New libraries - need some help

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1timspalding
Dec 14, 2007, 11:16pm

Here's a list of new libraries. I need to indicate the best ones as "favorites." Does anyone have an opinion of which of these libraries are likely to be very useful?

Biblioteca Central de La Rioja
Biblioteca de Castilla y Leon
Biblioteca Foral de Bizkaia
Biblioteca Pública de Avila
Biblioteca Pública de Burgos
Biblioteca Pública de Palencia
Biblioteca Pública de Salamanca
Biblioteca Pública de Segovia
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
Congreso de los Diputados
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Alicante
Universidad de Burgos
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universidad Pública de Navarra

These will go live Monday!

2timspalding
Dec 15, 2007, 2:55am

Oh, should any of these be cross-listed under Catalan?

3tsanchezt
Dec 15, 2007, 8:30am

I'm going to have lunch now, but I'll give you some advice as soon as I come back. Read you later.

4tsanchezt
Edited: Dec 15, 2007, 2:50pm

I've teamed up with javierren and we have checked the libraries you suggested. Here are our results considering our tastes:

(*****) Best University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Its collection contains dozens of works of each genre and author we checked
for.

(*****) Best Public Library: Biblioteca Publica de Burgos

Its collection contains "TONS" of works of each genre and author we checked
for.

(*) Biblioteca Foral de Bizkaia

This one will probably be a good choice for Euskera (Basque).

tsanchezt & javierren

5timspalding
Dec 15, 2007, 4:22pm

Oh, good. I didn't realize Bizkaia was Basque, although, looking at the word, obviously it is. That'll be a good, since we have a Basque translation of LibraryThing too. In general, the smaller the language-community, the more passion we've excited. Too bad there are so many Spanish speakers? :)

I'm going in and giving you guys all those libraries right now. I'll release them publicly on Monday.

6timspalding
Dec 15, 2007, 4:25pm

I went in and gave you the libraries manually—sorry to make your list so long. Clear off the ones you don't want!

T

7tsanchezt
Dec 15, 2007, 6:04pm

That's great ! Thanks for all. Unfortunately it seems my partner is asleep right now since he's not returning my phonecalls. How unfortunate for him not to be able to enjoy this privilege.

8Delirium9
Dec 17, 2007, 9:50pm

Ohhhh... all those libraries, and not one of them(*) from my neck of the woods! :( (Latin America, that is, I'd be dreaming BIG if you actually had one from Panama, it'll be a few centuries before we're that high profile).

(*)Well, there's at least one from L.A.:
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ==> the ITESM is a very prestigious university, so I do think their library is a biggie.

But all the others are from Spain... non?

9timspalding
Dec 18, 2007, 12:25am

Yeah, it's not intentional. We looked for them all over. We had one from Venezuela and another from Colombia, but both have problems. Having a z39.50 connection is something that some countries favor and some don't. For example, we have like 25 Danish libraries and only two or three German ones. I think it's about how the country does copy-cataloging between national libraries.

T

10timspalding
Dec 18, 2007, 12:25am

Yeah, it's not intentional. We looked for them all over. We had one from Venezuela and another from Colombia, but both have problems. Having a z39.50 connection is something that some countries favor and some don't. For example, we have like 25 Danish libraries and only two or three German ones. I think it's about how the country does copy-cataloging between national libraries.

T

11omargosh
Dec 22, 2007, 12:37pm

The only ones on this list I've heard of are the Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes, el Tec de Monterrey and Complutense in Madrid, but that's not necessarily saying much. It seems that a lot of the books I have had to enter manually are, according to WorldCat, at the Colegio de México. Though if we could just use WorldCat directly to add books, that would be even better. :-)