Announcements

Biggest Online Children's Library to Debut Tomorrow

the Institute of Museum and Library Services Says they have a five-year, $4.4 million plan to build a digital library freely available for children worldwide. The library will consist of 10,000 children's books drawn from 100 cultures. The International Children's Digital Library, developed by the Internet Archive and the University of Maryland, is part of a larger research project to develop new technology to serve young readers.

Library of Congress Opens High Density Storage Facility

Charles Davis writes \"The new facility will be dedicated a week from Monday. This is the first major new
building (Storage Module 1 or SM1) LC has built in over 20 years and will house nearly 1.5 million items.
see
The Media Advisory
and
fact sheet for more information.
\"

New DMOZ category seeks links for Research Organizations

Anjlee writes \"A new category on DMOZ (the Open Directory Project) is looking for link suggestions. Please visit Library and Information Science: Research Organizations and submit any links that you feel are worth including. \"

The Library and Information Science is a great place to dig up some new sites.

Appeal of the Vernadsky National Library

klaus graf writes \"
On October 22, 2002 the disaster caused by the disorder in the heating
net had happened to Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. More
than 200 000 documents were damaged by a flow of water and vapor,
the heating system is out of order.
Urgent needs: -- Read More

Digital library of Chinese Buddhist texts debuts

A collaboration between the National Library of China and the British Library has resulted in the Digital Dunhuang Website:

The Dunhuang Library Cave in northwest China was accidentally found by a Taoist priest when he was clearing sand from the No. 16 grotto on June 22, 1900. The cave, sealed for 850 years, holds more than 50,000 relics dating from the 4th to 11th centuries.

However, these documents became scattered around the world. The NLC has collected over 16,000 pieces and the BL more than 13,000.

Ren Jiyu, director of the National Library of China, said the situation had been \"very inconvenient for Dunhuang research.\"

\"To make Dunhuang documents accessible to scholars and let manymore people know about Dunhuang as well as share these treasured resources . . the NLC and BL signed an agreement to collaborate on the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) to present images of Dunhuangdocuments and information on scholars and their researches on the website,\" he said.

Complete article from the \"People\'s Daily\". More from the British Library.

New Library & Info Science Discussion Site

Allen writes "If you build it, they will .... come? Allen Williams, MLIS is waiting to find out the answer to this question. He recently launched a series of discussion forums focused on the library and information science communities. His intent is to create an online community of LIS professionals for general discussion, sharing ideas, support, and networking -- 'the human side of information'.

At the moment, people seem to be a bit skiddish about posting and the forums are nearly empty -- why not help out a fellow colleague and register today at:

betweenthestacks.com/forum/phpBB2 "

London Public Library Honored with Best Practices

Glenna Marr writes \"The London (Ontario) Public Library was honored with Industry Canada\'s LibraryNet Best Practices Award for its new Media Literacy Centre. The award was given for the library\'s work with CHUM Television to establish North America\'s first library-based Media Literacy Centre in the new Central Library, opened last August. The Centre provides access to print, electronic and audiovisual materials aimed at helping users to develop an informed and critical understanding of the media\'s role in society.\"

Check Out Digital Library of Information Science and Technology

Paul writes \"
The School of Information Resources and Library Science and the Arizona
Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona have launched DLIST,
the Digital Library of Information Science and Technology. DLIST is
available at dlist.sir.arizona.eduThe objective of DLIST is to serve as a repository of electronic resources
in the domains of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information
Technology (IT). -- Read More

21 Century Librarian Award

It's the third annual competition
for the 21st-Century Librarian Award. This award recognizes librarians
who have been leaders in the evolution of the profession in the new
information environment. The award is a project of the Master of Library
Science (MLS) students at Syracuse University's School of Information
Studies. -- Read More

Check Out ASL Access

Christine (Chris) Wixtrom writes:

\"ASL Access is a fully volunteer, non-profit organization with a mission for placement of American Sign Language (ASL) video resources in public libraries.... Please visit our web site and consider providing information on your site about our services to libraries.\" -- Read More

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