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Embracing digital scholarship

The opportunities and competitive demands of scholarship in this new environment are here to stay. Practices that made sense in the print environment must now be reconsidered and adapted to the possibilities of digital scholarship.

The opportunities and competitive demands of scholarship in this new environment are here to stay. Practices that made sense in the print environment must now be reconsidered and adapted to the possibilities of digital scholarship:

Researchers, research centers, universities and their libraries, societies, research funders — all are partners in change. Institutions are supporting digital scholarship by building and supporting modern information and technology infrastructures. At Harvard University, for example, both the Arts and Sciences and Law faculties have voted to make their research articles freely available in the institution's open digital repository.

While it is important to retain the best elements of our legacy, many old ways are yielding to new norms and new opportunities brought by digital scholarship.

To explore how scholarly communication is adapting to these changes, visit New Modes.