Access to Information on Sri Lankan Publications Upali Amarasiri Director/NILIS, University of Colombo (Presentation at th...
What are Sri Lankan Publications: <ul><li>National Library Definition; ‘Publications published in Sri Lanka, Published by ...
Important Landmarks <ul><li>a) Introduction of printing 1737  </li></ul><ul><li>b) Ceylon Oriental Library 1870  </li></ul...
Printers & Publishers Ordinance (Legal Deposit Law) 1885 <ul><li>a)  Deposit 3 copies of every publication with Govt. Arch...
Early Catalogues indicating the  Sri Lankan Resources <ul><li>Catalogues of National Museum Library: Richard Van Cuylenbur...
<ul><li>e) A descriptive catalogue of Sanskrit, Pali and Sinhala literary works of Ceylon, 1870; </li></ul><ul><li>f) A ca...
Catalogues of National imprints ;  <ul><li>a) Ceylon Blue Book from 1862 -  </li></ul><ul><li>b) Annual Administration Rep...
Sri Lanka National Bibliography (SLNB) <ul><li>a) Coverage; books, series, first issue  of periodicals, govt. publications...
Retrospective Sri Lanka National Bibliography <ul><li>Similar coverage and format to SLNB </li></ul><ul><li>Period; 1737-1...
Bibliography of Ceylon  <ul><li>a) Compiled by Dr H A I Goonetileke, former Librarian, Peradeniya University </li></ul><ul...
Coverage of Periodicals <ul><li>Index to the Journal of Royal Asiatic Society Ceylon Branch (1845-1945, Lyn de Fonseka) (1...
<ul><li>f) Union Lists of Periodicals: Union List of Scientific periodicals in Ceylon, M A P Senadeera; 1980. </li></ul><u...
Coverage of Theses <ul><li>Index to Postgraduate  Theses (1947-2000) 3 Vol.s, NLDSB  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Theses presented ...
Coverage of Newspapers <ul><li>Dept. of National Archives; List of Newspapers Published in Sri Lanka,  </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Coverage of Conferences, Seminars etc <ul><li>NLDSB; Sri Lanka Conference Index – 1988 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>NSF,CARP ...
Government Publications <ul><li>Index to Sessional papers 1885-1959, Govt. Printing Dept;  </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Hans...
Union Catalogues <ul><li>National Union Catalogue, NLDSB (Collection of 75 libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Union Catalogue of...
Major Institutions engaged in Bibliographic Control   <ul><li>National Library and Documentation Services Board  (NLDSB)  ...
Main Library Collections of Sri Lankan Publications;   <ul><li>National Museum Library;  (Private collections of H C P Bel...
<ul><li>d) Peradeniya University Library;  Special Collections: Lasely de Saram, Donald Ferguson/W A de Silva, M D Rathnas...
Online Access of Sri Lankan Publications <ul><li>National Union Catalogue of National Library & Documentation Centre ( www...
<ul><li>f) Library of Congress Catalog ( http://catalog.loc.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>g) Peradeniya University Library Catalo...
<ul><li>l) Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research policy ( www.carp.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>m) University of Californi...
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Jaffna lecture presentation

  1. 1. Access to Information on Sri Lankan Publications Upali Amarasiri Director/NILIS, University of Colombo (Presentation at the Jaffna Science Association at University of Jaffna on 29th July 2010)
  2. 2. What are Sri Lankan Publications: <ul><li>National Library Definition; ‘Publications published in Sri Lanka, Published by Sri Lankan or Published on Sri Lanka’ </li></ul><ul><li>Publications mean ‘Manuscripts, Print, Audio-Visual or Digital media’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important Landmarks <ul><li>a) Introduction of printing 1737 </li></ul><ul><li>b) Ceylon Oriental Library 1870 </li></ul><ul><li>c) National Museum Library 1877 </li></ul><ul><li>d) Legal Deposit Law 1885 </li></ul><ul><li>e) Sri Lanka National Bibliography - 1962 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Printers & Publishers Ordinance (Legal Deposit Law) 1885 <ul><li>a) Deposit 3 copies of every publication with Govt. Archives, National Museum Library, British Museum Library </li></ul><ul><li>b) 1952 Amendment - 4 copies to be deposited; one at Peradeniya University Library </li></ul><ul><li>c) 1976 amendment - 5 copies to be deposited; one at National Library Services Board (NLDSB) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early Catalogues indicating the Sri Lankan Resources <ul><li>Catalogues of National Museum Library: Richard Van Cuylenburg1877, Gerald A. Joseph,1892/ 1894/1896/1899, Henry M Gunasekara, 1904, W.A. de Silva,1938 </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue of the Library of Royal Asiatic Society by Gerald A Joseph, 1895, </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue of Sinhalese printed books in the Library of the British Museums by