Other Nioga Supported Web Sites
- AbleLibrarian.org - "ABLE: Administering Better Libraries - Educate" is a project designed to develop training materials and resources for newly appointed public library directors on the administration and management of public libraries.
- BTOPexpress.org - Better Technology, Onsite & Personal. NIOGA Library System is one of five E-mobile computing training units with high speed broadband services being deployed in rural locations and underserved communities in New York State.
The E-mobile and public access computer centers will provide 24/7 online access to job search resources as well as federal, state, and local E-government resources.
- HelpU2Know.org - links to
regional sources originating in Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, and
Chautauqua Counties as well as important sites from other regions of
New York State.
- NioKids.org -
NioKids is an innovative website that was created specifically for young children. It provides links to various electronic access points, especially chosen to meet the information needs of young children. This website is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- B&ECPL - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Home Page & Online Catalog
- Buffalo Free-Net - provides
the WNY Community with information about local libraries and access
to a variety of online library services
- EXCELSIOR - New York State Online
- Libdex - a worldwide directory
of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages,
Web OPAC vendors and libraries using their software, and library e-commerce
affiliate links. Libdex does not include links to terminal-based OPACs
- ALA Children's Internet Protection
Act (CIPA) Legal FAQ
The Acts place restrictions on the use of funding that is available
through the Library Services and Technology Act, Title III of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act, and on the Universal Service discount program
known as the E-rate. These restrictions take the form of requirements
for Internet safety policies and technology which blocks or filters
certain material from being accessed through the Internet.
- National Center for Education Statistics survey Data
File: Public Libraries Survey FY96 - "The basic data include
population of legal service area, number of full-time equivalent staff,
outlets, library materials, operating income and expenditures, capital
outlay, circulation, reference transactions, library visits, public
service hours, interlibrary loans, circulation of children's materials,
children's program attendance, and several items on electronic technology.
Identifying information includes the entity's name, address, telephone
number, county, interlibrary relationship, type of legal basis, administrative
structure, and its qualification as an FSCS public library."
- NYLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee has completed its work on a template
for libraries to use in creating policies on dealing with law enforcement
inquiries. Your Association believed that this is a necessary step in
light of concerns raised by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
(FISA) and the USA PATRIOT Act and any other legislation that may affect
library rules dealing with patron record confidentiality. The
template can be found on the NYLA website.
New York State Information
Official County Websites
Federal Information Sources