Open Educational Resources

October 16, 2006

The ways scientists share and use research are changing rapidly, fundamentally, and irreversibly. The signs are plain to see. E-mail and a growing range of other network technologies efficiently and rapidly link researchers from around the globe and enhance informal communication. Most scientific literature is now created in digital form and, in nearly every discipline, some scholarship is digital-only or can be fully understood only in digital form. Google has cataloged more than eight billion web pages and a billion images, and is now undertaking to digitize books on a scale that previously seemed unthinkable.


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