Don Martino de Silva Wickramasinghe, 1901; </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogues of the Royal Botanic Gardens by Ms M, Willis </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>e) A descriptive catalogue of Sanskrit, Pali and Sinhala literary works of Ceylon, 1870; </li></ul><ul><li>f) A catalogue of Pali, Sinhalese and Sanskrit manuscripts in the temple libraries of Ceylon by Louis de Zoysa, 1876-1885; </li></ul><ul><li>g) Catalogue of the Sinhalese manuscripts in the British Museum, D M de Z Wickramasinghe, 1900; </li></ul><ul><li>h) Catalogue of Pali, Sinhalese and Sanskrit manuscripts in the Colombo Museum Library, H M Gunasekara, 1901 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Catalogues of National imprints ; <ul><li>a) Ceylon Blue Book from 1862 - </li></ul><ul><li>b) Annual Administration Report of the Government Printing Office from 1879 - </li></ul><ul><li>c) Statement of books printed in Ceylon from 1885 - </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sri Lanka National Bibliography (SLNB) <ul><li>a) Coverage; books, series, first issue of periodicals, govt. publications, reports, maps, atlases etc. </li></ul><ul><li>b) Format; Bibliography, Alphabetical Index, Subject Index, CIP section </li></ul><ul><li>c) Commenced 1962 under National Archives Dept. </li></ul><ul><li>d) Compiled & Published by NLDSB since 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>e) Quarterly publication </li></ul>
  9. 9. Retrospective Sri Lanka National Bibliography <ul><li>Similar coverage and format to SLNB </li></ul><ul><li>Period; 1737-1962 </li></ul><ul><li>1737-1940 period has been completed </li></ul><ul><li>d) Compiled & Published by NLDSB </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography of Ceylon <ul><li>a) Compiled by Dr H A I Goonetileke, former Librarian, Peradeniya University </li></ul><ul><li>b) Coverage English publications </li></ul><ul><li>c) Six Volumes by a Swiss publisher </li></ul><ul><li>d) Most famous bibliography on Sri Lankan publications </li></ul>
  11. 11. Coverage of Periodicals <ul><li>Index to the Journal of Royal Asiatic Society Ceylon Branch (1845-1945, Lyn de Fonseka) (1946-1970) T. Devendra), </li></ul><ul><li>List of Scientific Periodicals in Libraries of Ceylon; M.U.S. Sulthan Bawa – 1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Ceylon Periodicals Directory by National Museum Library 1971 – </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka Scientific and Technical Periodicals Directory by National Science Council; 1976 – </li></ul><ul><li>A Union List of Social Science and Humanities Journals in Sri Lanka Libraries, NSC, 1979- </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>f) Union Lists of Periodicals: Union List of Scientific periodicals in Ceylon, M A P Senadeera; 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>g) Union List of S & T Periodicals in Sri Lanka Libraries; NSC, 1980 - </li></ul><ul><li>h) Union List of Economic and Social development Periodicals in SL Libraries; Centre for Development Information, 1982 - </li></ul><ul><li>i) Sri Lanka Periodical Article Index, NLDSB, 1998 - </li></ul>
  13. 13. Coverage of Theses <ul><li>Index to Postgraduate Theses (1947-2000) 3 Vol.s, NLDSB </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Theses presented for higher degrees of the University of Ceylon (1942-1992), 4 Vol.s, Uni. Of Peradeniya Library, </li></ul><ul><li>Other theses indexes by Uni. SJP (1981-1990), UoC, PGIA,PGIM, NSF, CDS, </li></ul>
  14. 14. Coverage of Newspapers <ul><li>Dept. of National Archives; List of Newspapers Published in Sri Lanka, </li></ul><ul><li>An alphabetical list of English Newspapers published in Ceylon from 1832-1960, </li></ul><ul><li>An index to the Sinhala Newspapers since 1862-1960 available with the Registrar of Books and Newspapers of the Dept. of Government Archivist, </li></ul><ul><li>An index to the Tamil and Malayalam Newspapers since 1864 to 1924 </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka Newspaper Article Index, NLDSB ,1990 - </li></ul>
  15. 15. Coverage of Conferences, Seminars etc <ul><li>NLDSB; Sri Lanka Conference Index – 1988 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>NSF,CARP Databases </li></ul><ul><li>c) Libraries of respective research institutes </li></ul>
  16. 16. Government Publications <ul><li>Index to Sessional papers 1885-1959, Govt. Printing Dept; </li></ul><ul><li>Index to Hansard, 1877-1903, 1904-1931, 1948-1972, 1972-1977, 1981-1984, Govt. Printing Dept.; </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Government Publications, NLDSB, (1990 -) </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka Standards Year book (bi-annual & online) </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka National Bibliography (Current & Retrospective) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Union Catalogues <ul><li>National Union Catalogue, NLDSB (Collection of 75 libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Union Catalogue of Purna, NSF (Collection of 35 libraries) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Major Institutions engaged in Bibliographic Control <ul><li>National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Development information, Ministry of Finance and planning </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy </li></ul>
