Friday, 13 July 2012

List of National and State libraries in the World.

A national library is specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the pre-eminent repository of information for that country. Unlike public libraries, they rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or significant works; such as the Gutenberg Bible. National libraries are usually notable for their size, compared to that of other libraries in the same country. Some national libraries may be thematic or specialized in some specific domains, beside or in replacement of the 'main' national library.
Some national entities which are not independent but who wish to preserve their particular culture, have established a national library with all the attributes of such institutions, such as legal deposit.
Many national libraries cooperate within the National Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to discuss their common tasks, define and promote common standards and carry out projects helping them to fulfil their duties. National libraries of Europe participate in The European Library. This is a service of The Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JOLIS) is the peer-reviewed international quarterly journal for librarians, information scientists, specialists, managers and educators interested in keeping up to date with the most recent issues and developments in the field.

Impact Factor: 0.636
Ranked: 45 out of 77 in Information Science & Library Science
Source: 2010 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2011)
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Friday, 8 June 2012


An Index of 50 Years' Work in Pakistan
Rais Ahmed Samdani
Khalid Mahmood
Published by
Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group

Friday, 18 May 2012

Pakistan Journal of Library & Information Science

The Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore publishes Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science (PJLIS) as an online open access journal. The PJLIS is a double-blind refereed scholarly journal committed to publish original and scholarly critiques, theoretical, conceptual and research articles that contribute to the understanding of issues and problems in all areas of librarianship and information science at local, national and international level.  
Ideas and views expressed in papers published in the PJLIS is the sole responsibility of authors. It does not necessarily reflect opinion/policy of the Department or Editorial Advisory Board.
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Friday, 11 May 2012

National Library of Pakistan

National Library of Pakistan is a legal depository for all published literary heritage of Pakistan . It serves as top most knowledge resource centre of the nation as well as fountain head of Library developments in the country. The library strives to develop significant collection of human knowledge, comprehensive collection of national literary heritsage and deliver excellent Library services for promotion of knowledge based society in Pakistan . The Library is responsible for National bibliographic control and preserves the literary heritage of the country for the use of present as well as future generations. A vast collection of publications about Pakistan, its culture, people and books authored by Pakistanis living abroad forms a major portion of National Library of Pakistan's main collection. A significant part of collection consists on manuscripts and rare books. National Library of Pakistan is an active member of many library communities in the world such as PLA, IFLA, CDNL and CDNLAO.

National Library of Pakistan serves as depository of some international organizations like Asian development bank, International labor organization, and US department of Publications etc. The Library is National ISBN Agency for Pakistani Publications.
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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

 Library and information science (LIS) (sometimes in plural: library and information sciences)[1][2] is a merging of the two fields library science and information science. The phrase "library and information science" is associated with schools of library and information science (abbreviated to "SLIS"), which generally developed from professional training programs (not academic disciplines) to university institutions during the second half of the twentieth century. In the last part of 1960s|schools of librarianship began to add the term "information science" to their names. The first school to do this was at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964.[3] More schools followed during the 1970s and 1980s and during the 1990s almost all library schools in the USA had added information science to their names. The trend was more for the adoption of information technology rather than the concept of a science. In other words, schools were using Information Technologies as a given practice, rather than using concepts of a science