The Hybrid Library Term Paper by Nicky

A research paper on the concept and development of a hybrid library.
# 145635 | 2,282 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper explores the research on the definition, implementation and development of the hybrid library, including the applications that can be utilized as well as the costs for these types of systems. The paper concludes that there is a need for integration of the hybrid library, because it will soon be demanded by library users who are used to accessing information via the Internet.

Development of the Hybrid Library

From the Paper:

"The requirements of the Hybrid Library 'Headline' includes that the software be of a modular nature and that a uniform interface is utilized which is accessible from anywhere at any time along with a single point of authentication. The user metadata module is required for allowing metadata to be provided by existing sources and the system must know where the user is in order to make the user's resources available to them. Additionally the metadata that is associated with collection level resources are to be contained within a relational database that enables ease of up-dating and elimination of efforts being duplicated."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Medina, AG, and Coso,T . (2005) "Libraries - A voyage of discovery" World Library and Information Congress: 71th IFLA General Conference and Council
  • Pearce, J. and Berko, M. (nd) Hybrid library requirements defined by HeadLine. National Library of Australia.
  • Pearce, J. and Berko, M. (nd) The Hybrid Library Revisited. National Library of Australia.
  • Rusbridge, C. and Royan, B. (2000) Toward the Hybrid Library: Development in UK Higher Education. In IFLA Council and General Conference Proceedings 66th Jerusalem, Israel, August 13-18, 20000. Online available at:
  • Hampson, A. (1999) The Impact of the Hybrid Library on Information Services Staff. Birmingham University Integrated Library Development and Electronic Resource. 14 Jan 1999. Online available at:

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

The Hybrid Library (2010, November 20) Retrieved September 28, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The Hybrid Library" 20 November 2010. Web. 28 September. 2023. <>