Monday, August 10, 2009

UNESCO Public Library Manifesto

UNESCO Library activities

School Libraries and Resource Centers Section

The IFLA Multicultural Library Manifesto

The Multicultural Library – a gateway to a cultural diverse society in dialogue
All people live in an increasingly heterogeneous society. There are more than 6,000 different languages in the world. The international migration rate is growing every year resulting in an increasing number of people with complex identities. Globalization, increased migration, faster communication, ease of transportation and other 21st century forces have increased cultural diversity in many nations where it might not have previously existed or has augmented the existing multicultural makeup.
“Cultural Diversity” or “Multiculturalism” refers to the harmonious co-existence and interaction of different cultures, where “culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature; lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs”.[i] Cultural diversity or multiculturalism is the foundation of our collective strength in our local communities and in our global society.
Cultural and linguistic diversity is the common heritage of humankind and should be cherished and preserved for the benefit of all. It is a source for the exchange, innovation, creativity, and peaceful coexistence among peoples. “Respect for the diversity of cultures, tolerance, dialogue and cooperation, in a climate of mutual trust and understanding are among the best guarantees of international peace and security”.[ii] Therefore, libraries of all types should reflect, support and promote cultural and linguistic diversity at the international, national, and local levels, and thus work for cross-cultural dialogue and active citizenship.
As libraries serve diverse interests and communities, they function as learning, cultural, and information centres. In addressing cultural and linguistic diversity, library services are driven by their commitment to the principles of fundamental freedoms and equity of access to information and knowledge for all, in the respect of cultural identity and values.


Each individual in our global society has the right to a full range of library and information services. In addressing cultural and linguistic diversity, libraries should:
1. serve all members of the community without discrimination based on cultural and linguistic heritage;
2. provide information in appropriate languages and scripts;
3. give access to a broad range of materials and services reflecting all communities and needs;
4. employ staff to reflect the diversity of the community, who are trained to work with and serve diverse communities.
Library and information services in a culturally and linguistically diverse context include both the provision of services to all types of library users and the provision of library services specifically targeted to underserved cultural and linguistic groups. Special attention should be paid to groups which are often marginalized in culturally diverse societies: minorities, asylum seekers and refugees, residents with a temporary residence permit, migrant workers, and indigenous communities.
Missions of multicultural library services
In a culturally diverse society focus should be on the following key missions, which relate to information, literacy, education and culture:
1. promoting awareness of the positive value of cultural diversity and fostering cultural dialogue;

2. encouraging linguistic diversity and respect for the mother tongue;
3. facilitating the harmonious coexistence of several languages, including learning of several languages from an early age;

4. safeguarding linguistic and cultural heritage and giving support to expression, creation and dissemination in all relevant languages;
5. supporting the preservation of oral tradition and intangible cultural heritage;
6. supporting inclusion and participation of persons and groups from all diverse cultural backgrounds;
7. encouraging information literacy in the digital age, and the mastering of information and communication technologies;
8. promoting linguistic diversity in cyberspace;
9. encouraging universal access to cyberspace;
10. supporting the exchange of knowledge and best practices with regard to cultural pluralism.
Management and operation
The multicultural library expects all types of libraries to adopt an integrated service approach. The core activities of library and information services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities are central, not “separate” or “additional”, and should always be designed to meet local or specific needs.
The library should have a policy and a strategic plan, defining its mission, objectives, priorities and services related to cultural diversity. The plan should be based on a comprehensive user needs analysis and adequate resources.
Library activities should not be developed in isolation. Cooperation with relevant user groups and professionals at local, national or international level should be encouraged.
Core actions
The multicultural library should:
develop culturally diverse and multilingual collections and services, including digital and multimedia resources;
allocate resources for the preservation of cultural expression and heritage, paying particular attention to oral, indigenous and intangible cultural heritage;
include programmes supporting user education, information literacy skills, newcomer resources, cultural heritage and cross-cultural dialogue as integral parts of the services;
provide access to library resources in appropriate languages through information organization and access systems;
develop marketing and outreach materials in appropriate media and languages to attract different groups to the library.
The library staff is the active intermediary between users and resources. Professional education and continuing training focused on services to multicultural communities, cross-cultural communication and sensitivity, anti-discrimination, cultures and languages should be provided.
The staff of a multicultural library should reflect the cultural and linguistic characteristic of the community to ensure cultural awareness, reflect the community the library serves, and encourage communication.
Funding, legislation and networks
Governments and other relevant decision-making bodies are urged to establish and adequately fund libraries and library systems to offer free library and information services to culturally diverse communities.
Multicultural library services are in essence global. All libraries involved in activities in this field must participate in relevant local, national or international networks in policy development. Research is needed to obtain the data necessary to make informed service decisions and secure appropriate funding. Research findings and best practices should be widely disseminated in order to guide effective multicultural library services.
Implementing the Manifesto
The international community must recognize and support libraries and information services in their role of promoting and preserving cultural and linguistic diversity.
Decision makers at all levels and the library community around the world are hereby requested to disseminate this Manifesto and to carry out the principles and actions expressed herein.

IFLA Internet Manifesto
The Programme for Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA/FAIFE) has prepared an "Internet Manifesto" (Annex 1) that proclaims the fundamental rights of users both to access and to publish information on the Internet without restriction. The Bureau has examined "IFLA Internet Manifesto” during its 2nd session and requested some clarifications.

