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Useful Web Sites for Tribal Libraries: Publications and Reports

Updated 3 April 2000.

- American Indians and Alaska Natives in Postsecondary Education
Technical report released 4 November 1998 from the National Center for Education Statistics. May be downloaded for free in .pdf format for viewing in Adobe Acrobat, or order a free print copy from the site.

- Connecting Remote First Nations to the Internet

- Guide to USDA Programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
A 1997 publication by the US Department of Agriculture available on the Web, identifies itself in the preface as, "an updated reference for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders and members, planners, community leaders, producers, and anyone else who works with American Indians on numerous USDA programs." The reference work is to be used to determine which USDA programs will best serve a tribe's needs, and for improving tribal access to the programs and services offered by USDA.

- 1996-11 Historic Preservation Training By and For Indian Tribes: Report of a Workshop on Tribal Needs and Priorities
[Report] University of Nevada, Reno and Crow Canyon Archeological Center. PTTGrant No. MT-0424-5-NC-030. National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), Natchitoches, Louisiana. 1996. This report is offered free by NCPTT to individuals affiliated "with a preservation-related organization or institution...." Order from the above link. Other useful and interesting publications are also available.

New! In Revamped Library Schools, Information Trumps Books: Institutions' new curricula and new names reflect student interests and the job market
An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 April 2000.

- Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties) in part. Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler
Compiled by Oklahoma State University Library, Digital Publications.

- Internet Strategies for Empowering Indigenous Communities in Teaching and Learning

New! Native American Rights Fund: Publications

- Native Networking: Telecommunications and Information Technology in Indian Country
A publication of the Benton Foundation. The report is in .pdf format and must be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. A link to Adobe's web site for free downloading and installation of the reader is provided.

New! Native Americans in South Dakota: An Erosion of Confidence in the Justice System
A report of the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, March 2000.

Updated! Northeast Document Conservation Center Technical Leaflets
See Copyright Statement for complete information on use and distribution of these publications. A sample of leaflets are:

- Pathways to Excellence: A Report on Improving Library and Information Services for Native American Peoples.
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (December 1992)

New! Protecting Knowledge: Traditional Resource Rights in the New Millennium
Proceedings for the conference held 24 - 26 February, 2000, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Hosted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

- Reclamation Manual / Directives and Standards LND 02-01: Topic: Cultural Resources Management
A 1996 Web resource published by the US Bureau of Reclamation.

- Recommendations on the Integration of Two Ways of Knowing: Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge

New! Solinet Preservation Leaflets
These free online guides cover all aspects of preservation of library materials, from other online sources, funding opportunities for preservation, disaster information, preservation education resources and much more. They also provide links to other Internet sources addressing preservation issues. A new window opens when you click on a leaflet; to get out of the leaflet, close the window.

- Some Pedagogical Issues in Teaching American Indian Literature by Dr. Michael Wilson, Ph.D. (Choctaw)

- Standards for Archival Description: A Handbook
This online publication by The Society of American Archivists "describes technical standards, conventions, and guidelines used by archivists in describing holdings and repositories." The standards are applicable for a multiple of venues and purposes. Each chapter contains:

Clarification tables are also provided.

- Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges
U.S. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment (August 1995)

- Tribal Environmental and Natural Resource Assistance Handbook
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Indian Environmental Office. "The handbook is intended to provide a central location for federal sources of both technical and financial assistance available to Tribes for environmental management."

- Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging
This classic work was orginally published in 1988 by Follett Software Co., and is now offered online for free from Library of Congress. This work may be ordered in print copy from the LC Cataloging Distribution Service. Call 1-800-255-3666 to record an order from LC (first copy is free).

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