Conference Proceeding: National Library of Israel: Update 2014

In the past year the National Library of Israel (NLI) has advanced on many fronts towards its goal of transforming itself from a Judaica research-centered academic library to a broad-spectrum institution serving all sectors of Israeli society and the Jewish people. The Library has initiated a number of projects to enrich its bibliographic and authority data from outside sources, as well as to allow other institutions to link to the library's own data and to add to the library's authority file. As part of this initiative the NLI plans to take over responsibility for the management of the Israeli national union list (ULI) and upgrading it. The Library also has led the national implementation of the new RDA cataloging rules. The Library's digitization programs continue to expand with a wide range of projects. The Library sponsors and hosts a wide variety of cultural and educational activities open to the public. This session will present these and additional ongoing and planned projects.