Thursday, July 11, 2002

Online Catalogs

This site is very well designed. It has information about each of the national libraries, hours, access, collections and contact information. It is possible to search a particular library or cross search all the collections. The Web design is clear and usable and in several languages.
Gabriel is the World-Wide-Web service covering 41 European national libraries from the 39 countries that are represented in the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL). This multilingual Internet service offers access to consistently structured information about European national libraries, with details about their printed and electronic collections as well as instructions on how to gain access to their online catalogues and services. Information is offered in the most commonly-used European languages, namely English, French and German.
It is available at these sites:
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Slovenia
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