Hybrid-Libraries: Advanced systems and services for access to physical-virtual information sites


The goal of this project is to study the user interaction with hybrid information domains, e.g. combinations of conventional and digital libraries, through a common user interface. This research is based upon recent developments in computer technology, such as wireless networks and mobile computing. We plan on creating a prototype based on reusable technologies and novel services in order to study phenomena of the interaction between users and the several aspects of a hybrid information environment. This system, coded under the name HAL (Hybrid Academic Library), will be installed in the University of Patras' academic library.

Period of Time
From July of 2005 to July of 2008.
Financial Entity
Greek Ministry of Science and Technology
Project Leader
  • Nikolaos Avouris
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