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  • Fabulous facts

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

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