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1 Dealing with the Stuff: the Hybrid Library View Stephen Pinfield University of Birmingham

2 King Saul Therefore they enquired of the Lord further, if the man should yet come thither. And the Lord answered, Behold, he hath hid himself among the stuff. (1 Samuel 10:22 AV)

3 Dealing with the Stuff: the Users View

4 Defining the hybrid library

5 The Library TRADITIONAL HYBRID VIRTUAL

6 The Hybrid Library should be......designed to bring a range of technologies from different sources together in the context of a working library, and also to begin to explore integrated systems and services in both the electronic and print environments. Chris Rusbridge D-Lib July/August 1998

7 Hybrid Library The hybrid library as process… …integration of the stuff… …seamlessness...

8 The Stuff: a random list Type: Abstracts and Indexes Catalogues Union catalogues Reference sources Serials Monographs etc., etc. Formats: Databases CD-ROMs Web sites Paper Microform Cassette etc., etc.

9 Hybrid Library development Not just: Integration of electronic sources Software product Show us yer hybrid library! Hybrid library projects: building models, creating exemplars of and developing specific products for the hybrid library

10 Hybrids:

11 HyLiFe Hybrid Library of the Future Lead sites: CERLIM at Manchester MU & University of Northumbria at Newcastle Plus other consortium partners User and evaluation focus - development of 6 hybrid library interfaces for different user groups in different institutions

12 MAnaging the hybrid LIbrary for the Benefit of Users Lead site: Kings College London, Oxford and Southampton Universities Plus other consortium members / partners Humanities focus - developing hybrid library prototypes for the humanities. Organisation and Management focus - development of models MALIBU

13 HeadLine Hybrid Electronic Access and Delivery in the Library Networked Environment Lead site: London School of Economics Plus other consortium partners Economics and business focus - creating hybrid library environment for wide range of different resources

14 BUILDER Birmingham University Integrated Library Development and Electronic Resource Lead site: University of Birmingham Plus a number of partners Institutional focus - developing a model of the hybrid library within an institution

15 Agora Lead site: University of East Anglia Plus other partners Infrastructural focus - development of a Hybrid Library Management System - implementation of the MODELS Information Architecture

16 Hybrid Library Themes Interconnectivity and interoperability Authentication and authorisation Personalisation of the Information Landscape Cultural and organisational issues Links with other eLib Phase 3 strands: Z39.50, digital preservation

17 Hybrid Library Themes Interconnectivity and interoperability

18 BROKER / GLUE USER INTERFACE - WEB stuff

19 API Application Programming Interface …a set of functions and procedures, and enables a program to gain access to facilities within an application… [This] enables users to customize the application for their own purposes and to integrate the application into a customized development environment. Valerie Illingworth (ed.) Dictionary of Computing 4th ed. Oxford: OUP, 1996.

20 Hybrid Library Themes Interconnectivity and interoperability Authentication and authorisation

21 Authentication they are who they say there are Authorisation they can use x but not y Local systems Other systems suppliers national international

22 Hybrid Library Themes Interconnectivity and interoperability Authentication and authorisation Personalisation of the Information Landscape

23 Personalisation Metadata management broad view of metadata - data about data - records created / managed by library describing the stuff Integration of metadata metadata indexes, OPAC, interoperability with other metadata databases Matching metadata with user data a view of the stuff which is more relevant

24 Hybrid Library Themes Interconnectivity and interoperability Authentication and authorisation Personalisation of the Information Landscape Cultural and organisational issues

25 Partnerships Within the academic institution Library and computing service Library, computing service and registry …and academic departments Outside the institution Other HE institutions and libraries Other non-HE libraries Data providers, system suppliers and publishers

26 (Hybrid) Library and the Stuff Acquisition Preservation Access Sir Anthony Kenny Foreword in Towards the digital library Leona Carpenter, Simon Shaw and Andrew Prescott (eds). London: British Library, 1998, pp. 5-9.

27 And King Saul...? Full of good intentions… but... Could not work out what was expected of him Became mentally unstable Died trying to fight-off an invasion by the Philistines

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