- AACR2 is a online source for ordering AACR2 and allied products.
- ACM Computing Classification Systems was first published in 1964 and the latest edition available is of 1998. Full text of the scheme is available online. Copies of it can be made for use in libraries. This will be good for libraries attached to Hardware/Software companies.
- The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules and their Future by Ralph W. Manning Article
- Broad System of Ordering [BSO] is a general, faceted classification scheme for information exchange and switching. Full schedules are available in ASCII text format.
- Can you do the Dewey is an interesting site, one can test their knowledge about DDC.
- Catloger's Reference Shelf is based on 21 MARC manuals and other reference works published by The Library of Congress. Provides information related MARC formats, MARC code lists,
Cutter's tables and other reference manuals. This has been developed by The Library Corporation, USA.
- Dewey Decimal Classification System provides information about DDC, tutorial, FAQs, Biograpphy of Melvil Dewey, etc.
- Do We Really know Dewey aims to teach school children about the Dewey Decimal Classification system through an illustrated series of stories.
- International Standard Book Number [ISBN] is an official website for international ISBN. Raja Ram Mohan Roy national agency for ISBN under Ministry of HRD, Govt of India is a nodal agency for
registration of ISBN number for books published from India.
- International Standard Serial Number [ISSN] is an official website for ISSN. NISCAIR [Formerly INSDOC] acts as a network center for registration of ISSN numbers for journals published from India.
- LC Cutters Tables gives details of Cutter's tables.
- Let's Do Dewey provides brief explanation about Dewey Classification. Very good for beginners and students.
- Library of Congress Classification Outline lists outline of LC Classification. Details about main and subclasses are available.
- MARC Standards provides in-depth information about MARC standards.
- MARC21 Tutorial rovides a means to study and practice bibliographic standards in descriptive and subject cataloging for machine-readable formats incorporating MARC 21
- National Library of Medicine Classification is a complete searchable classification schedule of NLM, USA.
- Prolegomena to Library Classification: Excerpts
gives information about some definitions and principles taken from S.R. Ranganathan's Prolegomena to Library Classification (2e) (1957).
- Universal Decimal Classification provides information about UDC, its outline, users, consortium members, etc.
Consortia or Consortium is now being overheard everywhere. It is more because of electronic or digital form of information. In the West, Consortia is a thing of the past, where there were models for print journal subscriptions, co-operative resource sharing, etc. But in this electronic age it has gained momentum even in the developing countries. Please go through the following links to know more about consortia.
- Consortia and the big deals: A new way of doing business or the end of the technical library? [Article in .pdf]
- Consortia Building and Electronic Licensing as Vehicles for Re-Engineering Academic Library Services: The Case of the Technical Knowledge Center and Library of Denmark (DTV) [Article]
- Consortia licensing: Implications for digital
collection development [Article]
- Consortia vs Reform: Creating Congruence
- ICOLC Statement on Electronic information
- Issues facing academic Library consortia and perceptions of members of the Illinois Digital Academic Library [Article in .pdf]
- Licensing and public libraries [Article]
- Licensingmodels provides suite of standard licenses designed for
the acquisition of electronic journals and other electronic resources. They contain the words needed to express most of the variables publishers and librarians – and the subscription agents who are experienced in handling the supply of journals - will meet in negotiating licenses.
- Licensing principles prepared by IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM)
- CSIR Consortia
is a consortium for CSIR Laboratories for Accessing e-journals.
- CSIR-DST Consortia
through which, all the libraries of DST are provided online access to additional journals of various publishers, in addition to the regular subscribed journals of each library.
- Indian Digital Library of Engineering Science and Technology [INDEST] Consortium: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as per the recommendations of expert group headed by Prof Balakrishnan of IISc has set-up "Consortia-based Subscription to Electronic Resources for Technical Education System in India". This consortia is available in three models. Presently all the IIT's, IISc, NITIE, most of the Regional Engineering
colleges and Indian Institute of Management's are its members. The consortium being an open-ended proposition, welcomes institutions to join it on their own for sharing maximum benefits it offers in terms of lower subscription rates and better terms of agreement with the publishers. All electronic resources being subscribed shall be available from the publisher's Website. The membership of the consortium is open to any Private or Government-funded Engineering / Technological / Educational institutions / Universities for one or more electronic resources. The consortium will charge nominal annual fee for its services.
- Inflibnet: Consortium of e-journals among university libraries: Inflibnet under UGC Infonet is planning to have consortium of e-journals subscriptions among the university libraries. It is being planned to provide this service through higher bandwidth of internet connection, which will be given
to University libraries in a phased manner.
- British Columbia Electronic Library Network [BCELN] is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and its post-secondary libraries. ELN's purpose is to develop, promote and maintain system-wide mechanisms that allow post-secondary libraries to meet the expanding information needs of the province's learners and educators, at the lowest possible cost.
- Center for Research Libraries [CRL] is an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere. CRL is governed by the major research libraries of North America and is funded by fees, grants and contributions.
- Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in
Illinois provides high quality collection of full text and image digitized resources that supports instruction, study, and research by students, faculty and staff in all eligible Illinois higher education institutions.