1. The Programme for Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA/FAIFE) has prepared an "Internet Manifesto" (Annex 1) that proclaims the fundamental rights of users both to access and to publish information on the Internet without restriction.
2. The text asserts that intellectual freedom is at the core of library services and that freedom of access to information, regardless of medium and frontiers, is a central responsibility of the library and information profession.
3. The text also stresses the importance of unhindered access to the Internet by libraries and information services that should support communities and individuals to attain freedom, prosperity and development. It states that barriers to the flow of information should be removed, especially those that promote inequality, poverty, and despair.
4. IFLA intends to develop international guidelines for implementing the principles contained in the Manifesto. The guidelines shall assist and support librarians developing policies and priorities for Internet services in accordance with the needs of their communities.
5. UNESCO has long been involved in the promotion of universal access to library resources. In this context, UNESCO and IFLA have launched in the past two declarations of principles, which guide the creation and operations of public libraries and school libraries worldwide.
6. The Public Library Manifesto, adopted in 1994, proclaims UNESCO's belief in the public library as a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and spiritual welfare through the minds of men and women.
7. The School Library Manifesto, adopted in 1999, aims to define and advance the role of school libraries and resource centres in enabling students to acquire the learning tools and learning content that allow them to fully develop their capacities; to continue to learn throughout their lives; and to make informed decisions.
8. The IFLA Internet Manifesto seeks to complete this set of Manifestos, as the development of information technologies, more particularly the Internet, has created a completely new environment modifying substantially the actions of acquiring and disseminating information and knowledge.
9. The Bureau examined the "IFLA Internet Manifesto” during its second meeting (2-3 September 2002) welcoming the spirit and the objectives of the "IFLA Internet Manifesto". It requested the Secretariat, in co-operation with the Bureau, to consult with IFLA with a view to developing an agreed Manifesto that could be promoted as a joint IFLA-UNESCO position; and requested the Secretariat to prepare a document submitting the agreed Internet Manifesto to the Council at its second session, for endorsement, and for subsequent referral to the Director General and approval by the General Conference.
10. Two issues were raised by the Bureau:
· Clarification about the phrase 'Information services'; and
· Clarification about the statement: "In common with other core services, access to the Internet in libraries and information services should be without charge". The question was 'Free of charge to whom?'
11. IFLA provided the following reply to the comments made by the Bureau:
· Information services: "We use this term in the inclusive phrase "libraries and information services" as for example on our website IFLANET - "About IFLA": "IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the 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." However, others refer to other types of 'information services' (IT- related, public relations, etc.) which would not come within the ambit of IFLA.
· Free of charge [to whom]: The IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto (November 1994) includes the following principle: "The public library shall in principle be free of charge." Similarly, the IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto (1999) includes: "School Libraries must have adequate and sustained funding for trained staff, materials, technologies and facilities. They must be free of charge." Thus, the intent of the Internet Manifesto principle that Internet access should be free of charge to the users of libraries and information services is consistent with the two previously approved manifestos.
12. IFLA’s reply continues as follows: ‘We are reluctant to change the IFLA Internet Manifesto if we can avoid it, because it received such strong support from our Council. However we see no difficulty with adding a definitional note at the end to address the concerns raised by the Bureau of the UNESCO/IFAP Council’.
13. Therefore the attached text of the Manifesto contains at the end a note reflecting the discussion of both above-mentioned issues.
14. The attached text was circulated to the Bureau members for comments with a view to developing an agreed Manifesto that could be promoted as a joint IFLA-UNESCO position. The Bureau members who replied were of the opinion that the revised text should be submitted to the Council for decision.
15. The Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme may wish to adopt the following decision:

The Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme,
1. Having examined document IFAP-2003/COUNCIL.II/5, particularly the "IFLA Library Manifesto" contained in this document;
1)2. Welcomes the spirit and the objectives of the "IFLA Internet Manifesto";
3. Decides to endorse the "IFLA Internet Manifesto".

The IFLA Internet Manifesto
Unhindered access to information is essential to freedom, equality, global understanding and peace. Therefore, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) asserts that:
· Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual both to hold and express opinions and to seek and receive information; it is the basis of democracy; and it is at the core of library service.
· Freedom of access to information, regardless of medium and frontiers, is a central responsibility of the library and information profession.
· The provision of unhindered access to the Internet by libraries and information services supports communities and individuals to attain freedom, prosperity and development.
· Barriers to the flow of information should be removed, especially those that promote inequality, poverty, and despair.

Freedom of Access to Information, the Internet and Libraries and Information Services

Libraries and information services are vibrant institutions that connect people with global information resources and the ideas and creative works they seek. Libraries and information services make available the richness of human expression and cultural diversity in all media.

The global Internet enables individuals and communities throughout the world, whether in the smallest and most remote villages or the largest cities, to have equality of access to information for personal development, education, stimulation, cultural enrichment, economic activity and informed participation in democracy. All can present their interests, knowledge and culture for the world to visit.

Libraries and information services provide essential gateways to the Internet. For some they offer convenience, guidance, and assistance, while for others they are the only available access points. They provide a mechanism to overcome the barriers created by differences in resources, technology, and training.

Principles of Freedom of Access to Information via the Internet

Access to the Internet and all of its resources should be consistent with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and especially Article 19:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

The global interconnectedness of the Internet provides a medium through which this right may be enjoyed by all. Consequently, access should neither be subject to any form of ideological, political or religious censorship, nor to economic barriers.

