet of interest to librarians. Part of Christopher C. Brown's Virtual Reference Desk project.
- LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) - Association of European Research Libraries.
- Liber Quarterly: Journal of European Research Libraries - With archive of back issues. See, for example, Digitisation of Library Material in Europe: Problems, Obstacles and Perspectives anno 2007 by Erland Kolding Nielsen (Director General of the Royal Library, Copenhagen), Volume 18 (2008), No. 1. "We have now digitised c. 175,000 digital objects, varying from fiction books to manuscripts to photographs, often as collections with new names for marketing purposes."
- LibGuides Community - Springshare. "42,364 guides by 12,737 librarians at 779 libraries worldwide."
- Liblicense-L: Licensing Digital Information - Discusson list with Archives. (Described in The LIBLICENSE Project and How it Grows by Ann Okerson, D-Lib Magazine, September 1999.)
- A Librarian at Every Table - Librarians and community initiatives.
- The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) - This tongue-in-cheek Indiana Jones style adventure movie with a librarian hero (Flynn Carsen, played by ER's Noah Wyle) was watched by nearly seven million people when it aired on TNT on December 5, 2004 and was the season's top basic-cable movie. A sequel The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006) was filmed in South Africa and Kenya. In April, 2006 Atlantis Studios announced it would "produce a graphic novel adaptation of the sequel and produce an original comic book series based on the characters from the two films." The graphic novel, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, was published by Atlantis on November 28, 2006.
- What did the library community have to say about TNT's "The Librarian?", Press Release, American Library Association, December 6, 2004
- Real-life librarians give TNT's "The Librarian" mixed reviews, Press Release American Librarian Association, December 7, 2004
- Librarian makes anemic adventure hero, David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 2004
- On Screen - The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, Kathie Huddleston, Science Fiction Weekly, Issue 397, [November 29, 2004]
- Bookmark this: Noah Wyle stars as a heroic 'Librarian', Bill Keveney, USA Today, September 9, 2004
- Wyle shrugs off white coat for a snappy safari jacket, Mike Duffy, Detroit Free Press, December 3, 2004
- The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (2004), Sandra Ray, FilmMonthly.com, Posted: 11/27/04
- TNT Heads Back to the Library for Sequel to Smash Hit 'The Librarian', Turner Online Pressroom, July 25, 2005
- Noah's Arc: Wyle's Bookish Hero Is Back on the Trail - By Kathy Blumenstock, Washington Post, December 3, 2006.)
- TNT Heads Back to the Library for Sequel to Smash Hit 'The Librarian' - Turner Online Pressroom, July 25, 2005.
- Librarian Avengers - Erica Olsen, is a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information.
- Librarian Jobs
- ALA Guide to Employment Sources in the Library and Information Profession
- ALA Hot Jobs Online
- American Libraries: Career Leads Online
- BUBL: Job Vacancies
- Association of Research Libraries Career Resources Online Service
- Chronicle Careers - Chronicle of Higher Education
- College & Research Libraries Career Opportunities from Across the Country
- Indeed - General purpose job search engine
- Jobs Opportunities at OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
- Job Title Generator for Library and Information Science Professionals - Michelle Mach
- LibJobs - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). This is a mailing list but you can browse the archives without subscribing.
- Library Job Hunting - Ann E. Robinson, Assistant Reference Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Library JobSearch - University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Library Job Postings on the Internet - Sarah L. Nesbeitt, a reference librarian at Bridgewater State College, provides more than 250 links to sites with information on library jobs
- Lisjobs: Jobs for Librarians and Information Professionals - Rachel Singer Gordon
- LITA: Jobs in Library and Information Technology
Library of Congress
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
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.
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:
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.
LibraryHQ.com - "Resources for the Wired Librarian." (For more see Marshall Breeding's LibraryHQ.com 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.
Lisjobs.com - Rachel Singer Gordon
LISNews.com: 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.
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)
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."
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 Association...to 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.
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