  19. 19. Main Library Collections of Sri Lankan Publications; <ul><li>National Museum Library; (Private collections of H C P Bell, Hugh Nevile, W A De Silva, Soloman Dias Bandaranaike (Henry Blake Collection), Ven. Kalukodayawe Pannasekara (Sri Lankan Newspaper and periodical collection); Main Treasures, Blue books (1864-1938), Administrative Reports (1867 to date), Sessional Papers (1860 to date), Hansard (1863 – to date ) National Museum Palm leaf collection (largest in the country; Sinhala, Pali, Sanskrit, Burmese, Telegu, Tamil languages; Subjects – Buddhism, literature, History, indigenous medicine, astrology, folklore etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>National Archives Collection; ( Some copies of Records of Portuguese Period (1505-1640), Records of Dutch Period (1640-1796), Records of British Period (1796-1948), Govt Gazettes (1802 onwards, Blue Books (1821-1935), Sessional papers (1862 onwards), Administrative Reports (1867 onwards), Hanzards ( 1870 onwards), Sri Lankan publications (1885 onwards) </li></ul><ul><li>National Library Collection ; SL Publications from 1976 onwards, D E Hettiarachchi Collection, M H Peter Silva Collection, Martin Wickramasinghe Collection, Palm leaf collection, Peter Wijesinghe Folk literature collection; </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>d) Peradeniya University Library; Special Collections: Lasely de Saram, Donald Ferguson/W A de Silva, M D Rathnasuriya, D J Kalupahana, John Blaze/ R Sri Pathmanadan, A. Pathmanabha, Charles Batuwantudawe, T W Rhys Davis, Rev. Rambukwelle Siddhartha, Andreas Nell, Lucian Janz, W. Nicholos, Sri Lankan Legal Deposit Publications (1952 onwards), Palm leaf collection (5000) </li></ul><ul><li>e) National Science and Technical Information Centre of National Science Foundation ( Sri Lanka Science Index- data base with seminar, conference reports, journal/ newspaper articles published in S & T field in Sri Lanka, Union List of S & T Periodicals in Sri Lankan Libraries,Directory of Websites, Natural Resources database </li></ul><ul><li>f) Dept. Archaeology Library: Collection of rare books and palm leaf collection </li></ul><ul><li>g) The British Library; Hugh Nevil Collection of the British Library (2227 manuscripts in Sinhala, Tamil, Malayalam and Pali), Mr K D Somadasa produced 7 volume detailed descriptive index for British Library; Sri Lankan publications received under legal deposit law from 185 to 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>h) The Library of Congress; Selected Sri Lankan publications collected by the Library of Congress New Delhi regional office are deposited in the Library of Congress </li></ul>
  21. 21. Online Access of Sri Lankan Publications <ul><li>National Union Catalogue of National Library & Documentation Centre ( www.natlib.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Library Catalogue ( www.natlib.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation Union Catalogue ( www.nsf.ac.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka Journals ( www.sljol.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>British Library Catalogue ( http://catalogue.bl.uk ) </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>f) Library of Congress Catalog ( http://catalog.loc.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>g) Peradeniya University Library Catalogue ( www.lib.pdn.ac.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>h) Colombo University Library Catalogue ( www.cmb.ac.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>i) Ruhuna University Library Catalogue ( www.lib.ruh.ac.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>j) Moratuwa University Library Catalogue ( www.mrt.ac.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>k) Dept. of National Archives Catalogue ( www.archives.gov.lk ) </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>l) Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research policy ( www.carp.lk ) </li></ul><ul><li>m) University of California ( www.srilankaresearch.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>n) WorldCat ( www.worldcat.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>o) INFOMINE ( http://infomine.ucr.edu ) </li></ul><ul><li>p) Web of Science ( http://thomsonreuteurs.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>q) other </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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