From The Draft Report: Challenges (cont.)
We in the humanities and social sciences cannot depend
on our colleagues in computer science or engineering to
build these tools for us . . . . [and] we cannot depend on
commercial interests to develop the software tools that we need. .
. . If
weĺ─˘re going to realize the promise of the digital
library, weĺ─˘re going to have to do it for ourselves . . . and weĺ─˘re
going to need support systems for that development
effortĺ─ţresearch centers that are national repositories of expertise,
postdoctoral programs that emphasize digital scholarship, and
graduate programs that train the rising generation.