"The 21st century will be seen as a cultural dark age unless urgent action is taken to preserve Britain's electronically published heritage for future generations, Britain's national libraries have warned."
"They say the lack of any strategy for archiving the rapidly increasing amount of material published on the internet, on CD-Rom and on DVD means vital documents are being lost to the nation forever."
"More than 60,000 commercial items were published electronically in the UK last year, and that number is forecast to increase fivefold by 2005. Non-commercial items, such as the majority of the UK's 2.95 million websites, add enormously to this figure." (from The Sunday Herald)