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Professional organisations


IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations

The leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.


Wikipedia list of library associations

A non-exhaustive list of library associations throughout the world, with Wikipedia articles and direct web links.


CILIP: Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

The UK’s professional librarian’s association, provides policy, advice, publications, qualifications, training and careers services. Some services available for members only.



Aslib is renowned as the world's leading corporate information management organisation. Its members are private and public sector companies, organisations and government departments throughout the world vitally concerned with managing information resources successfully and efficiently.  ASLIB provides publishing, training and recruitment services, though membership is not required to attend training course.



Subject gateways


BUBL library and information sciences

Selected internet resources covering all areas of library and information science.


Intute: library, museum, archive

Intute is maintained within UK universities to provide links to evaluated network resources.


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Web 2.0 and e-Libraries resources


UKOLN Cultural Heritage – use of digital resources

Information on a range of topics relating to the use of digital resources and technology.


100 free Library 2.0 webinars and tutorials

The Internet is full of helpful webinars, presentations, and tutorials designed to help you take your library to the next level, some of the most useful are highlighted here. Coverage includes basic principals, social networking, data, learning, use by library staff, and information on specific tools.


JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee

JISC manages research and innovation programmes in the use of ICT in teaching, learning and research to build knowledge; develop services, infrastructure or applications; and provide guidance and leadership. JISC funds initiatives and services to provide expertise, independent advice, guidance and resources to the UK FE and HE education sectors to promote the effective and innovative use of ICT



News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution


UKeiG: UK eInformation Group

UKeiG, formerly UKOLUG, is a respected and well-established forum for all information professionals, users and developers of electronic information resources. It promotes and advances the effective exploitation and management of electronic information and offers a wide range of resources including seminars and workshops





WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation

WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest


CLA: Copyright Licensing Agency (UK)

CLA is owned by authors and publishers and protects the value of their creativity by enabling them to get a fair reward when their works are copied. CLA licenses organisations to copy articles and extracts from books, journals, magazines and digital publications


IFRRO: International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations

IFRRO is an independent organisation established on the basis of the fundamental international copyright principles. Its purpose is to facilitate, on an international basis, the collective management of reproduction and other rights relevant to copyrighted works through the co-operation of national Reproduction Rights Organisations. A list of member organisations worldwide is available.


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Knowledge management


KM World

Online version of the American magazine offering news in the field of knowledge management.


Knowledge Management Resource Center

This site provides a comprehensive collection of KM resources, each reviewed and described. 





Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Access to over 1,500 quality controlled scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web.  The service will continue to grow as new journals are identified.



A large archive containing free, science based, full-text journals.






An American site giving access to thousands of free electronic books, poems, articles, short stories and plays.  It also includes study guides, dictionaries, biographies, religious texts and popular non-fiction.


UC Press e-book Collection 1982 - 2004

More than 300 free electronic editions published by eScholarship Editions, mainly in the humanities, religion, history, literature, arts and social sciences.


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Libdex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links. The directory does not include links to terminal-based OPACs.


The European Library

The European Library is a free service that offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 20 languages. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.). Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe.


COPAC Academic and national library catalogue (UK)

The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of a wide range of major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland as well as specialist collections and includes the British Library.



Internet Public Library

The first public library of and for the Internet community based in the School of Information and Library Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.


LIBWEB: Library Servers via WWW

Links to national, state, academic and public library homepages in America. The site also includes links to selected academic and public libraries worldwide. Search by keyword or browse by country/continent.


National Library Catalogues Worldwide

A global collection of links to national library web sites and online catalogues.



References to over 1 billion items in 10 000 libraries worldwide.


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