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Contents

1     A Revolution in the Tools of Scientific and Engineering Research 1
    Introduction, 1
    Digital Tools, 2
    Challenges to the Institutions of Research, 5
    Virtual Communities of Researchers?, 7
2     The Research Process in a Digital World 9
    Introduction, 9
    Observation and Inquiry, 11
    Creativity and Analysis, 12
    Collaboration, 13
    Experimentation and Simulation, 15
    Data Archiving and Access, 17
    Publishing and Dissemination: The Changing Meaning of Research Communications, 19
    A Future of Continued Innovation, 22
3     A Digital Infrastructure to Support Tomorrow's Research Communities 24
    Introduction, 24
    Local (Institutional) Infrastructure, 26
    National Infrastructure, 29


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