Hybrid library development at the University of Haifa Library

Jair de Marcas, Yosef Branse, Yael Golan, Iris Igra

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Describes the development of the hybrid library at the University of Haifa Library. This is an attempt to integrate disparate library resources such as the OPAC, online and networked databases, and electronic journals into a united system. Instead of separate terminals and workstations, access to library resources is facilitated through one Web interface allowing horizontal as well as vertical navigation. Additionally, linking from the library catalogue was realized. This article focuses on the goals, technology, and implementation of this scheme. The pilot project was a success, although a number of problems were detected. As a result, all workstations are being converted to the new framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalGlobal Knowledge, Memory and Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


  • Academic libraries
  • Colleges & universities
  • Computer networks
  • Digital libraries
  • Electronic library concept
  • Electronic publishing
  • Exact sciences and technology
  • Haifa University
  • Hybrid libraries
  • Information and communication sciences
  • Information retrieval systems
  • Information retrieval systems. Information and document management system
  • Information science. Documentation
  • Israel
  • Libraries
  • Library services
  • Library technology
  • Networks
  • Online data bases
  • Sciences and techniques of general use
  • University libraries


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