Libraries and information services also have a responsibility to serve all of the members of their communities, regardless of age, race, nationality, religion, culture, political affiliation, physical or other disabilities, gender or sexual orientation, or any other status.

Libraries and information services should support the right of users to seek information of their choice.

Libraries and information services should respect the privacy of their users and recognize that the resources they use should remain confidential.

Libraries and information services have a responsibility to facilitate and promote public access to quality information and communication. Users should be assisted with the necessary skills and a suitable environment in which to use their chosen information sources and services freely and confidently.

In addition to the many valuable resources available on the Internet, some are incorrect, misleading and may be offensive. Librarians should provide the information and resources for library users to learn to use the Internet and electronic information efficiently and effectively. They should proactively promote and facilitate responsible access to quality networked information for all their users, including children and young people.

In common with other core services, access to the Internet in libraries and information services should be without charge.
Implementing the Manifesto
IFLA encourages the international community to support the development of Internet accessibility worldwide, and especially in developing countries, to thus obtain the global benefits of information for all offered by the Internet.
IFLA encourages national governments to develop a national information infrastructure which will deliver Internet access to all the nation's population.
IFLA encourages all governments to support the unhindered flow of Internet accessible information via libraries and information services and to oppose any attempts to censor or inhibit access.
IFLA urges the library community and decision makers at national and local levels to develop strategies, policies, and plans that implement the principles expressed in this Manifesto.

A compilation of selected UNESCO-related material dealing with information literacy (e.g. websites, articles, documents, reports, speeches, etc.)

This bibliography is a compilation of selected UNESCO-related materials dealing with information literacy. It has been culled from UNESCO websites and sub-sites, articles written and speeches given by Abdelaziz Abid, Senior Programme Specialist, Information Society Division, UNESCO, and from other relevant UNESCO-generated documents and reports. It was compiled by Zdravka Pejova, Head, Information and Library Services at the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (Ljubljana, Slovenia) by executing a comprehensive search of the Internet and a variety of library, information, and social science literature databases.

“Information literacy is part of the basic entitlement of every citizen, in every country in the world, to freedom of expression and the right to information, and is instrumental in building and sustaining democracy”.
Queensland University of Technology Library: Information literacy: a global discourse Information literacy Links & resources
“ Information literacy for lifelong learning”. World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 22-27 August 2004, Buenos Aires

[Address on the topics of information literacy and the UNESCO/JIKJIMemory of the World Prize at the CDNL 2004]. Minutes of the Thirtieth Meeting of Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL), held on Wednesday 25 August 2004, at 10.00 am, at the National Library of Australia

“UNESCO: Information Literacy For Lifelong Learning”:
Report to CDNL 2004
“UNESCO, Library Development and the World Summit on the Information Society”. World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, 1-9, August, Berlin
[Address on the topics of information literacy at the CDNL 2003]. Minutes of the Thirtieth Meeting of Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL), held on Wednesday 6 August 2003, at 10.00 am, at the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany
“Library Development and Information Society”. Regional Seminar on IFLA/UNESCO Manifestos and Guidelines for Public Schools and Scholl Libraries, 5-7 May 2003
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,
"UNESCO and the World Summit on the Information Society". World Library and Information Congress: 68th IFLA General Conference and Council, Libraries for Life: Democracy, Diversity, Deliver, August 18th - 24th 2002, Glasgow, Scotland
“UNESCO, library development and the World Summit on the Information Society”. OCLC Members Council Meeting, Dublin, Ohio, 21 October 2002
“CD-Rom and Access to Information in the South”.
Essen Symposium 1988: 1
Information Literacy - UNESCO’s action to provide people with the skills and abilities for critical reception, assessment and use of information in their professional and personal lives. UNESCO’s main strategy in the area of Information Literacy consists of awareness-raising about the importance of information literacy at all levels of the education process – basic education, primary and secondary education, technical and vocational training and lifelong education – and of establishing guidelines for integrating information literacy issues in curricula.
Action Plan area(s): Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs Capacity Building
Type of action: Policy initiatives
UNESCO area: General
UNESCO's Principles: Universal access to information
UNESCO Information Literacy Portal

UNESCO (2005). “Debate on Information Literacy at UNESCO” 24-03-2005

UNESCO (2005). “Thematic Debate on Information Literacy at UNESCO Headquarters”07-04-2005 (UNESCO)

UNESCO (2004). “UNESCO and the World Summit on the Information Society: Beyond Geneva”.
Science and Technology for Development of the Information Society: Planning meeting for Post-WSIS I Follow-up Activities. The National Academies, Washington, USA, 23 March 2004,
Mogens Schmidt, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information,UNESCO,

UNESCO (2004). “Asia Pacific Information Network Focuses on Information Literacy at Beijing Meeting", 29-10-2004 (UNESCO New Delhi/Bangkok)

UNESCO (2003). “Towards an Information Literate Society”. (UNESCO/NCLIS) “Information Literacy Meeting Of Experts”, Prague, The Czech Republic, September 20-23, 2003

Horton, F. W. (2003) "Information Literacy." UNISIST Newsletter, 31(2), 17-19.

