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2b Intellectual Property [Cancelled]
7b Hybrid Libraries--Bringing the Physical and Digital Together
The distinction between the digital library and the physical or traditional library is a divisive construction, as both are facets of tomorrow's research library the "Hybrid Library." This is the broadest sense of the use of that term--not just referring to federated searching as is often the case, but to the hybridization of services and library culture as we develop new technologies. Some libraries are focusing on digital collection development and some are focusing on collection discovery. No library can continue to support the model where only a handful of individuals are involved in digital endeavors and the remainder often feel either excluded or unable to participate. The Hybrid Library also cannot be developed by abandoning traditional library practices and values or by placing undue emphasis on individual digital initiatives. Success depends as much upon thoughtful integration of traditional and digital service priorities as it does upon developing scaleable repository structures, production centers, and search technologies. To do this, the organization and culture of libraries will shift as we redefine core activities, service models, and staff roles alongside new technological infrastructures.
This panel discussion will focus on two aspects of the development of the Hybrid Library:
1. The technological infrastructure and user services that we need to develop that provide integrated access to physical and digital collections, whether local or licensed; and
2. The cultural change that is necessary for a library to work with both physical and digital collections in local collection building, cataloging, collection access, and reference.
Session 10c Establishing
Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Libraries
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