We are only beginning to discover how much the humanities have to contribute to the kind of world-building in which computer science, with its push to develop new tools and platforms, is now engaged.
The open-access movement, fueled by the digital revolution, is transforming the business of scholarly communication, affecting the entire value chain.
In the last several decades there has been tremendous growth in the amount of digital content created by libraries, publishers, cultural institutions, and the general public in an effort to make content broadly accessible and useful.
An old tale, said to arise from Zen Buddhist tradition, recalls an ancient monastery's abbot who kept a practice of teaching the novices each evening.
In January 1993, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) released Mosaic, the web browser that led to the Internet boom of the 1990s.
The commercial is indelibly etched into some part of my brain: a well-dressed couple follows an architect through the hallways of a high-rise office building.
The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among U.S. librarians, scholars, educators, and technologists since the early 1990s.
When major research libraries pooled resources in 2008 to launch HathiTrust—today one of the largest collaborative library initiatives in the world—they knew that they were on to something big.
When the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued its February 22, 2013, memorandum directing science agencies with more than $100 million per year of sponsored research funds to create public-access policies for research outputs (both publications and data),1 it enumerated the variety of public and private players in the complicated world of research and scholarly publishing.