IFLA/UNESCO (2000). “IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto, The School Library in Teaching and Learning for All”

Saturday, August 8, 2009

List of Web opac
TIFR MUMBAI e-granthalaya web opac university of calcuta web opac

The IIPS Library wants its users to make best use of its online resources. In order to facilitate
efficient and effective searching of information through our catalogue the following few lines
will be useful. This will help you in making the search pinpointed and specific so that desired
and relevant information is retrieved fast.
At present the information about the library information resources i.e. Books, Bound
Volumes of Periodicals, Reprints, Research Articles from Periodicals and Edited Books, CDROMs
are bibliographic in nature.
Web-OPAC provides search option on two levels.
(1) Simple Search and (2) Advance Search
The search query can either upper case or lower case the software accept for
searching but please be extra cautious while mentioning the queries as incorrect spelling or
extra spaces can stop your access further.
Class number search is based on Dewey Decimal Classification 18th Edition. And to
provide in-depth search in population studies and family welfare, special schedule, index
prepared on the basis of the DDC and used in the database.
WebSlim21 offers you following facilities:
1. Word Search
Word Search is a simple search, which allows you to search any word anywhere. Word
search can include phrase also search as ‘mass communication’.
Type the word to be searched in the Word Search text box and click Word Search. The
search engine will search the word in all the access points and the result will be displayed
according to the match found.
2. Advanced Search
Unlike simple search (word search) advance search is a Structured Search with Boolean
You can structure your search as follows.
a) Search For- Specify your search string such as Sharma
b) Select Field- Catalogue menu lists allow you to select a catalogue.
A catalogue has index entries, which speed up the search. For example, the Author catalogue
has names of authors (usually surname or last name first.)
c) Specify Position in the field- Can specify position of field as specified below
Anywhere in the Field This conducts the search for the word (s) you enter through library
item detail description and the catalogue entries. Searching Bjarne
through Author will fetch items by "Stroustrup, Bjarne".
At The Beginning of the
Use this if you are searching for an author by surname, a key word
by the leading term. The catalogues and the item details are also
available for browsing. A browse through the key word catalogue
gives a good idea of the subjects covered by the library collection.
Exactly Matches The
This is useful if a search using an exact match is required.
Click Search
The search engine will search the word as specified criteria and the result will be displayed
according to the match found.
Can combine above search with Boolean Operator search as AND, OR and NOT. With More
option can add more criteria to the search in advance search.
For above search you can also specify different selection criteria for further filtering your
search such as
a) Range of Accession Dates
Accession Date is the date on which the library acquires the item. By default all items are
considered for inclusion in the search, regardless of the date of accession. It is possible to
define a range of dates, for example: 01/04/1999 and 31/08/99. That is items acquired
between first of April and 31st of August in year 1999. (format is dd/mm/yyyy, both the dates
in the range are needed.
b) Range of Accession Numbers
Accession Number is the unique number given to an item. By default all accession numbers
are taken into consideration in the search. But can filter your search by specifying accession
number range.
c) Range of Year of Publication
By default all items are selected regardless of the publication year. You can provide a range of
publication years such as 1996 and 1999 (4 digits, all numeric, provide both the upper and the
lower limit). When a range is specified, items with publication years within this range are
considered for inclusion in the result set.
d) Select Item Types
Select one or more material types for eg. You would like to search only article or Journal
articles etc.
e) Digital Material Only
If you check Digital Material Only, the search result will include only those items having
Multimedia Links associated with them.
Search result is displayed in tabular format. Click at the accession number to view details of
the item.
You can navigate the search by clicking at the hyper linked object.
Search result can be viewed in Bibliography or publication format by selecting the respective
3. Catalogue Browser
This page displays the list of all the access points in the current catalogue.
Select Catalogue- Allows you to select catalogue search as Title, author, Keyword etc. It lists
all the entries in the selected catalogue.
Select Script- Allows you to select scripts if have collection is entered in different script.
Search For- Allows you to search catalogues specified in search for text box. For eg. If you
want to search all Titles staring with ‘T’ than type ‘T’ in search for and click Display. This will
display all Titles starting with T. Click the item which you want to see the detail entry.
4. Recent Arrivals
To view the Recent Additions to the library collection, click Recent Arrivals. The items list will
appear, which will display the items acquired in the library in the last 30 days. Arrivals. Can
select the Item Types, which has arrived recently.
5. Contact Librarian
To see the library contact information, click Library. Phone number and a link to the librarian's
e-mail address will be displayed. To send an e-mail to the librarian, click the link. This will
open the default mail client where you can type your message and send an e-mail to the
6. My Info (ignore, still it is not active)
My info will allow a user to see his account, which allow him to see his loans, reserve a book
etc. But for accessing his accounts he need to login.
To Log in as a user, click MyInfo on the home page. Type the User ID and Password and
click Log In. To change your password, click Change Password. Type User ID, Old
Password and New Password. Click Change. Following operations are possible for the
Logged in Borrower:
a) Loans
To view the loans in the your name, click Loans. List of Loans will be displayed. To Reissue
the item, click on the serial number. To view the reservation queue for the item, click the
Reservations count in the Current Reservations column.
b) Reservation
To view the reservations by the borrower, click Reservation. The details of the item reserved
by the logged in borrower will be displayed. To see the reservation queue for the item, click
the Accession number. To cancel the claim, click 'X' in the delete column.
c) Recent Addtions
To view the Recent Additions to the library collection, click Recent Additions. The items list
will appear, which will display the items acquired in the library in the last 30 days. You can
specify the number of days and whether you want to see the items for All Subjects or My
subjects (defined in SDI as the subjects of interest).
d) Readings
To view the details of the books, that the logged in borrower has read earlier, click Readings.
To view the log, you can specify the date range or number of days and the item types and
click Apply . Eg. If you select the number of days as 30, the result set will show the title,
author and read count of items read by the logged in borrower in the last 30 days. To view the
circulation details, click serial number of the item. If want to know transaction when that item
was taken check show transaction and click apply. This will show transaction details.
e) Subjects
Allow you to select subject of your interest so that Recent Additions will lists items only of your
subject interest.
f) Rules
To view the Lending Policies applicable to the category of the logged in borrower, click Rules.
g) Log Out
To end the session, click Logout.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

