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website of the Chartered Institute of Information Professionals (CILIP) and British Library (BL) joint Committee on Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR)
read the SLAINTE accessibility anddisclaimer information, faq and how to submit information and imges to the website.
access and equity
guidelines useful for the information professional, agencies who deal with access and equity and UK legislation.
ALMA-UK is a voluntary cross-nation partnership dedicated to enhancing the public value of archives, libraries and museums across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
anti discrimination
see Equality and Diversity


blog of the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS).
branches of CILIP Scotland
contribute to the formulation of CILIPS policy and act as a link between CILIPS Council and membership


Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland
website of CILIP Scotland
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland Committee Meeting Minutes
Online versions of the approved minutes of CILIPS Council and standing committees.
CILIP-BL Committee on AACR
The website of the joint committee of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library on the development of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (now Resource Description and Access).
contact us
Details for writing, emailing or locating SLIC and CILIPS.
Co-operative Information Retrieval Network for Scotland (CAIRNS)
A union catalogue of Scottish library and information services, providing a one-stop shop for finding materials held in the collections of many libraries in Scotland, and online resources of interest to Scotland and its people.


digital library, SLAINTE
see SLAINTE digital library


equality and diversity
overview of policy and legislation, a practical toolkit and examples of good practice
European DDC Users Group (EDUG)
website of the of the European DDC Users Group (EDUG).
European DDC Users Group Technical Issues Working Group (EDUG IT)
website of the EDUG IT Working Group.


Freedom of Information
details of how the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act affects the library and information sector
further education sector
further ducation section of the SLAINTE website


Glasgow Academic Libraries Together (GALT)
website of a consortium of libraries in the greater Glasgow area.



Improving Libraries for Learners
The latest guide to self-evaluation for schools.
information literacy
website containing information produced by the CILIPS information literacy task and finish group.
Information Scotland
online edition of the journal of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland, for themes and subscription rates, visit IS homepage
information literacy skills
website of resources to complement Information Literacy Skills Intermediate 2 (SCQF Level 5)
Innovation and Development Fund (IDF)
SLIC funding programme for projects and initiatives which support SLIC strategic priorities and are of general interest or benefit to the wider library and information community.




Libraries in Central Scotland (LiCS)
website of a consortium of libraries in the central Scotland area
library co-operatives in Scotland
clickable map of co-operatives in Scotland by region
LIS Research Coalition
The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition is to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. SLIC is an associate member of the Coalition.


Managing Digital Assets in Tertiary Education toolkit (mandate)
A toolkit for managers, administrative and technical staff considering the management of digital assets such as teaching and learning materials in UK colleges.


National Burns Collection catalogue
catalogue of manuscripts, books, art, and artefacts associated with Robert Burns and held in Scotland.


OAI Scotland/HaIRST Experimental Discovery Service
catalogue of items held in open-access repositories located in Scotland
OAI Scotland Information Services (OAISIS)
website offering information and advice on Open Archives Initiative (OAI) developments in Scotland.
OAI Scotland's Static Repository Gateway
registration service making Open Access Initiative static repositories available for "harvesting".


People's Network
website for information on the successful past project to connect all of Scotland's public libraries and offer free access to the internet.
public libraries
support for people working in the public libraries sector
Public Library Quality Improvement Framework (PLQIM)
information to support the implementation of PLQIM



reader development

Research Collections Online (RCO)
analyses of the subject strengths of the larger general libraries in Scotland which support learning, teaching and research.


school libraries
support to information professionals working in schools, resources are spread across 7 key areas
Scotland's Culture
catalogue of open-access online resources related to Scottish culture.
Scotland's Information
locate Scotland's library, museum and archive collections and services using a Google map mashup
Scottish Academic Periodicals: Implementing an Effective Networked Service (SAPIENS)
service for publishing and providing access to Scottish academic and cultural electronic journals.
Scottish Authors
online version of the Scottish Library Association publication Discovering Scottish Writers, contains biographies of 79 Scottish authors
Scottish Bibliographies Online
A union catalogue of past and current material published in Scotland or of Scottish interest.
Scottish Collections Network (SCONE)
A catalogue of collections held in Scottish libraries, museums and archives, and collections about Scottish topics held elsewhere. The records provide links to digital collections and online finding aids such as catalogues where available.
Scottish Distributed Digital Library (SDDL)
catalogue of collections of texts, images, and sounds in digital format, distributed over the World Wide Web, with Scottish themes.
Scottish Health Information Network union list (SHINE)
union catalogue of the biosciences, health and medical journals held by members of SHINE.
Scottish Library and Information Resources (SLIR)
directory of addresses and contact details of libraries and other information services located in Scotland.
Scottish Writers
resources about Scottish writers including tips, profiles and videos from authors such as Iain Banks, Theresa Breslin and Irvine Welsh
SLAINTE Digital Library
catalogue of open-access online documents supporting continuing professional development for library and information workers in Scotland.
online form to submit ideas for themes areas for development and all feedback for SLAINTE





Web2.0 Guidelines
Webpages offering practical guidance to libraries in using Web2.0 technologies, created as part of A Guide to using Web2.0 in Libraries.
Who Is Doing What In Scotland And What's Needed (WIDWISAWN)
An online journal for research and development initiatives relevant to the development of a coherent electronic information environment to support "Virtual Scotland".




Scotland's Information Scotland's Information
use our map to find libraries, museums and archives
Research Collections Online Research Collections Online
subject strength listings for the larger general libraries in Scotland
Scottish Library & Information Resources Scottish Library and Information Resources
find a library, librarian, museum or archive
Scottish Distributed Digital Library Scottish Distributed Digital Library
digital collections with Scottish themes
Scottish Collections Online Scottish Collections Network
an online catalogue of collections held in Scottish libraries, museums and archives
Co-operative Information Retrieval Network for Scotland Co-operative Information Retrieval Network for Scotland
a one-stop shop for finding materials held in the collections of many libraries in Scotland
blog blog
following organisational and general library developments
flickr flickr
SLIC and CILIPS image archive
delicious delicious
library and information bookmarks
SlideShare slideshare
presentations from CPD events and activities
Twitter twitter
follow our updates on the micro-blog
YouTube YouTube
SLIC and CILIPS videos

Send comments, suggestions and queries about SLAINTE to Gillian Hanlon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License 30-Sep-2011