"The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition report was produced for OCLC's worldwide membership to examine the significant issues and trends impacting OCLC, libraries, museums, archives and other allied organizations, both now and in the future. The scan provides a high-level view of the information landscape, intended both to inform and stimulate discussion about future strategic directions. " [via CF&A, PedroF]
"Libraries are ideally placed to continue to build relationships and to provide the services that create value to their communities, and which corroborate their role as trusted hubs of community and learning."
"Perhaps it’s time to coin a new term to use in a seamless computing environment. Rather than “connect” or be “connected,” people will “context” or be “contexted.”In an infosphere that continues to get larger and more diverse, context will be ever more important. (...) the people and institutions that acted as guides to content disappeared into a virtual world and have not been replaced in any meaningful way."