National Library of the Czech Republic
The National Library of the Czech Republic is the central library of the Czech Republic. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture; the library's main building is located in the historical Clementinum building in Prague, where half of its books are kept. The other half of the collection is stored in the district of Hostivař; the National Library is the biggest library in the Czech Republic, in its funds there are around 6 million documents. The library has around 60,000 registered readers; as well as Czech texts, the library stores older material from Turkey and India. The library houses books for Charles University in Prague; the library won international recognition in 2005 as it received the inaugural Jikji Prize from UNESCO via the Memory of the World Programme for its efforts in digitising old texts. The project, which commenced in 1992, involved the digitisation of 1,700 documents in its first 13 years; the most precious medieval manuscripts preserved in the National Library are the Codex Vyssegradensis and the Passional of Abbes Kunigunde.
In 2006 the Czech parliament approved funding for the construction of a new library building on Letna plain, between Hradčanská metro station and Sparta Prague's football ground, Letná stadium. In March 2007, following a request for tender, Czech architect Jan Kaplický was selected by a jury to undertake the project, with a projected completion date of 2011. In 2007 the project was delayed following objections regarding its proposed location from government officials including Prague Mayor Pavel Bém and President Václav Klaus. Plans for the building had still not been decided in February 2008, with the matter being referred to the Office for the Protection of Competition in order to determine if the tender had been won fairly. In 2008, Minister of Culture Václav Jehlička announced the end of the project, following a ruling from the European Commission that the tender process had not been carried out legally; the library was affected by the 2002 European floods, with some documents moved to upper levels to avoid the excess water.
Over 4,000 books were removed from the library in July 2011 following flooding in parts of the main building. There was a fire at the library in December 2012. List of national and state libraries Official website
BIBSYS is an administrative agency set up and organized by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway. They are a service provider, focusing on the exchange and retrieval of data pertaining to research and learning – metadata related to library resources. BIBSYS are collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions and the National Library of Norway. Bibsys is formally organized as a unit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, located in Trondheim, Norway; the board of directors is appointed by Norwegian Ministry of Research. BIBSYS offer researchers and others an easy access to library resources by providing the unified search service Oria.no and other library services. They deliver integrated products for the internal operation for research and special libraries as well as open educational resources; as a DataCite member BIBSYS act as a national DataCite representative in Norway and thereby allow all of Norway's higher education and research institutions to use DOI on their research data.
All their products and services are developed in cooperation with their member institutions. BIBSYS began in 1972 as a collaborative project between the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Library, the Norwegian Institute of Technology Library and the Computer Centre at the Norwegian Institute of Technology; the purpose of the project was to automate internal library routines. Since 1972 Bibsys has evolved from a library system supplier for two libraries in Trondheim, to developing and operating a national library system for Norwegian research and special libraries; the target group has expanded to include the customers of research and special libraries, by providing them easy access to library resources. BIBSYS is a public administrative agency answerable to the Ministry of Education and Research, administratively organised as a unit at NTNU. In addition to BIBSYS Library System, the product portfolio consists of BISBYS Ask, BIBSYS Brage, BIBSYS Galleri and BIBSYS Tyr. All operation of applications and databases is performed centrally by BIBSYS.
BIBSYS offer a range of services, both in connection with their products and separate services independent of the products they supply. Open access in Norway Om Bibsys
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
CJLY-FM, known on-air as Kootenay Co-op Radio, is a Canadian community radio station, which broadcasts at 93.5 FM in Nelson, British Columbia. The station has rebroadcasters on 96.5 FM in Crawford Bay and 107.5 FM in New Denver, 101.5 in Slocan and Castlegar. The station is one of several new community radio stations launched in the Kootenay region in the 2000s. Others include CFAD-FM in Salmo, CJHQ-FM in Nakusp and CIDO-FM in Creston. CJLY was started by volunteers in December 1996 and incorporated as a non-profit service co-operative in June 1998 in Nelson, it started intermittent broadcasting in the Nelson region in February 1999, with a 28-day special event broadcast license, went on the air full-time the following autumn. After being granted a permanent CRTC license in August 2000. On November 6, 2000, the station began broadcasting about 18 hours a day at a power of 75 watts. In November 2004, CJLY expanded its range and began broadcasting in the Kootenay Lake region, north of Nelson, on a new FM frequency, 96.5 FM.
