The electronic library: a review

Nick Joint (Nick Joint is a Subject Librarian at the Andersonian Library, at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.)
Derek Law (Derek Law is the Director of Information Strategy, at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 December 2000


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.



Joint, N. and Law, D. (2000), "The electronic library: a review", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 9, pp. 428-435.

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