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Developing the hybrid library: progress to date in the National Library of Scotland

Developing the hybrid library: progress to date in the National Library of Scotland The key roles of national libraries in terms of acquisition, retention, preservation and providing access to materials are considered, first of all in terms of printed materials and then in terms of electronic materials. The current situation regarding the legal deposit of electronic materials in selected countries, including the UK, is discussed. The automation history of the National Library of Scotland, founded in 1925 but with a history dating back to the 1680s, is outlined and current initiatives, internal as well as external, towards the development of a hybrid library are described. The importance of collaboration in meeting the challenges is emphasised. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Electronic Library Emerald Publishing

Developing the hybrid library: progress to date in the National Library of Scotland

The Electronic Library , Volume 18 (1): 11 – Feb 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-0473
DOI
10.1108/02640470010320452
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Abstract

The key roles of national libraries in terms of acquisition, retention, preservation and providing access to materials are considered, first of all in terms of printed materials and then in terms of electronic materials. The current situation regarding the legal deposit of electronic materials in selected countries, including the UK, is discussed. The automation history of the National Library of Scotland, founded in 1925 but with a history dating back to the 1680s, is outlined and current initiatives, internal as well as external, towards the development of a hybrid library are described. The importance of collaboration in meeting the challenges is emphasised.

Journal

The Electronic LibraryEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 2000

Keywords: Libraries; Acquisitions (library materials); Preservation; Electronic publishing; Online retrieval; Scotland

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