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While I’m currently working again within the Open Access Repositories context, I found a nice overview article about the Blended Library by Harald Reiterer, Roman Rädle, Simon Butscher and Jens Müller from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Konstanz.

The article focuses on the four projects and interactive exploration tools

  1. Blended Shelf (and its commercial successor Hybrid Bookshelf),
  2. TwisterSearch,
  3. Tiefenrausch and
  4. Expedition

and summarizes the outcomes of the research projects

  1. Blended Library and
  2. Lernort Bibliothek – Bibliotheksservice digital und real

Source: Reiterer, H., Rädle, R., Butscher, S., et al. (2016). Blended Library – neue Zugangswege zu den Inhalten wissenschaftlicher und öffentlicher Bibliotheken. Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 40(1), pp. 7-20. Retrieved 11 Apr. 2016, from doi:10.1515/bfp-2016-0010

I’m happy that my old (the first) version of the Blended Shelf is part of the recently published Blended Library Vision Video:


The video was first shown at a workshop of the University of Konstanz about the outcomes of the Blended Library Project.

At the workshop I learned that the Blended Shelf was also incorporated into the great project Quellentaucher. The Quellentaucher is part of the libros project (a project of the HCI group of the University of Konstanz where I studied and worked as research assistant). A recent video shows the impressive Quellentaucher at the Stadtbibliothek Köln and how it uses parts of the Blended Shelf to visualize literature: