LAP Library Directory
- An online library directory, the "Libraries of Asia and the Pacific Directory," an excellent, current information resource about libraries in the Asia - Pacific region was recently redeveloped by the National Library of Australia. The new site was unveiled in mid-May 2003 at <http://www.nla.gov.au/lap> and now gives libraries the ability to update
and amend their own entries.
An initiative of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries of Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO), the website is supported by the National Library of Australia (NAL). Much of the current content has been provided by CDNLAO members and from the print-based "Directory of Libraries and Archives in the Pacific Islands," published in 1998 by the NAL.
The site features a search facility, updated information pages, a form allowing libraries not in the database to add their details, as well as a password-controlled edit capability allowing libraries to add many details about themselves and their collections.
The updated entries for Pacific islands and countries will soon appear in a new edition of the printed "Directory of Libraries and Archives in the Pacific Islands." Arlene Cohen <acohen@...> from the University of Guam received funding from IFLA to produce the printed directory, which is planned for publication at the end of this year. An announcement will be sent out when the publication is available.
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