The list of links on this page in the Internet Portals sections have been primarily
compiled from URLs listed in the text of the articles listed in my Critical
Bibliography - Library Internet Portals section. Some changes have been
made to URLs where dead links were encountered in my checking of website locations
referred to in the source articles.
Dewey Decimal system is used here to organize the index of websites. Access
to topics is by Dewey classification or by keyword. The second article by Falk
(see link above) discusses the research guides and bibliographies for parents
on topics of potential interest available at this website, and the FAQ section.
Public Library see also article by Falk (1999a)
The above link is to the music page, which includes a display of an old music
score, text, photo of the score cover, and capacity to download & play an
audio version of the music.
Links to displays headstone inscriptions for five local cemetaries. Lots of links to local webpages and genealogy sites.
New Orleans (Louisiana) Public Library
see also article by Falk (1999b)
Extensive resources provided include a description of the library's genealogy
books and local newspaper clippings, online local death and marriage indexes,
searchable census records, and a web page on African-American genealogy sources.
Has about 50 links to other genealogy websites.
Users can add or delete entire categories of resources using a "Category Manager"
from personal pages, and can create their own categories and enter URLs of their
choice. UW is willing to share their code.
New users are led through a configuration process, where they select items to
display in certain categories; articles, monographs, web sites, research databases,
and personal web links. Once the page is set up, categories can still be easily
changed. There is no easy way to "test-drive" this system.
Well documented, offers a highly configurable entry point to library services
and collections, and even allows user control of banners and background colours.
Able to login as guest user. Willing to share their code.
LibraryHQ.com see also article by
Includes searchable database of 6,000 web-based resources, library news, classifieds
section, new books information with reviews, message forum, and humour section.
LibrarySpot see also article by
A smaller portal with links to libraries and sites of interest to librarians,
a basic reference section with a focus on precision rather than recall, and
an electronic texts section (Reading Room).
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
"The professional organisation for the Australian library and information
services sector. It seeks to empower the profession in the development, promotion
and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through
leadership, advocacy and mutual support." A well laid out site with plenty
of information on ALIA, library news, and library and library organization
Council of Australian University Librarians "Improving access by the staff and students of Australian universities to the scholarly information resources that are fundamental to the advancement of teaching, learning and research." Includes plenty of resources, links, and news on Australian University libraries.