National Institute of Technology Karnataka , Surathkal

click on central Library Then index guide

NIT, Trichurappali

NIFFT, Ranchi Central Library

ABV IIT,Gwalior

Bit ranchi

iiit allhabad

delhi college of engineering library

Digital library of India IIIt hydrabad

catalogue search of iit kanpor central library

web opac of iit kharagpur

web opac of central library of madras

iit Delhi Central Library

Saturday, July 25, 2009

List of Library Associations

LIBRARIAN - Library Management Software

List of Library Associations

· Association of Christian Librarians
· International Association of Law Libraries
· International Association of Music Libraries
· International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
· International Association of School Librarianship
· International Association of Technological University Libraries
· International Council on Archives
· Health Information and Libraries in Africa
· Library and Information Society of South Africa
· Namibian Information Workers Association
· Tanzania Library Association
· Uganda Library Association
· Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists
· East-Kazakhstan Librarians' Association
· Hong Kong Library Association
· Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres
· Israeli Association of Librarians and Information Professionals
· Japan Association of Private University Libraries
· Japan Library Association
· Japan Medical Library Association
· Japan School Library Association
· Japan Special Libraries Association
· Korean Library Association
· Librarians Association of Malaysia
· Library Association of Singapore
· Library Association of the Republic of China
· Macau Library and Information Management Association
· Sri Lanka Library Association
· Thai Library Association
· Uzbekistan Library Association
· Association for Information Management (UK)
· Association of French Librarians
· Association of Hungarian Librarians
· Association of Libraries of Czech Universities
· Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic
· Association of Swiss Librarians and Libraries
· Austrian Association of Librarians
· Austrian Library Association
· Belarusian Library Association
· Belgian Association for Documentation
· British and Irish Association of Law Librarians
· Bulgarian Library Association
· Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), formerly the Library Association and the Institute of Information Scientists (UK)
· Consortium of European Research Libraries
· Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL)
· Croatian Library Association
· Danish Library Association
· Danish Union of Librarians
· Dutch Association of University Libraries, the Royal Library and the Library of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science
· Dutch National Association of Public Libraries
· Estonian Librarians Association
· European Association for Health Information and Libraries
· European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations
· Federation Union of German Library and Information Associations
· Finnish Library Association
· Finnish Music Library Association
· Finnish Research Library Association
· Georgian Association of Information Specialists
· Georgian Library Association
· German Library Association
· Greek Librarians Association
· Icelandic Library and Information Science Association
· Italian Library Association
· Library Association of Ireland
· Lithuanian Librarian's Association
· Malta Library and Information Association
· Netherlands Public Library Association
· Norwegian Association of Special Libraries
· Norwegian Library Association
· Polish Librarians Association
· Private Libraries Association (UK)
· Russian Library Association
· School Library Association (UK)
· Swedish Library Association
· Ukrainian Library Association
· Union of Associations of Slovene Librarians
North America
List of Library Associations specific to American statesList of Library Associations specific to Canadian territories
· America Indian Library Association
· Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
· Association of Architecture School Librarians
· Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
· Association of Jewish Libraries
· Canadian Association for School Libraries
· Canadian Association of Law Libraries
· Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services
· Canadian Library Association
· Catholic Library Association
· Chinese American Librarians Association
· Church and Synagogue Library Association
· Evangelical Church Library Association
· Libraries Society of North America
· Library and Information Association of Jamaica
· Library and Information Technology Association
· Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago
· Massachusetts Library Association
· Medical Library Association
· Michigan Library Association
· Mountain Plains Library Association
· Music Library Association
· New York Library Association
· North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
· Pacific Northwest Library Association
· Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association
· Public Library Association
· Southeastern Library Association
· Theatre Library Association
· Urban Libraries Council
· USA Toy Library Association
· Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association
· Australian Library and Information Association
· Australian School Library Association
· Australian School Library Association (NSW)
· Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
· Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives
· School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
· School Library Association of Victoria

South America
· Argentinian Library Association
· Brazillian Federation of Librarians Associations, Information Scientists and Institutions
· Librarian Association of El Salvador
· Mexican Library Association

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Organizational Weblogs of libraries

ACRLog - Posts from members of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Alberta Gaming Research Institute Library Weblog - Useful gambling research sources.

Alpha Channel - Guide to library multimedia services for the University of Tennessee teaching and learning community.

ASAP Live - News and links from Gateshead Public Libraries in England.

Austin Public Library Blog - Weblog for the community administered by a team of reference librarians from the Faulk Central Library.

Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections Blog - A weblog devoted to Birmingham Public Library's digital collections.

Blogger Book Club - Book discussion for 4th through 6th grade patrons of the Roselle (IL) Public Library.

Blogs at the University Libraries - Documenting the efforts of the University Libraries to bring blogs to the U. of Minnesota campus community.

BLTeens Blog - Weblog of The Bryant Library in New York which has information on the latest teen happenings, workshops, events, and websites.

BoleyBlogs! - The legal research weblog of Lewis and Clark Law School's Boley Law Library.

Buena Park Library District News - News and updates from the Buena Park Library District

Burbank Library Blog - Weblog of the Burbank Public Library includes community events, book news and reviews.

CAS Library Blog - Library resources for the Communication, Arts and Sciences community at Penn State University.

Chi Lib Rocks! - News and links for librarians of the Chicago Library System.

Children's Department Paperless Notebook - Weblog for the children's staff at Bethel Park (PA) Public Library.

DLnet - Provided by the National electronic Library for Health, the Digital Libraries Network is for health librarians and trainers in the UK interested in promotion and training.

Dysart & Jones Associates - Expert consultation in knowledge management, strategic planning, and professional recruitment.

Engineering Library Blog - News and links from the University of Saskatchewan.

Escondido Public Library's Latest News - The latest library and community news.

Framingham Public Library Teen Blogmatic - Chat, events, and news.

Free Library of Springfield Township News - Library news from Wyndmoor, PA.

GTU Library Weblog - News from the Flora Lamson Hewett Library of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

Hunterdon Central Library - Current news from Hunterdon Central High School (NJ).

if:book - The weblog of The Institute for the Future of the Book. Thinking about the evolution of publishing, education and creative labor in the digital age.

In the Bookroom - A collaborative weblog written by the staff of Library Journal.

In the Spotlight - News from Northwestern University Library

Information Community News - A current awareness weblog from the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services.

Institute for Astronomy Library Weblog - Updates and related information for staff at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii.

Institute of Industrial Relations Library's Weblog - Labor and employment news from UC-Berkeley.

Internet Scout Project Weblog - Items of interest compiled by a team of librarians at the University of Wisconsin, but not quite suitable for the official Scout Report.

Issues in Scholarly Communication - Covering the crisis in scholarly publishing for the faculty and students at Georgia State University.

Johnson County (KS) Library - "Ideas, information, experiences and materials that support and enrich people's lives."

K&E Research Services - the KERBlog! - Research tips, tools, and enlightened insights from the Research Services experts at Kirkland and Ellis LLP.

Kennebunk Free Library Weblog - Announcements and a selection of daily links.

Legal News - Aggregated law headlines from the University of Saskatchewan Law Library.

LiBlog - News flashes from the University Library at the University of Southern Alabama.

Liblog - Links and news from the library staff at the Christian Science Monitor.

Liblog - Articles and sites found by Redwood City (CA) Public Library librarians.

The Library Link - Information on items new to the Green Hills Public Library (IL) and other current events.

Library News - Library-related news, events, and resources published by Pullen Library for the Georgia State University community.

Library Stories: Libraries & Librarians in the News - News, commentary, and stories for and about Oklahoma Libraries from the Oklahoma Library Association.

LITA Blog - The official weblog for the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association.

LRC Blog - School library news from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Learning Resources Centre.

Marin County Free Library Blog - Stay up to date on what's happening at the library, best-selling books, great websites, book clubs, and author appearances.

Midwifery Information - The Royal College of Midwives library staff share information about web-based resources related to midwifery.

MLA NewsLine - News provided by the Manitoba Library Association.

MVCC Library Blogs - Aggregated content and links from the blogs of the Moraine Valley Community College (IL) Library/Resource Center.

News from the LPPL YA Department - News and chronological catalog of new items from the YA department of the La Grange Park Public Library.

On The Shelf - Peabody Institute Library news, book reviews, and other items of interest.

Our Journey to A New Automation System - Journal of the Addison (IL) Public Library's system migration.

Pacifica Library News - News, links and resources from the Pacifica Graduate Institute (CA) Research Library.

Park Library News - News from the library at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Parma Public Library Blog Spot for Teens - Weblog is for teens in the Hilton NY area so they can learn about new programs, new books and interesting things that happen at the Parma Public Library.

PLA Blog - The official weblog of the Public Library Association.

Public Health - Features library related news, events, and resources for the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University.

R.B. House Undergraduate Library - Updates from the one of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill libraries.

Reading Lines - Book news and information from the staff of the Chicago Ridge Public Library.

Re:Generations - Re:Generations: reaching new academic librarians to re-energize the academic librarian profession. From the Canadian Library Association's CACUL Division.

Rio Hondo College Library Weblog - News, views, and research tips from the librarians at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA.

Rowland Institute Library Blog - A compendium of links mostly relating to science and science library issues from the Rowland Institute at Harvard.

san geronimo valley library blog - New resources and links from a branch of the Marin County Free Library.

Sawyer Library WebTeamBlog - Weblog for the web team at Williams College Libraries.

Science News - News and information for the science faculty and students at Georgia State University from the Pullen Library staff.

SciTech News @ UT libraries - Information about scientific and technical resources and related library news from staff at the University of Tennessee Libraries.

Social Sciences News - Features library related news, events, and resources for the Social Sciences at Georgia State University.

Southlake Public Library Blog - Includes library announcements and interesting, useful, and entertaining reference links.

Southwest Iowa Library Service Area - News and notes of interest to librarians and trustees in the Southwest Iowa Library Service Area.

Stark County Law Library Blawg - Resources for the legal community of Stark County, Ohio.

STCC Library - News and miscellany from the staff of the Springfield (MA) Technical Community College Library.

Stevens County Rural Library Virtual Book Club - Reader observations.

SWOSU Libraries News - News and updates from the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries.

Teen Cafe Blog - News and books for the teens of Chicago Ridge Public Library.

Teen News @ Coshocton Public Library - New and archived posts from this collaborative weblog of an Ohio library.

TRICO Library News - Covering the tri-college libraries of Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore.

U-C IMC Library - Sites selected for the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center media creators and other researchers.

UH Library Updates - News about changes to the University of Houston Libraries.

University of Baltimore Law Library Weblog - News and links of interest to the law school community.

University of Michigan Dentistry Library Weblog - Frequently highlights resources of interest to academics, clinicians and researchers in dentistry, biomaterials, craniofacial and bone sciences.

University of Wyoming Libraries Blog - UW Libraries news, plus tidbits from the realms of literature, the web, and anyplace else such news pops up.

University_Library's Xanga Site - Telling you what's new at the Golden Gate University Library.

Waterboro Library Lib Blog - Library related links, news, and web sites from the Waterboro Public Library in Maine. Some local information as well.

Wayne State University Medical Library - Status reports and news about e-journals and digital resources.

What's Happening in the Richland College Library - The latest news and views from the Richland College Library (Dallas, Texas).

What's New @ UWM Libraries - News, updates, and items of interest from at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

What's New at the Lunar and Planetary Institute Library - Providing recent additions to the collection and news.

Worthingteens - Participate in book discussions, learn about upcoming events, see photos, take a poll, and keep up with local library happenings. (provided by the Worthington Libraries in Ohio).

Youth Services @ GPPL - Lots o' stuff from the Youth Services team at the Grande Prairie Public Library District, serving Hazel Crest and Country Club Hills, IL.

Collaborative Weblogs for librarians

ASIST K-Blog Panel - A group weblog in preparation for the panel Blogs for Information Dissemination and Knowledge Management (SIG KM) presented at the ASIST Annual Meeting 2004.

Basil's Blog - News from the information world.

Beyond The Job - Professional tips for librarians: articles, job-hunting advice, professional
development opportunities, and other news and ideas on how to further one's library career.

Cache2 - Assorted links from a "Librarian's Idiot Book."

Circulatable: A Librarian's Group - This is the story of five new professional librarians.

Foreword - A community in the service of books and book design.

Frontier Librarian - Journal of two Australian librarians temporarily living in Sarawak.

The Handheld Librarian - Collaborative newslog on library applications for handhelds.

Hip Librarians' Book Blog - Librarians post about books they like. Or loathe.

The Horseless Library - Digital library discussions initiated by librarians at North Carolina State University.

I for an I - Providing information for information professionals.

Information Literacy Round Table (Michigan Library Association) - Place to find out information about information literacy programs in libraries across Michigan, and to share information about information literacy publications and projects produced in Michigan.

Information Literacy Weblog - Shares relevant items on information literacy worldwide.

Information Research Weblog - A forum to exchange information on publications and websites of potential interest to the readers of the journal, Information Research.

Internet Scout Weblog - A repository for noteworthy links not quite suitable for the official weekly Scout Report.

KM Blog - Collaborative weblog from the Knowledge Management Systems course at the School of Information for the University of Texas at Austin.

Library and Information Science Miscellaneous Weblog - LIS weblog, maintained by some Iranian PhD students in the field and includes pertinent news, comments and discussions.

Library Grrrls!'s Journal - Collaborative arena for discussing library work issues, women's evolving roles in libraries, and general library bitching.

Library Lovers' LiveJournal - Librarians share sites, references, and anecdotes.

LISNews - Collaborative forum for library and information science current events, brain-child of Blake Carver.

NewsliBlog - News librarians and researchers collaborating to improve information gathering.

The Nonny Librarians - Providing fun and frolic at public libraries.

Open Source Systems for Libraries News - News site for open source systems for libraries.

Panlibus - Talis staff on topics across the library and information business.

Schoolhouse Rock - Playlists and discussion topics from a weekly radio show on WSCB 89.9 FM, Springfield College, Springfield, MA, hosted by reference librarians Emily Alling and James Miller.

The Society for Librarians* Who Say "Motherfucker" - Librarians post about those times when they have been called upon, in their professional capacity, to use or consider using the word "motherfucker."

Technogeekery For Librarians - Exploring how tech and librarian work intersect.

Web Design in Organizations - Summer 2003 - Projects and links from a class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS.

Library and Information Science: Journals

Against the Grain - News about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents.
ALA TechSource - Provides Library Technology Reports, Smart Libraries Newsletter, and the ALA TechSource Weblog.

Annual Review of Information Science and Technology - The annual publication of the American Society for Information Science. Focuses on activities and trends in the field of information science and technology. Includes links to the ASIS home page and print version purchase information.

Ariadne - Quarterly publication aimed at academic librarians in the United Kingdom. Links to back issues dating from 1996.

Biblia's Warrior Librarian Weekly - Pokes fun at the people who use libraries and the funnier ones who work in them.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly - Editorial information, tables of contents and abstracts.

Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal - A peer-reviewed e-journal with an international outlook focusing on the practical aspect of Chinese librarianship.

Christian Library Journal - Reviews of books, videos, cassette tapes, and CDs from a Christian point of view.

Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large - Walt Crawford's commentary and annotated citations of selected articles on library and computer-related issues.

Computers in Libraries - Online version of the monthly magazine focusing on library oriented information technology.

Cultivate Interactive - E-journal which is funded by the European Commission to disseminate information on digital cultural heritage including projects funded by the EU's DIGICULT programme.

