For most scholars, the ways research is conducted, conveyed, and shared are far different today than just a few years ago. Yet these changes only hint at the technology-driven transformation of scholarship that is on the horizon.
As an academic researcher, you’ve probably had reactions like these to the barriers — large and small — that impede your work. To fully benefit from digital scholarship, it is important that these kinds of distractions be reduced or eliminated.
"I devote a lot of time and energy to the publishing process - as a reviewer and as an author. Are my efforts being fully rewarded if the published work ultimately is locked up and available only to those with access to the largest research libraries?"