In fall 2008, CJLY began broadcasting in the community of New Denver at 107.5 FM. The organization purchased a building at #308a Hall St in Nelson in March 2006. Kootenay Co-op Radio broadcasts in a mountainous region of British Columbia's southeast corner, its terrestrial signal reaches settlements in the Purcell Mountains, Selkirk Mountains and Monashee Mountains. Kootenay Co-op Radio is cooperatively owned and operated by its members, who employ two staff for day-to-day operations; as of August 2007, Kootenay Co-op Radio has 2,000 members and 150 active volunteers. The organization takes as its Mission Statement: "Kootenay Cooperative Radio uses its facilities and the initiative and skills of its membership to create a medium for balanced expression of the varied perspectives of our community. KCR aims to entertain and inform listeners through its commitment to innovative broadcast journalism and high-quality programming." CJLY is a member of the National Campus and Community Radio Association.
Several national and internationally syndicated radio programs are produced in the studios of CJLY, including Deconstructing Dinner, Canadian Voices and World Report. Other notable shows produced at KCR include: Sinixt Radio, a show hosted by members of the Sinixt First Nation, Pickin' & Grinnin, the region's bluegrass music show, By the People, a show about participatory democracy in the Kootenay region, The Writer's Show, hosted by Holley Rubinsky, The Rank and File Voice, a show about labour-related topics, and'Kootenay Morning, a public affairs show spotlighting local issues and current events; the station podcasts a select number of its spoken word programs on its podcasts page. The KCR Music Department submits weekly music charts to!earshot, a project of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. Kootenay Co-operative Radio has received four National Campus and Community Radio Association Broadcasting Excellence awards. Outstanding Achievement - Music Programming: "Variations on a Theme": Produced by Mosang Miles.
Outstanding Achievement - Music Programming: "Japanese Musiquest": Produced by Yukiko Tsutsui. Best Newscast: Weekly World Report: Jim Terral's weekly 10-13 minute segment on international affairs from a Canadian perspective; the main emphasis is on Canadian foreign policy beyond Canada-US relations and may include under the international heading stories on aboriginal rights, French Canadian politics, or events in which neither Canada nor the US plays a direct role. Programming Excellence: Nelson Before Nine: A morning public-affairs magazine, segment by Bill Metcalfe. Official website CJLY-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC's Canadian station database for CJLY-FM Query the REC's Canadian station database for VF2517 Query the REC's Canadian station database for VF2556
Kaslo is a village in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, located on the west shore of Kootenay Lake. Known for its natural environment, it is a member municipality of the Central Kootenay Regional District; as of 2016, it had a population of 968. Kaslo was designated as a sawmill site in 1889, expanded due to the silver boom of the late19th century, it retains much of the historic atmosphere from its earlier mining days. The town today relies on the industries of forestry and tourism. Kaslo was incorporated as a city on August 14, 1893, making it the oldest incorporated community in the Kootenays, it was an important center for silver ore mining. After the silver rush Kaslo's fortunes faded but it was re-incorporated as a village on January 1, 1959. Kaslo is home to two National Historic Sites of Canada: The SS Moyie, which worked on Kootenay Lake from 1889 until 1957, found a permanent home on Front Street in Kaslo. Beautifully restored by the Kootenay Lake Historical Society, it is the oldest intact sternwheeler in the world and draws thousands of visitors every year.
Village Hall, built in 1898, is one of only two intact wooden municipal buildings that are still in use in Canada. The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival, held every August long weekend in Kaslo Bay Park, is a music event which attracts international performers and draws large audiences; the Kaslo Golf Club is a 9-hole course which plays as a 2,824-yard, men's par 35, women's par 37 course. Kaslo's Golf Club dates back to 1923, when locals invested and donated their efforts and created a 4-hole course; this makes it one of the oldest in British Columbia. A new timberframe clubhouse was built in 2007. In 1941, Kaslo was selected as one of many sites throughout BC for the internment of Japanese Canadians. Kaslo has been featured on the historical television series Gold Ghost Towns. Kaslo was featured in the 1995 film Magic in the Water starring Mark Harmon and Joshua Jackson. Village of Kaslo government website Kaslo Canada Day Folk Music Festival official website Kaslo Jazz Festival official website Kaslo Visitor Guide