Developing a Borderless Hybrid Library: Shanghai Experience
VALA 2004 PLENARY 4: Wu Jianzhong
Director, Shanghai Library, China
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Since the new building opened in 1996, the Shanghai Library has strived to create a borderless hybrid library. Taking advantage of the consolidation of the Shanghai Library and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai (ISTIS), the new institution has developed a knowledge service system in an all-round way for the general public, for the research and business community, and for the policy-makers and legislators, and also a digital library system to integrate all the conventional and electronic resources and to extend the hybrid services to all the libraries in Shanghai. The presentation will focus on the library’s innovative, integrative and interactive hybrid services as well as some technical development including Chinese metadata and cataloguing programs.