Stu Weibel, Tim Berners-Lee chat about major trends in the information landscape, their impact on use and access to public information

As part of an OCLC environmental scan of the Library and Information communities, OCLC Researcher Stuart Weibel spoke with Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), regarding his perspectives on major trends in the information landscape and their impact on use and access to public information. The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan will be available to the OCLC membership by the end of this year.

In the course of their conversation, Stu and Tim touched on technical standards and intellectual property rights in the context of the Web as a strategic technology for libraries.  They also discussed the Semantic Web activity, incentives to adopt common vocabularies and encoding standards, and institutional repositories such as DSpace.

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Stu Weibel
Consulting Research Scientist
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Communications & Programs Manager
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