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Final Report Now Available: “Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative”

(via INFOdocket.com)

From an FDLP E-Mail:

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has received the final report from Ithaka S + R (Ithaka), who was contracted to develop practical and sustainable models for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). GPO appreciates the comments that were submitted by members of our community during Ithaka’s study of the FDLP. We plan to build on these comments as we continue our future visioning and modeling process.

GPO has reproduced an archived version of the Ithaka study Web site in PDF format on the FDLP Desktop and has posted the previously released draft documents, public comments, and final modeling report to GPO. We look forward to obtaining comments and feedback from more participants in our depository library network. We plan to use these comments as part of the foundation to build on as we continue our future visioning and modeling process.

The deadline for submission of comments is September 16, 2011.

Comments submitted through this site will be made available on the FDLP Desktop in preparation for the Thursday, October 20, 2011 day-long discussion, “Creating Our Shared Vision: Roles and Opportunities in the FDLP.” We also encourage you to join us for the Fall 2011 Federal Depository Library Conference and DLC Meeting.

Read the Complete Report (PDF)

All “Future Direction of the FDLP: Modeling Initiative” Files

The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

“By an overwhelming margin, technology experts and stakeholders participating in a survey fielded by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center believe that innovative forms of online cooperation could result in more efficient and responsive for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies by the year 2020…. This publication is part of a Pew Research Center series that captures people’s expectations for the future of the Internet, in the process presenting a snapshot of current attitudes.”

The Future of the Internet III

Pew has the results of a new survey on the Future of the Internet. This is their third. See the story Internet Evolution: The Future of the Internet III (12/14/2008) with summaries, or the
complete report: The Future of the Internet III, Janna Quitney Anderson, Elon University and Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 14, 2008. (PDF, 138pp).

And then visit the Imagining the Internet site:

The Elon University/Pew Internet Project site Imagining the Internet: A History and Forecast is a multi-section resource containing thousands of pages. It exposes future possibilities while simultaneously providing a peek back at the past. In it, you will find the words of thousands of people from every corner of the world, from today and from yesterday, making thousands of predictive pronouncements about the future of humankind.

Experts can be notoriously inaccurate at predicting the future, but it is fascinating to read what people like Howard Rheingold, Susan Crawford, danah boyd, Seth Finkelstein, David Brin, and many more are thinking about.