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025.56 ACRL/CNI Internet Education Project The main goal of this project is to provide an effective method for librarians to display and share instructional materials they have designed for teaching about the seeking and evaluation of information in a networked environment.

025.5 Australian Libraries Gateway: Guidelines for the Content of Library Websites Set of guidelines to assist libraries to develop web sites and select information for them. Compiled by the Australian Libraries Gateway team, based on feedback from users and experience gained from managing WWW sites.

025.52 Collaborative Digital Reference Service Project working towards the provision of a reference service based upon the digital collaboration of libraries worldwide. Traces the initiative’s history and pilot stages, and offers bibliographic information for related publications.

025.525 Current Cites Library and information science current awareness newsletter with summaries of articles on developments in electronic information provision and delivery in relation to libraries. Archives available online from 1990 onwards.

025.54 EDUCATE Project EU library project directed toward education and training in the use of information resources. The project aims to produce self-paced courses in the selection and use of information resources and tools.

025.5 Helping Dyslexic People in your Library Descriptions of products designed to help dyslexic people benefit from library services.

025.525 JISC Publications Includes policy documents, guidance and consultation documents, senior management briefing papers, and JISC News, the newsletter of the Joint Information Systems Committee.

025.524 KD Mine: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Resources Index A free electronic newsletter on data mining and knowledge discovery research and applications, together with a guide to commercial and public-domain tools for data mining and knowledge discovery, links to companies providing software, consulting, and other data mining services solutions, a directory of data-mining-based solutions to industry-specific problems, web sites, research projects, reference materials, journals and meetings relevant to data mining and knowledge discovery.

025.5 Libraries and the Regions Paper discussing the potential for UK libraries to lead the cultural sector in areas such as new technology, lifelong learning, and the provision of information services. Argues that libraries need to build a strong regional presence in order to take full advantage of these opportunities. Presented as a PDF file.

025.5 LiveRef: Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services Provides a listing of libraries which offer real-time reference services using Internet technologies. Each institution is categorised as academic, governmental, public, or special, with an indication of software employed.

020 Reference and User Services Quarterly Reference and User Services Quarterly is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. Its purpose is to disseminate information of interest to reference librarians, information specialists, and other professionals involved in user-oriented library services. An online companion to the print edition, this Web resource provides a preview of its contents, reprints of award-winning articles, indexes to past volumes and to SOURCES, and links to members-exclusive databases to SOURCES and the Exchange column.

025.58 Resources for Library Assessment: Tools for a New Era Article discussing methods of assessing the usage of electronic information resources within the library environment. Covers Web analysis software, demographics, and economic and library benchmarks. Also considers the Statistics and Measurement Program available from ARL, and provides links to a range of tools.

025.5 SatchLCall: Library of Congress Call Number System Tutorial Java-based tutorial designed to teach patrons and library staff how to find and shelve books according to the Library of Congress call number system.

025.5 Survey of User Information Needs and Search Methods Results This 1996 report lays out the findings of a Survey of Information Needs and Search Methods used by people involved in teaching, learning and research, in the broad areas of art, design, architecture and media.

025.52 Typology for Ready Reference Web Sites in Libraries Article examining the way in which libraries manage reference Web sites in terms of their depth, organisation and searching features. A typology based on these factors can shed light on the critical design decisions that influence a site’s success or failure, and can highlight some larger design issues, both for Web sites and for information management generally.

025.5 Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians General introduction to Web content creation for a library Web service, describing newer technologies and explaining concepts and terminology. Includes sections on multimedia, HTML authoring tools and metadata, and provides links to associated resources.

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