Cosma / Communication / Knowledge / Form / Preservation / Library

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. — Jorge Luis Borges



Matt Lewis (YouTube Channel)


library : a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (as books, manuscripts or films) are kept for use but not for sale — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Library is a collection of materials, books or media that are accessible for use and not just for display purposes. A library provides physical (hard copies) or digital access (soft copies) materials, and may be a physical location or a virtual space, or both. A library’s collection can include printed materials and other physical resources in many formats such as DVD, CD and cassette as well as access to information, music or other content held on bibliographic databases. A library, which may vary widely in size, may be organized for use and maintained by a public body such as a government; an institution such as a school or museum; a corporation; or a private individual. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are trained and experts at finding, selecting, circulating and organizing information and at interpreting information needs, navigating and analyzing very large amounts of information with a variety of resources. — Wikipedia

Library (Encyclopædia Britannica)



Talks about Libraries (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)




Resources for Library History (Library History Round Table, American Library Association)

Library (World History Encyclopedia)


DDC: 020 Library Science (Library Thing)
Subject: Libraries (Library Thing)

Subject: Libraries (Open Library)

LCC: Z 662 Libraries (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Libraries (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: Z 662 Libraries (Library of Congress)
Subject: Libraries (Library of Congress)

Subject: Libraries (WorldCat)



Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. — Paul Valery


MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



CareerOneStop, YouTube Channel (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
CareerOneStop, Official Website (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Librarians (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Librarians and Library Media Specialists (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
American Libraries Association (ALA)
Special Libraries Association (SLA)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)


IFLA Journal
American Libraries (American Library Association)
Library Quarterly (University of Chicago Press Journals)
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

Library Related Resources (JSTOR)
Library Science Journals and Books (JSTOR)

Library (NPR Archives)


Library of Congress (Official Website)
Library of Congress (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Library of Congress (Wikipedia)


Library (




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Preservation Stewardship
History Collection (Classification)
Museum Objects (CCO)
Archive Records (EAD)
Library Resources (DDC, LCC)



1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.