Raising Awareness

"A centre of excellence in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities."

UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

UKOLN Publications

The following publications were published by UKOLN but are no longer available for purchase:

Criddle, S., McNab, A., Ormes, S. and Winship, I. The Public librarian's guide to the Internet. London: Library Association Publishing, 2000, ISBN 1856043282.
This practical guide is designed to de-mystify the Internet for public librarians with little or no experience of it. It demonstrates that main procedures and sources that will help in learning to explore the Net, and introduces soem of the best resources available on it.

Russell, R. (ed.) Making sense of standards and technologies for serials management. London: Library Association Publishing, 2000, ISBN 185604338X.
This edited collection of studies is contributed by well-known strategic and technical players, and covers the key enabling standards and technologies for serials management and access. Chapters cover: descriptive standards for serials management; standards for the terms of availability metadata; standards for serials holdings and standards for document requesting.
Essential reading for decision makers, implementors, system developers and information professionals across the full range of library sectors.

Criddle, S., Dempsey, L. and Heseltine, R. (eds.) Information landscapes for a learning society: networking and the future of libraries 3. London: Library Association Publishing, 1999, ISBN 185604310X.
The proceedings of the 1998 UKOLN conference.

Chapman, A. Bibliographic record provision in the UK: measuring availability against demand. Bath: UKOLN, 1998, ISBN: 0951685651. This is available from UKOLN, for £12 plus £3 p+p.
This presents the findings of a study into the availability of bibliographic records from a range of sources - the national library, co-operative union catalogue databases and book trade products - for book titles published in the UK.

Dempsey, L. and Ormes, S. The Internet, networking and the public library. London: Library Association Publishing, 1997, ISBN: 1856042022.
Analyses the results and findings of a range of networking projects and discusses some of the practical issues raised when networking is implemented in public libraries.