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  • 1. Scholarly information in a digital age  choices for the University of Melbourne Fabulous factoids to quote and consider
  • 2. Social networking: active user accounts
  • 3. The rise of collaborative commons Source: Dietmar Offenhuber and Judith Donath, MIT http://web.media.mit.edu/~dietmar/myspace.html
  • 4. More refereed journals are digital-only Source: Richard K Johnson and Judy Luther “The E-Only Tipping Point for Journals http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/Electronic_Transition.pdf
  • 5. Records in WorldCat global libary catalogue Source: www.oclc.org/worldcat/statistics/default.htm
  • 6. OCLC’s WorldCat global library catalogue
    • Number of libraries: 60,000
    • Bibliographic records: 98,765,513
    • A record is added: Every 10 seconds
    • Number of holdings: 1,219,355,469
    • Representing: 112 countries & territories
    • 470+ languages and dialects
    • WorldCat is searched: Every second
    • Requests are fulfilled: Every 4 seconds
    Source: www.oclc.org/worldcat/statistics/default.htm
  • 7. Growth of the web 1995-2007 (log scale) Source: Jakob Nielsen www.useit.com/alertbox/web-growth.html
  • 8. More information
    • More information:
    • Information Futures Commission
    • Level 5, Raymond Priestley
    • Phone 8344 7257
    • Email [email_address]
    • Web www.informationfutures.unimelb.edu.au
  • 9. © Copyright The University of Melbourne 2008