From The Draft Report: Challenges
. . . we have yet to realize the promise of our digital
libraries, beyond convenience of access and the raw power of aggregation.
The existence of these libraries, then, poses a
challenge: how do we use the digital library to ask new
questions and answer old ones? Meeting that challenge will—increasingly, over the next generation—involve not
only access to the materials of the humanities and
social sciences in digital form, but also the use of tools
that turn that access into insight.