Conference Proceeding: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL UPDATE 2015

In the past year, The National Library of Israel (NLI) has continued to develop and upgrade services serving libraries, researchers, and the general public. The library has taken over management of the Israel national union list (ULI) and introduced a new user interface. It is also actively expanding its name authority data with both biographical data and multi-script headings towards becoming a national authority file. The Library is also linking its bibliographic records to those of the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book. The process of integrating the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People is also underway. In the area of digitization, the Library is working with numerous institutions to help in digitizing and proving access to their Hebrew manuscripts. Planning for the Library's new building, which will include significantly more space for events, exhibitions, and other educational and cultural activities is almost completed. This session will present these and additional ongoing and planned projects.