Presentation on theme: "Vlib.com Melissa Cyr Information Literacy. V-Lib Facts The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue on the web. Created by Tim Berners-Lee, the."— Presentation transcript:
V-Lib Facts The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue on the web. Created by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself. Created in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert. Even though it isn't the biggest index on the Web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web. The central affairs of the VL are now coordinated by an elected council. The first council took office in Jan 2000, following elections the previous year.
Home Page There are 16 main headings on the homepage: Agriculture The Arts Business and Economics Communication and Media Computing and Computer Science Education Engineering Humanities & Humanistic Studies Information & Libraries International Affairs Law Natural Science & Mathematics Recreation Regional Studies Social & Behavioral Studies Society
Inside the V-Library… When a heading is selected, a page of sub-fields populate the page. The example to the right shows the sub-fields in the ‘Social and Behavioral Sciences” heading.
Deeper inside… Once a sub-field is selected, a list of links ranging from mega-sites to online periodicals will be listed. There are thousands and thousands of appropriate scholastic sites.