We encourage you to participate in tomorrow's FEDLINK Membership Meeting
sessions, where we are seeking input on two important topics in morning
and afternoon break-out sessions.  Cybercast is available, and input can
be emailed to us if you are unable to attend in person (details below).

Input on FEDLINK processes and services will be sought in the morning.
The afternoon session includes a presentation on trends in the Content
Industry by Outsell, Inc.'s Vice-President and Lead Analyst, Leslie
Jacobs, followed by break-out discussions of trends affecting federal
libraries. Leslie is beginning to concentrate on analyzing the
government sector's production of and use of content.  We urge you to
attend tomorrow or watch the cybercast and participate in the break-out
session following Leslie's presentation, so we can give her good
information about your challenges and concerns.

Beginning at 10:40 in the morning, the FEDLINK Advisory Council (FAC)
will faciliate break-out sessions seeking input on the FEDLINK program
processes and services.  Questions and an email address are posted at .  The cybercast
address is - - if you
visit it today, you can test your connection by logging into the OCLC
Users Group meeting.

The Outsell portion of the day begins at 1:00.  The questions for the
break-out sessions at 2:10 are attached in Word and are included below.
Cybercast participants and others can email replies to [log in to unmask] .
Feedback from this session will also be important to our OCLC Members
Council representatives at their next meeting in Columbus, OH.  We
welcome your participation.  Your voice matters!

Trends in Federal Libraries Discussion Topics (email to [log in to unmask]
What are the key trends affecting your library ...

1. ... arising in your agency?  Consider such points as Human
Resources/organizational trends, budget and your agency's technological

2. ... arising government-wide?  Are there trends that will affect you
later that you haven't touched on in #1?

3. ... in the external environment, such as the content industry and