originally posted at blaugh.com (sharing policy)
Before you look at a web page, remember that on the Internet nobody knows you're a dog. Anyone can write anything on the Internet and it doesn't have to be true. There are a couple of tools for assessing the quality of websites, one of which is the CRAAP test: a list of criteria that you can use to assess the credibility of a source. If you're doing research on the Internet, consider the following:
Currency: when was the information posted, has it been revised or updated, does it reflect current knowledge, do the links work?
Relevance: who is the page aimed at, is the information at an appropriate level, how does it compare to other sources on the same topic, would you be happy to use this a source if you were writing an assignment/dissertation?
Authority: who wrote the page, do they have any qualifications & and are they relevant to the topic, is there contact information, what is the top level domain e.g .com (companies) .gov (government), .org (non-profit organisation), .edu/.ac (educational )?
Accuracy, what the source of the information, is it evidence-based, what kind of language is used, what is the tone of the page, is it free from grammatical or spelling errors, can you verify any of the information independently?
Purpose: why does the page exist, is the author trying to inform, persuade, entertain or sell you something, are the intentions clear, is it objective, Are there political, cultural or other biases?
Some good LIS related websites. If you find any broken links, or want to suggest a site for inclusion please contact the library. Last revised 14/092018
A communal blog with a broad and open-minded take on the subject of library and information management.
A group formed and run by postgraduate students studying library and information studies.
Aimed at helping newly qualfied library professionals make the transition from library school to work
The professional body representing libraries and librarianship in Ireland.
News and information about libraries in Ireland
Irish consortium of national and university libraries
Source of information on Archives and Records Management in Ireland since 2002
Promoting informed debate on copyright
Magazine of the LAI;
Details about services, collections, catalogues and databases, the digital library, and a list of current events
the website of Internet consultant Phil Bradley, containing information on search engines, searching the Internet, keeping up to date on Internet events, free articles on Internet searching and Web page and website design
Blog of Bobbi L. Newman, geek librarian
Putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999/p>
Librarianship, technology, web services, and current trends
social web, emerging trends, and libraries
Advice to those who are new (or even not so new) to librarianship from someone who has been doing this work for a while now
Keeping track of interesting and cool ideas that might be used by [academic] libraries for benefit of users
Not for hack librarians, but, by for and about LIS students. How would you hack library school?
Blog to support library staff who wish to write for publication
Enabling the library community to share new resources for getting our jobs done
provides access to library websites in over 140 countries,
Web resources helpful for librarians doing research
Advice on choosing a research technique
A comparison of quantitative and qualitative research methods
Peer-reviewed biannual journal offering articles that demonstrate the connection between library practice and library philosophy and theory.
Information Research, is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines
for identifying content objects in the digital environment
Influential 1945 article published in Atlantic Monthly which urged that scientists should attempt to make more accessible their 'bewildering store of knowledge',
Online version of the print publication with regular features including WebWatch and PrePub Alert, and a collection development column.
Online open access LIS research journal
Library and information science current awareness newsletter with summaries of articles on developments in electronic information provision and delivery in relation to libraries
News and information on developments in information science and technology, including policy and publishing opinions.
The site supports practitioners by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available toolkits
Slideshare presentation on HEA-funded online information literacy tutorial
A community for librarians, faculty, instructional designers and technologists, and other academic support personnel working collaboratively to integrate the library into the teaching and learning process
Shelia Webber's information literacy weblog
these resources will help you advocate for, develop, and apply information literacy programming, to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community.
A collection of standards, print and web resources, and a bibliography of library press articles on Information Literacy
A regulary updated listed of IL resources
free ebook (epub) listing worldwide IL resources
6 suggestions about how to offer students the concepts and skills that will set them on the road to information literacy.
range of resources for those engaging in cataloguing or digitisation activities
Provides guidelines for the content, organisation, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of parts of, and entire, documents
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG2 is the Working Group that develops international standards for metadata and related technologies
developing interoperable metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business model
An experimental classification web service enter some data and get a Dewey number. YMMV
defining and advancing the evolving discipline of information architecture (until the year 2001)
describes the work being done at W3C within the XML Activity, and how it is structured
Supporting individuals and organisations specialising in the design and construction of shared information environments
An attempt to bring all of the rule interpretations for AACR2 available on the web into a single place
The RDA Steering Committee (RSC) is responsible for maintaining RDA: Resource Description and Access.
Very useful cataloguing resource
MARC formats are standards for the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form.
what information architecture really is
Everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal Classification system (that's probably not much) but were afraid to ask ...
An overview of the Z39.50 standard explaining what it is and how it works
The homepage of the book with links and recommended reading
A directory of free/open source software for use in Libraries
Information on the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries
The website of web design guru Jakob Nielsen
nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing the rate of rise of library costs
free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library
Society of College, National and University Libraries - UK and Ireland
Website of the American Library Association
the UK's leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers
the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users
a UK national forum for matters relating to information and library education and research
The main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
the national library of the United Kingdom