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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions is "the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users." Started in 1927 in Edinburgh, the Federation currently has over 1700 members located in 150 countries. From the site’s main page, visitors can read the Federation’s governing documents, search a directory of current...
Digital Public Library of America

In December 2010, 40 representatives from foundations, cultural institutions, and libraries met at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They met to discuss best approaches to building a national digital library, and with the assistance of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society they are committed to creating the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). On this...
Association of College & Research Libraries [Last reviewed in the Scout Report on February 20, 2001]

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) whose members are academic librarians and other interested individuals. Currently, ACRL's over 12,000 members account for nearly 20 percent of the total ALA membership. On the homepage, visitors can browse through areas that include Consulting Services, Awards & Scholarship, News &...