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 assumed I could give copies of my article to my students and colleagues. Now I find out I have to request permission from my publisher - and there may be a fee! Isn’t there an alternative?”