OCLC Shares its Strategic Vision

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "OCLC Shares its Strategic Vision", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2004.12232bab.010



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OCLC Shares its Strategic Vision

OCLC Shares its Strategic Vision

A chance to look into the future with the world's premier facilitator: (Ed.)

The nation's leading library services vendor, OCLC, has released a strategic vision report based on a document originally delivered to its board for internal planning. The 2003 Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition report reviews global issues affecting the future of libraries, museums, archives, and librarians. In breaking with tradition and releasing a version of its internal strategic thinking to members and the public at large, OCLC hopes to encourage widespread discussions, new ideas, and new action plans across the library community. The report is available in print, as an HTML document, or as seven downloadable PDF documents. Issues covered include funding alternatives, collaboration, digital archiving, e-learning, scholarly publishing, “open source” and “open access” movements, distance learning, digital rights management, Web services, etc. Each section concludes with a set of questions as to the “Implications” for librarians, which form the basis for the feedback survey posted as an interactive section on OCLC's Web site.

Source: www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040119-2.shtml

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