Thursday, August 14, 2008

Information Literacy logo launched

The Information Literacy logo is announced at the UNESCO session of the IFLA World Library and Information conference. See the logo here. You can also download the logo in various formats, and with or without the word "information literacy" (in several languages, with more to be added) from

This logo is designed by a young Cuban designer Edgar Luy Perez, based in Havana. The contest was supported by UNESCO and IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and masterminded by Jesus Lau.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Congrats to IFLA/OCLC Fellows - Class of 2009

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the American Theological Library Association, today named librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2009.

Congrats to the 2009 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows:

Mr. John Kiyaga, Library Assistant, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda

Miss Ani Minasyan, Circulation/Reference Librarian, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Mr. Caleb Ouma, Librarian, Nation Media Group, Nairobi, Kenya

Miss Saima Qutab, Librarian, Directorate General Mines & Minerals, Lahore, Pakistan

Mr. Raymond Sikanyika, Senior Library Assistant, Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia

Ms. Vesna Vuksan, Head, Library Development, Belgrade City Library, Belgrade, Serbia

More from the announcement

Read about IFLA-OCLC Fellowship 2010

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008

IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008
will be held at Freiburg, Germany
during 13 - 15 October 2008.
This conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments. Find out more from
IADIS – International Association for Development of the Information Society is a non-profit association. Read more at

Monday, July 28, 2008

CUIL ; a cOOl challenge to gOOgle ?

Ex-Google employees unveil a new search engine today out to challenge their former employer: Cuil, pronounced "cool," launches with 120 billion web pages in its index.

Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system. She believes her latest invention is even more valuable - only this time it's not for sale.
Content analysis: Rather than trying to mimic Google's method of ranking the quantity and quality of links to Web sites, Patterson says Cuil's technology drills into the actual content of a page. And Cuil's results will be presented in a more magazine-like format instead of just a vertical stack of Web links. Cuil's results are displayed with more photos spread horizontally across the page and include sidebars that can be clicked on to learn more about topics related to the original search request. Read Full News at

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Library Associations in South Asian Countries


Pakistan Library Association (PLA)

Pakistan Library Association (Punjab Branch)

Pakistan Library Association (Sindh Branch)

Pakistan Library Automation Group


Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)

Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA)

University Librarians Association (ULA)


Nepal Library Association (NLA)

Friday, June 20, 2008

International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era - Chennai (India)

International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era will be held in Chennai (India) during 22-24, January 2009.

Conference Website is available at

Few Selected Conferences in Information Sciences and Technology

International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology
Paris, October 27-31, 2008

International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services SWWS-08
Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, 2008

International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government IEEE-08
Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, 2008

International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering IKE-08
Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, 2008

A Bibliography on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, conference papers, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Call For Elsevier Grants

The program provides grants to libraries in the developing countries and their supporting organizations for projects that enhance libraries’ capacity in the fields of science, technology and medicine -- through library training and education; library infrastructure, technology or information services; and digitization and preservation of information.

Call for 2008 Grants