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Recommended Web Sites for Library Technology

 

​Acquisitions/Collection Development

​AcqWeb

"Gathering place for librarians and other professionals interested in acquisitions and collection development."

 
​​Library Associations
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
American Library Association (ALA)
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
California Library Association (CLA)
California School Library Association (CSLA)
Council on Library/Media Technicians (COLT)
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
Orange County Library Association (OCLA)
Public Library Association (PLA)
Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Library Associations: United States

From Internet Library for Librarians, this page "includes national, regional, and state professional associations and organizations in United States and the world for librarians".

 

Newsgroups/Listservs
A nice categorical breakdown of library-related listservs & newsgroups from Internet for Librarians. "This section includes links to and subscription instruction for e-mail lists and newsgroups. General resources contain sites with broad subject areas not limited to library and information science. Miscellaneous resources contain e-mail lists and newsgroups for librarianship limited to specific region or state and special library fields".
"LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. It is a group for practitioners helping practitioners, sharing ideas, solving problems, telling each other about new publications and up-coming conferences, asking for assistance or information, and linking schools through their library media centers." 

 

Book Repair & Conservation
Book Repair Manual
An illustrated manual of book repair. Includes information on parts of a book, and the materials needed for their repair.

 

Cataloging and Bibliographic Utilities
Excellent site!!
Classification Web

Cataloging

"Comprehensive cataloging and catalog management resources on the Internet" from Internet Library for Librarians.

Cataloguer's Reference Shelf

"CRS is based on 21 MARC manuals and other reference works published by The Library of Congress and frequently accessed by technical services staff. ​​

Cataloguer's Toolbox

Resources for teachers and students of the DDC, including an animated tour of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Library Automated Systems
Library of Congress Classification Outline

Library Online Public Access Catalogs:

From Internet Library for Librarians, here you will find access to Online Public Access Catalogs worldwide, Web-interfaced OPACs, and magazines and newspaper databases on the Internet. General resource section also contains the CONDOC guide to evaluation of library system vendors. Web-interfaced catalogs section includes resources discussing the bibliographic elements and display in the Web catalog.

MARC Standards

 

​Children's Literature/Reading & Censorship

​Children/Youth Services

"This section from Internet Library for Librarians includes educational, recreational, and software resources for K-12 age group users, parents, teachers, librarians, children books writers, etc., resources for particular types of information needs related to children education and child abuse, as well as e-mail lists and newsgroups for children/youth services librarians".

Children's Literature Web Guide

 Provides links to book awards, stories and authors on the web, teacher resources, research guides and information on publishers, literature and organizations. ​

Helping Your Child Use the Internet

Great Web Sites for Kids

 Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a network of over 3,700 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, and publishers committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children, their families, and others who work with children. ​

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page

 Wide ranging discussion of issues in children's literature with links to author and illustrator web sites. ​

Vandergrift's YA Literature Page
​Censorship
Banned Books Online
Freedom to Read Foundation

  

​Clip Art

 

Dictionaries (library-related terms)
Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
 
​Employment
A staffing services firm specialized in library and information personnel for special

Library Job Postings on the Internet

Library openings organized by job type or region. Covers U.S. as well as countries abroad.

Local Employment Opportunities

Intended as a job seeking tool for current students and graduates of Santa Ana College's Library Technology Program.

 

Internet Tutorials
Designed by the UC Berkeley Teaching Library, this is a good introduction to Internet searching.  
Designed by staff of the Ithaca College Library to serve as a self-guided tutorial, this is an excellent introduction to using the Internet. Be sure to explore their T is for Thinking an excellent tutorial on using critical thinking when evaluating Internet resources.  

Infopeople

Funded by a federal grant project administered by the California State Library, InFoPeople "provides a variety of technology-related training to those who work in California libraries." Be sure to explore their "Resources" categories.

Internet 101

Internet Topics

Categorically arranged and annotated Internet-related web sites recommended by the Librarian's Index to the Internet

Thinking Critically About World Wide Web Resources

 "Discusses points to consider when evaluating Web resources."

 

Libraries on the World Wide Web
 
 

Libraries on the Internet

​National and international library and museum sites from Internet Library for Librarians. "Listing of Web sites of each type of library is not all-inclusive. This section is for libraries' general Web sites or home pages", for Library Online Public Access Catalogs see below.
Library of Congress

Library Online Public Access Catalogs

Access to Online Public Access Catalogs worldwide, Web-interfaced OPACs, and magazines and newspaper databases on the Internet from Internet Library for Librarians. General resource section also contains the CONDOC guide to evaluation of library system vendors. Web-interfaced catalogs section includes resource discussing the bibliographic elements and display in the Web catalog. If you are looking for listing of and individual library Web sites, please go to the Libraries on the Internet (listed above).

LIBWEB: Library Servers via WWW​

​Access to over 6,000 national and international library web sites.

School-Libraries.Net

​Compiled by Peter Milbury this site provides access to "a collection of Web Pages created or maintained by school librarians. Some are for entire schools, while others are for individual school libraries. Some pages are personal, while others are for professional associations, or other curriculum related resources. Also included here are a few links to helpful Web development."​
​"A compendium of the electronic resources offered by educational institutions in Southern California. Includes schools, colleges, universities, libraries and museums."
Web Accessible National and Major Libraries

 

Professional Sites (General)

  

Periodicals (Library-Related)
Provides access to general and specific resources for library and information science journals on Internet.
A "compilation of electronic discussion lists, distribution lists and serials which are of interest to library professionals and staff."

 

Publishers/Vendors

Library Vendors

"Contains resources that provide information on names, addresses, phone and/or fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web pages of library vendors. Vendors are arranged by types and then in alphabetical order by company names. Publishers include those who publish and/or distribute publications in print or non-print form. Service vendors include those who provide services to facilitate library operations. Supplies vendors include those who offer library equipment and processing supplies such as furniture, copiers, typewriters, computers, labels, forms, etc. System vendors include those who develop software or integrated library system to manage one or more library operations." 
U.S. Government Printing Office

  

School Libraries & Curriculum
Accesses "web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature".
​Internet Library for Librarians
Compiled by Peter Milbury this site provides access to "a collection of Web Pages created or maintained by school librarians. Some are for entire schools, while others are for individual school libraries. Some pages are personal, while others are for professional associations, or other curriculum related resources. Also included here are a few links to helpful Web development".
Very useful site of California lesson plans and resources arranged by grade level and topic.  

 

Virtual Libraries
"Intended for the introduction and use of Internet resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It is being offered as a virtual library and reference tool containing highly useful Internet resources including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, listservs, online library card catalogs, articles and directories of researchers, among many other types of information".  
Excellent annotated site of reputable web sites. Categories are varied and numerous. A great tool for finding information about web sites in any field, including libraries of all types.