The future of research

From Language Log, Mark Liberman offers one of the most succinct explanations for why tech literacy is becoming critical for scholars of all disciplines. His notes from an NSF-sponsored workshop in Phoenix:
"By 2015, all publicly-funded research products and primary resources will be readily available, accessible, and usable via common infrastructure and tools through space, time, and across disciplines, stages of research, and modes of human expression."
Both Mike and I focus on developing tools and techniques for this new milieu; the mystery is how to engage our colleagues. I'm always asked to help senior faculty with things like email, but I'm also often surprised by the lack of tech saavy (or even interest) among grad students.

How do we help social science prepare for a digital academy? How do we raise awareness that it is going to happen?

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