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The WWW Virtual Library:

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See also: About the Virtual Library,
History of the Virtual Library.


This page supplements and archives the 'news items' that occur on the main Catalog page.

Items are colour coded:

   News announcements
   Other announcements
   Candidate VLs for members' comment
   New VLs

20070920 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome
Ableize
the WWW Virtual Library of UK Disability Resources

as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20070911 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the
WWW Virtual Library — Fashion
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20070903 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the
Diamond and Fine Jewelry Virtual Library
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20070617 

The Virtual Library congratulates its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, on his appointment to the British Order of Merit.

20061214 
 

The Virtual Library is pleased announce its
PORTES OUVERTES (Open Day)
at the Maison des Associations, Geneva.
Members of the WWWVL will be receiving visitors between 13H and 19H on Thursday, December 14th.
If you are interested in the VL, would like more information about membership, about using the VL, or anything else connected with the Virtual Library project do feel free to call in.

20061212 
 

 

The main catalogue page of the WWWVL is now fully translated into Chinese, thanks to the work of Zheng Zenan (鄭澤南).

200611 

The President, Arthur Secret, was interviewed by Sergio da Silva, editor, for November's issue of the UN's Tech News.

20061018 
 

 

 

Members of Council made a presentation Knowledge Dissemination: The WWW Virtual Library [PDF -3137KB] to the Internet Society at CERN on October 18th, 2006.

Photographs show: Michael Chapman and Raul Sanchez outside the CERN buildings; Chapman making the presentation in the Council Chamber of CERN; Building 101 at CERN --where the VL (and the Web, for that matter!) was born.

20061013 
 

The Association's Council met (at the OMM, Geneva) on October 13th, 2006.
Photograph shows (L to R) Mmes Micah and Julia, MM Sanchez, Chapman, Savale and Secret (VL President).

20061011 
 

A paper entitled The WWWVL : Experiences in Building the Semantic Web [PDF 2444KB] (Chapman, 2006) was presented to TMRA06 Topic Maps Research and Applications.

Photograph shows the Campus Villa Ida, of Leipzig University, the conference's delightful venue.

20061008 
 

The Virtual Library was represented at the
4eme rassemblement pour les droits de l'homme
on Monday 9th October in the Centre de Conférences de Varembé.

Photograph shows Raul Sanchez (Vice President) and Lisa Micah (Treasurer) at the VL's conference stand.

20060524 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the
VL for Evolutionary Philosophy
as a full member of the WWWVL.
This VL offers resources on the philosophical implications of the theory of evolution.

20060511 
 

Michael Chapman presented the paper “Accessible Knowledge. The WWW Virtual Library” authored by him, Raoul Sanchez, Arthur Secret and Lisa Micah to the NGO session of Linux Days (Geneva) on May 11th.

Photo shows (l. to r.) Secret, Sanchez, Chapman at the Centre International de Conférences, Genève.

20060310 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the VL for
CERAMICS
as a full member of the WWWVL.

A collection of links relating to the Ceramic Arts, including antique and collectible pottery and contemporary craft ceramics. This site is aimed at everyone interested in ceramic art, but it is of particular interest to collectors and to working potters and artists.

20060302 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome
VL for TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
as a full member of the WWWVL.
Technology Assessment provides the basis for developing technological and organisational design alternatives and any necessary regulatory measures.

more …

20060228 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the VL
Francophonie
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20060225 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the VL of
Help Desk
resources as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20060120 

The VL is pleased to welcome the Virtual Library of
PUBLISHED SUBJECT INDICATORS
as a full member of the WWWVL.
PSIs are a “URI-based method of identifying subjects of discourse … of particular interest to publishers and users of ontologies, taxonomies, classifications, thesauri, registries, catalogues, and directories, and for applications that capture, collate or aggregate information and knowledge.”

20060117 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the
NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISKS VIRTUAL LIBRARY
as a full member of the WWWVL.

20060113 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome
VL for Evolutionary Philosophy
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.
This VL offers resources on the philosophical implications of the theory of evolution.

20051214 

The archived pages of the Virtual Library's former Secretary,
the late Bertrand Ibrahim 1954-2001
are now available for browsing.

Bertrand had a rich collection of web- and course-related materials on the server of Geneva University, where he was associate professor. A selection of these have been preserved by the VL: both as a memorial to Bertrand and his work, and as a snapshot of the early history of the Web.

20051205 

The Virtual Library's search engine
VLsearch
has search interfaces in Arabic, English, French and Spanish
and currently allows searching of over seventy thousand individual VL pages, which in turn provide a six figure number of links to external resources.

20051204 

If you maintain a superlative guide to a specialised are of the Web, the Virtual Library would be pleased to consider a request to add your 'library' to the WWW Virtual Library.

20051129 

A simple POSTER for the VL
is available for free download.
Members and users are encouraged to display this poster.

PDF download [218 KB]

20051128 

The VL is pleased to welcome the Virtual Library of
PUBLISHED SUBJECT INDICATORS
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.
PSIs are a “URI-based method of identifying subjects of discourse … of particular interest to publishers and users of ontologies, taxonomies, classifications, thesauri, registries, catalogues, and directories, and for applications that capture, collate or aggregate information and knowledge.”

20051126 

The Virtual Library acknowledges its gratitude
to the sponsors and donors who assist so greatly in its work.

20051125 

A simple French language POSTER for the VL
is available for free download.
Members and users are encouraged to display this poster.

PDF download [217 KB]

20051123 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the
NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISKS VIRTUAL LIBRARY
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

20051122 

The Virtual Library is pleased to announce
an SPANISH interface for VLsearch
the WWWVL's search engine.

The WWWVL is working towards presenting interfaces to its core materials in the 'six UN languages': Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The Catalog has navigation in Chinese, English and French (3/6). The search engine has interfaces in Arabic, English, French and Spanish (4/6).
Offers to assist with reviewing/editing existing texts are welcomed.

Offers to assist with other languages (e.g. German) are also welcome.

20051121 

A simple POSTER for the VL
is available for free download.
Members and users are encouraged to display this poster.

PDF download [218 KB]

20051119 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome the VL for
CERAMICS
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.

A collection of links relating to the Ceramic Arts, including antique and collectible pottery and contemporary craft ceramics. This site is aimed at everyone interested in ceramic art, but it is of particular interest to collectors and to working potters and artists.

20051118 

The Virtual Library acknowledges its gratitude
to the sponsors and donors who assist so greatly in its work.

more …

20051117 

The Virtual Library is pleased to announce
an ARABIC interface for VLsearch
the WWWVL's search engine.

The WWWVL is working towards presenting interfaces to its core materials in the 'six UN languages': Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The Catalog has navigation in Chinese, English and French. The search engine has interfaces in Arabic, English and French.
Offers to assist with reviewing/editing existing texts are welcomed. Offers to assist with other languages (e.g. German) are also welcome.
The Virtual Library wishes to thank Monsieur Mohamed Benali for his work on the Arabic search interface.

20051116 

The Virtual Library is pleased to welcome
VL for TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
as a candidate member of the WWWVL.
Technology Assessment provides the basis for developing technological and organisational design alternatives and any necessary regulatory measures.

more …

20051115 

The WWW Virtual Library is pleased to welcome
Raoul Sanchez
as its new President.

more …


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