Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition (2003)

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.

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Introduction (PDF, 429kb)
Social landscape (PDF, 1.6MB)
Economic landscape (PDF, 1.5MB)
Technology landscape (PDF, 2.7MB)
Research and learning landscape (PDF, 1.6MB)
Library landscape (PDF, 9.4MB)
Future frameworks (PDF, 7.5MB)

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English (PDF, 12MB)
Arabic/English (PDF, 12MB)
Spanish (PDF, 8.01MB)
French (PDF, 7.2MB)
Chinese Traditional (PDF, 7.4MB)
Chinese Simplified (PDF, 8.4MB)
Portuguese (PDF, 7.5MB)

Suggested citation:

De Rosa, Cathy, Lorcan Dempsey, and Alane Wilson. 2003. The 2003 OCLC Environmental Scan: Pattern Recognition. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC.  https://www.oclc.org/research/publications/all/environmental-scan.html