Closing keynote for the NISO Workshop on “Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities”
Libraries have historically focused on knowledge containers: books, articles, journals, web pages. Yet the future opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge will come not from new formats, or content models, but by making the knowledge of the entire community available. The scholarly conversation can extend beyond the article, to the data set, to the intellectual foment of debate and idea generation. The state of society, and our places within it can now be accessible for all. We can look forward to facilitating the knowledge society…not documenting it, or describing it, but making it happen.
A special thank you to SAGE for supporting this keynote and the workshop.