Official ALA homepage. Includes conference schedules, legislation, research, awards, membership information, and more.
From Egypt, this site claims to be a revival of the Ancient Library of Alexandria. Explore their "Rare Book Department," which contains scanned images of original manuscripts along with their transcripts.
Provides USMARC information such as format for bibliographic, authority, classification, holdings, and community information data. Also has the USMARC code list for countries, geographic areas, languages, relators, sources, and description conventions. Includes reference links to things like the Map Cataloging Manual, LC Classification Outline, CONSER Cataloging Manual, Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books, and more.
From OCLC, history, benefits, features, and recent enhancements to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
A membership organization of more than 2,000 local Library Friends groups, FOLUSA's mission is to "motivate and support local Friends groups across the country in their efforts to preserve and strengthen libraries."
LibDex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACS, friends of the library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links. Peter Scott, editor and compiler of LibDex is also know as the editor of such resources as Hytelnet.
Find and purchase rare, collectible and quality books that have been donated to public libraries. The money you spend goes directly to the library that sells the book. Also acts as a point where volunteer library groups can share tips on how to sell books, learn the finer points of antiquarian books, and communicate with other groups.
Free from EBSCO Host, this 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.
From the Friends & Foundations of California libraries, this site offers a calendar of promotional ideas, a Valentine fundraiser, free bookmarks, things to do with kids, and much more.
Includes LOCIS, the Library of Congress Information System, via telnet; MARVEL, the Library's Gopher; the POW/MIA database, digitized historical collections, exhibits, events, and much more.
Updated weekly, this experimental catalog is still under development. Presently contains over 4.5 million books, 160,000 maps, 2,500 online books, 76,000 photographs, manuscripts, and movies available online, and other digitized materials not available online. Search by keyword, author, title, subject, publication date, language, publisher, ISBN, or LC Class.
Letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification.
Includes both an "index" and "search this site" option. Major categories allow users to access information about: the Library, the collections, services for public and other libraries, services for K-12 teachers, services for state agencies and state and local government, the Digital Library Program and services for the public. Check out the new Beta Site.
This site focuses on legal issues of interest to libraries, such as copyright, privacy, disability law, Government Document Depository Program, meeting rooms and hate speech, latchkey children and behavioral problems.
Includes educational links, an online job fair, library journal links, and more.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere - even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. Catalog up to 200 of your own books for free.
Online Computer Library Center, Inc., homepage.
From the research division of OCLC, an experimental library catalog based on a proposed conceptual model for information organization, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).
From the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), this site contains links to information about standards, lighting, interiors, automation, barrier-free design, security, planning, programming, architects and more.
Designed to help library professionals develop a program of self-guided professional development.
A weblog maintained by librarians, specifically targeted at technology in libraries.
Published by the Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, in collaboration with The Follett Software Company. Includes sample MARC records.
VIVA is a consortium of the libraries of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities at 51 campuses within the Commonwealth of Virginia. This site has links to most of the college and university libraries within the state.
Includes publications, membership information, and a job line with listings of library positions throughout Virginia.
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