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An information-rich environment

Many of yesterday’s limitations on research and learning are being swept away by the Internet. It presents an opportunity for unlimited dissemination of information at virtually no cost beyond that of providing it to the first reader.

The signs of change are apparent:

Many of yesterday’s limitations on research and learning are being swept away by the Internet. It presents an opportunity for unlimited dissemination of information at virtually no cost beyond that of providing it to the first reader.

As a result, the ways researchers study complex questions and share their data and findings are adapting. For example:

By seamlessly linking data, knowledge, and scholars, the emerging research environment promises to stimulate and accelerate discovery — and ultimately to fuel advances beyond the realm of scholarship.

The new digital scholarship gives scholars the potential to collaborate in dynamic new ways:

Clearly, a new era of digital scholarship is upon us.