The following suite of pages will describe the current trends and disruptive influences affecting researchers, both in the traditional publication network and the larger scholarly network.
The many significant changes brought about by technology have altered the roles and responsibilities of all participants within the Information Lifecycle of discipline support systems. Some proposed solutions appear to be becoming Best Practices across all disciplines, some behaviors are adopted as discipline-specific techniques, and other areas have no obvious and long-term viable infrastructure solutions.
Stakeholders across all interests need to develop reasonable peer review and distribution mechanisms when appropriate, but also provide less expensive storage and retrieval options for teaching materials, research data, and other born digital materials.
The library intends to collaborate with information producers, authors, editors, publishers, aggregators, and readers in order to design appropriate platforms and functionality for the new and powerful discovery and navigation possibilities.