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020 Chinese Librarianship Electronic journal with news and articles about Chinese librarianship.

027.4 Dublin City Public Libraries Information and Cultural Heritage Services Official information from the body responsible for public libraries in Dublin. Includes branch information, and details of services offered to customers. Also includes details of Dublin Public Library publications, and details of participation in European and International cooperative projects.

027.4 Internet Archive The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it offers free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

027.4 Internet Public Library The IPL is a public library of and for the Internet community. It aims to teach about the issues involved in the translation of the library perspective into a networked environment, and to provide services and information which enhance the value of the Internet to its users.

021.6 Library and Information Commission Public Library Internet Survey December 1995 report into public library use of the Internet prepared by UKOLN at the request of the Library and Information Commission.

027.4 LIC: Building the New Library Network A report to Government with proposals for the successful implementation of the People’s Network scheme. Chapters include recommendations on eligibility criteria, priorities for funding, administering awards, delivering content to users, the funding model, advanced training, the school library service, network options, funding and financial assessment, and implementation aspects. Also includes reviews of current activity in the public library, archive, museum and gallery, and higher education sectors, intellectual property issues, training needs analysis, network service and design specification, usage proposals and ICT cost assumptions. All chapters are available in HTML or PDF format.

027.1 London Library Subscription library, founded in 1841, which serves the needs of scholars by lending books for use at home. Contains about a million books in all European languages and a subject range across the humanities, with particular emphasis on literature, history, and related subjects. Offers information on library history, news, membership, and services.

027.4 Net Notions for Librarians: Bright Ideas and Resources for Public Libraries Net Notions aims to describe ways in which public libraries can use the Internet to serve its users. The focus is on the UK but is illustrated with real examples from around the world.

027.4 New Library: The People’s Network A report commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport which discusses the challenge created by information and communication technologies for public libraries. It argues for the transformation of libraries and what they do and also makes the case for re-equipping them and re-skilling their staff so that they can continue to fulfil their widely valued role as intermediary, guide, interpreter, and referral point.

027.4 New York Public Library The NYPL is one of the largest public libraries in the world. Site includes information on the library, its branches and services.

027.4 Open Learning and the Internet in Public Libraries Report on the findings of a project to demonstrate how open learning materials available on the Internet could be integrated with the provision of local open learning resources to provide an enhanced learning environment in the public library.

027.4 PLUS: Public Libraries Using Spanish Collection of language materials for use in public libraries frequented by Spanish speakers. Includes Spanish versions of patron services such as library card application forms and policy statements, media resources such as newspaper articles about library services, and a guide to Dewey Decimal Classification.

027.4 Public Library Locator A tool which can be used to uncover data about public libraries throughout the US. On entering address details, information about organisational characteristics, paid full time staff, operating income and expenditures, size of library collection, and library services is returned.

027.4 Public Library Networking Focus The aims of the Focus were to contribute to strategic, policy-making, awareness raising and development activities in the area of public library networking and lifelong learning.

027.4 Revision of IFLA’s Guidelines for Public Libraries Pre-print circulated for comment prior to the official publication of IFLA’s guidelines scheduled for the end of the year 2000. Presented as six chapters, issues addressed include the role and purpose of the public library, the legal and financial framework, meeting user needs, collection development, human resources, and management and marketing.

027.4 Select Committee on Culture Media and Sport: Public Libraries Report and proceedings of the committees investigation of the public library system in the UK. Addresses topics such as monitoring and maintaining library standards, the role of public libraries, access to public libraries, IT provision, and funding issues.

027 UK Public Libraries Regularly maintained index of public libraries on the web. Good examples of sites are highlighted.

027.4 Vancouver Public Library Offers information about collections, services and borrowing, and library events. Also provides access to the Library’s catalogue, strategic plan, mission, budget, and annual report.

027.4 Will Libraries Survive? Article considering the historical use of public libraries in the US, and whether the increasing availability of networked computers will diminish the public library’s traditional role still further. It asserts that the book will remain the primary form for reading works which are at the center of cultural life and which make up the core of public library collections.

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