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Library networks
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NewGenLib, provides support to two types of library networks: hierarchical and distributed. These types of networks are shown graphically below.
Hierarchial

An example of a hierarchical library networks is: The Central library of a large university and several smaller Departmental libraries. In such a use scenario, the Departmental libraries usually depend on the Central library for acquisition, cataloguing. The only function they perform autonomously is circulation.










Distributed
There are several examples of distributed library networks:
1. A University library and several affiliated college libraries,
2. A Corporate library and other libraries located in its branch offices in different cities,
3. Many libraries within a large city sharing a common subject interest, e.g., Medicine.
In the above examples, each library acts autonomously but would like to share its resources, functions and services with other in the network.

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