Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Library Association (LA UK)

Library Association (LA UK)



The Library Association (LA UK) is another old and large library association like the American Library Association. It was founded in 1877 with its headquarters in London. It was founded as the Library Association of the United Kingdom at the conclusion of the First International Conference of Librarians held at Brussels in October 1877. Publication of the Monthly Notes commenced on 15th January 1880, and The Library was adopted as the official journal on 10'* December 1880, on 30lh January 1896, the name of the Association was changed to the Library Association. It was granted Royal Charter on 17th February 1898. The Library Association Record commenced publication as the official journal of the Association in January 1899. It became a wholly professional association in 1962 when new bye-laws came into operation. 


The publications are brought out by, the Library Association Publishing Ltd. The serial titles of the Library Association are Library Association Record (monthly). Journal of Librarianship (quarterly), British Humanities Index (quarterly). Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts (Bi-weekly), Library and Information Science Abstracts (Bi-monthly), (LISA) Current Research in Library and Information Science (three issues) Current Technology Index (monthly). It brings out from time to time monographs, directories and other occasional publications. One of the best sellers of LA's publications is Watford's Guide to Reference Materials 6th ed., 1995.3 volumes. During the centenary year in 1977, it brought out a number of centenary volumes, out of which was a History of the Association by W.A. Mumford, 1977. Its annual publications are L.A. Yearbook and Proceedings of Public Library Conference. 




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