- International Coalition of Library Consortia [ICOLC] is an informal, self-organized group comprising (as of September 2000) nearly 150 library consortia from around the world. The Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating discussion among consortia on issues of common interest. It conducts regular meetings to keep members informed about new electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors and governing boards of consortia.
- Library Consortia in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho provides an overview of selected library consortia active in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, with an emphasis on those that include academic libraries.
- South Asia Library Consortia: Members of the Committee on Insitutional Cooperation [CIC] with major South Asia collections joined together in 1993 for a program of cooperative activity that will improve collections on South Asia in the Midwest and access to them. This ensured the development of Digital South Asia library. The library includes good number of Indian and other South Asian countries publications.
- Washington Research Library Consortia is a regional resource-sharing organization
established by several universities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to expand and enhance the information resources available to their students and faculty.
Electronic/Digital environment in the libraries has brought lot of significance to copyright related matters. Following links provide information related to copyright and fair use in the print and electronic environment.
- Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM): The IFLA position on the Geneva Declaration on the Future of WIPO provides details about IFLA position on Geneva declaration on the future of WIPO
- Copyright and Fair use provides links to selected material on copyright and fair use viz overview, statutes, cases, resources on the internet, etc.
- Copyright and Global Libraries: Going with the flow of technology. an article by Roberto Zamparelli
- Copyright and Intellectual Property provides analysis of various court decisions related to copyright and IPR.
- Copyright and Intellectual Property provides access to different copyright acts [USA], proceedings of fair use conference, legal decisions, etc. Gives information related to international scenerio of copyright and IP and its implications. Links to different intellectual property related
websites has also been given.
- Copyrightlaws.com is an informative web site devoted to Canadian, U.S. and international copyright law, digital licensing, e-commerce, digital property and Web related legal issues.
- Copyright and University Libraries brief analysis of copyright and fair use has been on the site along with links to US Copyright and Digital Millenium Act.
- Copyright Information for Educators guide of Copyright developed by Universitey of Washington library gives extensive links to US copyright acts, copyright in academia, basic issues, obtaining permissions, etc.
- Copyright, Intellectual Property and Licensing Issues this Berkeley Digital Library SunSite provides links to various sites related to copyright and fair use in electronic era.
- Copyright Issues relevant to the creation of digital archives: A report discusses copyright issues that librarians must address as they are asked to make decisions about what may be made available to their patrons in digital form, and and their implications.
- Copyright Law in the Electronic Environment
a crash course material, discusses various issues related to copyright and fair use in the electronic environment.
- Copyright Law, Libraries and Universities: Working paper discussess various issues related to copyright and explains what it is meant for libraries.
- Digitalconsumer.org provides information and FAQ's on protecting fair-use
rights in the digital world.
- IFLA Position on Copyright in the Digital Environment explains about IFLA's views about copyright in the digital environment.
- Library Copyright web site is a new way for librarians to learn about
copyright and to get help when they have copyright troubles. The purpose of this site is to encourage librarians to discuss copyright concerns, and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists. It has been developed by ALA's Copyright Advisory Network.
- Primer is an introduction to issues concerning copyright
ownership and use of information. The interactive tutorial overviews the underlying principles behind copyright in the United States, outlines the requirements for copyright protection as well as discusses the parameters of use and access of copyrighted material. Primer is intended to introduce both creators and users of information to the nuts and
bolts of copyright law.
- Sherpa project gives information about publisher copyright policies
& self-archiving. Helps to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
- Teachtoolkit is an online resource for understanding copyright and distance education under TEACH Act, USA
- United Kingdom Copyright Office gives information about UK copyrigh act, benefits, history, etc.
- United States Copyright Office provides all information related to all aspects of United States copyright, registration of works, law and policy, etc.
Following Internet sources provide information about LIS legends, their contributions, works on them, Classification and Cataloguing Codes and Manuals of CDS/ISIS group of softwares. Please follow the links for more information.
- Eugene Garfield is a home page of Dr Eugene Garfield. Provides information related to his works, posts held, etc.
- Eugene Garfield: Essays of an Information Scientist gives information about few works of Dr Eugene Garfield.
- Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal Classification System provides information about Melvil Dewey and DDC. Also gives links to many more sites related to him and his works.
- Ranganathan for IAs explains about Dr Ranagathan's thought for information architects.
- Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan gives brief biography and provides links to articles written on him and his works.
- Ranganathan's Monologue on Melvil Dewey is an audio speech of Dr S.R. Ranganathan given in 1964 on Melvil Dewey.
- Tribute S.R. Ranganathan Part-I is an essay written by Dr Eugene Garfield.[pdf]
- Tribute S.R. Ranganathan Part-II is an essay written by Dr Eugene Garfield.[pdf]
- Was Ranganathan Yahoo!? is an end user article written by Aimee Glassel, Internet Scout Project's lead Internet Cataloger, expressing her views on the relationship between the work of S.R. Ranganathan, the famed Indian classificationist and librarian, and that of Yahoo!
(http://www.yahoo.com) the online subject directory of Internet resources.