ERIC Number: ED450787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Towards the Hybrid Library: Developments in UK Higher Education.
Rusbridge, Chris; Royan, Bruce
This paper outlines the efforts of the United Kingdom (UK) Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to help UK higher education institutions deal with the growing diversity of information resources. These efforts are based on two strands: the Electronic Libraries Program and the development of the JISC collections. These strands are now coming together as JISC concentrates on developing a Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) and encourages organizations to harmonize and facilitate access to this and a plethora of other resources, digital and conventional, through the model of the hybrid library. Programs described include: Agora, a standards-based broker system suitable for hybrid library use; BUILDER, a system that exploits synergies in institutional resources to deliver innovative services; HeadLine, a project concerned with tailoring information landscapes; HYLIFE, a project that demonstrates the wide variety of solutions appropriate for different groups of users; and MALIBU, a project that developed a pre-prototype searching agent allowing cross searching of World Wide Web sites, as well as two models of the hybrid library. (Contains 33 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Services, Information Systems, Library Development, Models, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/001-142e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom