The WWW Philosophy Virtual Library is located at the University of Bristol, hosted jointly by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Learning and Research Technology. This Virtual Library section is now provided in collaboration with SOSIG, the Social Science Information Gateway.
The SOSIG Internet Catalogue offers access to thousands of high quality Internet resources, each selected and described by academic librarians and subject specialists. These WWW VL pages serve as Philosophy-specific view into the larger SOSIG catalogue. Other sections of SOSIG are also likely to be of interest - visit the SOSIG home page at http://www.sosig.ac.uk/ for access to the full catalogue.
The central WWW VL site at vlib.org provides a hierarchically organised directory of the WWW Virtual Library. See the 'about the Virtual Library' pages to learn more about the Virtual Library project.
The Mozilla Open Directory Project also attempts to provides an open, community driven Web directory. For quality guidelines, software and research relating to the management of high-quality distributed Internet catalogues such as SOSIG, see the DESIRE and ROADS projects. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have recently developed a framework for resource description on the Web that will make it easier to build and interconnect catalogues such as these, as part of their Semantic Web Activity.