What is the hybrid library?

@article{Oppenheim1999WhatIT,
  title={What is the hybrid library?},
  author={Charles Oppenheim and Daniel Smithson},
  journal={J. Information Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={25},
  pages={97-112}
}
The hybrid library is a term that has entered the parlance of the library and information profession in the past three years. It is viewed as a halfway step towards the fully digital library. In this paper, the history of the concept is outlined, together with the important influence the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) has had in funding hybrid library projects. A proposed model of the hybrid library was developed and was shown to the eLib hybrid library projects. Reactions to the model… CONTINUE READING

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