D-Lib Magazine - Monthly publication about research and innovation in digital libraries.

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship - Independent, professional, refereed journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship.

E-LIS - Open access archive of preprints, postprints and other documents in the field of library and information science.

Ex Libris - An e-zine for librarians and information junkies.

First Monday - Peer-reviewed journal about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure.

High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine - Issues relevant to high energy physics libraries from the point of view of both information workers and library clients.

IFLA Journal - Journal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, an international organization focusing on libraries and library users. Contains tables of contents, abstracts and some full text beginning with 1993.

Info To Go - Sample issue and information about the monthly print publication aimed at information professionals. "Dedicated to eliminating aimless surfing."

Information Processing and Management - Bi-monthly peer reviewed print journal published by Elsevier Science.

Information Research: an international electronic journal - Presents research papers and working papers from a variety of information-related disciplines, including information science, information management, information systems, information policy and librarianship.

Information Retrieval - Subscription e-journal dedicated to theory and experimentation in information retrieval. Sample copy available.

Information Today - Product information and news for librarians.

Informing Science: International Journal of an Emerging Discipline - Information systems, library science and journalism evolve to form a new discipline. Quarterly journal available in print or online.

International Information and Library Review - Progress and research in international and comparative librarianship, documentation, and information retrieval. Published quarterly by Academic Press.

International Journal of Information Management - Aimed at "managers charged with the responsibility of designing and managing complex information systems." From Elsevier Science

International Journal on Digital Libraries - Quarterly print journal emphasizing digital information and libraries. Register for email notification of contents.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship - Electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship - Home page for Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, an electronic journal from the Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Journal of Digital Contents (JDC) - International quarterly journal about the management, presentation and uses of contents in digital environments.

Journal of Digital Information (JODI) - Includes papers on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments. A peer-reviewed Web journal supported by Texas A&M University Libraries.

Journal of Electronic Publishing - Articles with archives about electronic publishing.

Journal of Information Law and Technology - Published by the Universities of Warwick and Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.

Law Library Journal - Official journal of the American Association of Law Libraries. Includes subscription information and links to selected articles from 2000 to the present.

Libraries and Culture - A print based journal that explores the significance of libraries; their creation, organization and preservation in the context of cultural and social history.

Library and Information Update - Monthly magazine of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Includes selected articles from past issues.

Library Hi Tech - A quarterly, peer reviewed, scholarly journal on computing and technology for library scientists. Links to subscription information, submission guidelines and tables of contents for past issues.

Library Journal Digital - Library Journal's online edition. Features current news about libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Library Juice - Rory Litwin's long-running library news digest. Includes announcements, web resources, calls for papers, and news affecting the library world. Archives available; no new issues will be published.

Library Philosophy and Practice - Peer reviewed online journal specializing in applied library science research. Articles available for downloading in PDF form. Links to guidelines for submission.

Library Quarterly - Prestigious print journal of scholarly research from The University of Chicago Press. Subscription information, submission guidelines, tables of contents from 1996 to the present and general information.

LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Journal - International, peer reviewed, online journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science.

LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services - Publishes original articles on all aspects of libraries and information services.

LISNews - Blake Carver's online Library and Information Science News Digest. Apropos articles culled from a variety of sources. Links, polls, submission guidelines and email updates.

Marginal Librarian - E-zine features articles and opinions from the McGill Library and Information Studies Student Association. Includes links to past issues.

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship - A peer-reviewed online journal for practical and scholarly information concerning academic media librarianship.

Mississippi Libraries - Official publication of the Mississippi Library Association. Links to full text from 2000 to the present.

MLS: Marketing Library Services - A marketing information geared specifically towards librarians. Lists subscription information and contents of previous issues.

MSRRT Newsletter: Library Alternatives - Online publication from the Minnesota Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Issues from 1996 to 2000.

New Review of Information and Library Research - Annual print review designed for information professionals pertaining to the impact of contemporary information research on information and library services. Subscription information, submission guidelines and current tables of contents.

Portal: Libraries and the Academy - Research journal covering technology, publishing, and periodicals.

Progressive Librarian - Semi annual print journal of the Progressive Librarians Guild. A forum for critical perspectives in Librarianship, featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues. Information on Guild membership, submission guidelines, tables of contents and the cover of the current issue.

The Public-Access Computer Systems Review - Online journal about end-user computer systems in libraries from University of Houston Libraries. Full text available from 1990 to present. Includes author/ subject index and submission guidelines.

School Library Journal Online - Online version of the print publication. Features current news about school libraries and librarians. Includes job opportunities.

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals - Print based journal with 10 issues annually. Tables of contents and some full text available online along with subscription and submission information.

simile: Studies in media and information literacy education - A peer reviewed online journal from University of Toronto Press. Features scholarly articles pertaining to bibliographic instruction and information and media literacy.

Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals - Offers access to selected past articles, reviews of books and software for resource centers, as well as links to online resources.

Transactions on Information Systems - The official publication of the Association for Computing Machinery. Available online or in print. Includes links to an digital library and subscription information.

The Unabashed Librarian - A print newsletter featuring advice, reports from the field, and do-it-yourself projects. Current table of contents, submission guidelines and subscription information.

The Wired Librarian's Newsletter - Advice on the implementation of microcomputers in libraries. In publication since 1983.

World Libraries - An online international journal focusing on libraries and socio-economic development.