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The electronic library : a review

Joint, N. and Law, D. (2000) The electronic library : a review. Library Review, 49 (9). pp. 428-435. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

A number of distinct types of "electronic library now exist. The term has shed the vagueness with which it has been used in the past. Moreover, certain forms of electronic library service will prove more effective and durable than others. The most successful form of electronic library will reproduce the functionality of the traditional library, but must also fully exploit the unique features of electronic information provision.