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About SLIR Online

SLIR Online is the web version of Scottish library and information resources.

It provides information about the location and accessibility of information services in Scotland, and details of the people and organizations who administer them.

What kinds of information services?

SLIR contains information about cultural, educational, research, and public information services in all areas including archives, art galleries, libraries, and museums.

SLIR has comprehensive coverage of:

Where does the information come from?

Much of the information in SLIR Online is supplied by the institutions and organizations which administer the services.

Library-related details are checked annually and updated by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). Note that production of the printed directory, Scottish library and information resources, ceased with the 2006 issue.

Any service can send email notification of changes to their details which are usually updated within one month of receipt.

Information in SLIR Online is shared with the Scottish Common Information Environment via the Scottish Collections Network database.

Who develops and maintains SLIR Online?

SLIR Online is developed and maintained by the Centre for Digital Library Research at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), and the Scottish Libray and Information Council (SLIC).

The service is based on work carried out by the SCONE (Scottish Collections Network Extension) project, funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme.

SLIR interacts with several networked information services for Scotland, including: