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Hybrid libraries
Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects (2013)
  • Karen Calhoun, Cornell University Library

This preprint of chapter 5 of Exploring Digital Libraries continues the discussion of digital collections with a detailed look at the interplay between library users, hybrid library collections and enabling technologies for hybrid library systems and services. Hybrid library collections contain non-digital, digitized and born digital resources. This chapter examines changing information-seeking behaviors and preferences, explores how they have fostered new collections strategies, and analyses the impact of both on discovery services and other enabling technologies for hybrid libraries. The chapter ends with some thoughts about the parallel but separate evolutionary paths of hybrid libraries, repositories and the web.

This preprint's final and definitive form was co-published in Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects by Facet Publishing (2014) and ALA Neal-Schuman (2014).

  • hybrid libraries,
  • information seeking,
  • library use,
  • digitization,
  • discovery systems,
  • discoverability
Publication Date
September 16, 2013
Karen Calhoun
Citation Information
Calhoun, Karen. “Hybrid libraries.” Preprint of chapter 5, submitted 16 September 2013. In Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects.