VALA2000 Plenary 1 Rusbridge

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Dealing with diversity: hybrid libraries and the Distributed National Resource

VALA 2000 PLENARY 1: Chris Rusbridge
Wednesday 16 February 2000, 09:00 – 10:15

Chris Rusbridge

eLib Programme Director, UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib),
University of Warwick, UK

VALA Keynote speaker

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Over the past 5 years or so the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) working on behalf of UK Higher Education has sponsored a series of initiatives in the field of electronic information. The main aim of the paper is to illustrate how this has led through successive refinements via the idea of the hybrid library, and through this to the Distributed National Electronic Resource (the DNER). Some links with related work in Australia are mentioned.