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Building and space issues: the German situation and solutions

Eckhard Blume (Eckhard Blume is Deputy Chief Librarian, Universitätsbibliothek, Otto‐von‐Guericke‐Uiversität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany. E‐mail: Eckhard.Blume@ Bibliothek.Uni‐
Klaus Kempf (Klaus Kempf is Head of Collections and Cataloging, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany. E‐mail: kemp@bvbnt1.bib‐

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 March 2003


For libraries, a chronic lack of space is nothing new and is an international phenomenon. It has become a truism that the rise of digital information, electronic documents and the “media revolution” has not (at least for the time being) solved the space deficit. Precisely the opposite. Space for the simultaneous use of printed and digital/multimedia information is necessary. This article considers how this complex problem is managed within the context of German libraries.



Blume, E. and Kempf, K. (2003), "Building and space issues: the German situation and solutions", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 8-20.




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