Intellectual and Economic Property
||There's a range of issues to be considered and settled; the
scholarly community, because it shares a common situation
(for the most part, non-monetary gains from the dissemination of
works), has an opportunity to reach some consensus.
Egalitarianism v. Elitism||There's a danger
in how an online "canon" can shut out diverse voices; yet
online projects can bring to light texts that might
otherwise be lost.
Academic Legitimacy||Peer review protocols are
crucial in creating
a hierarchy of publications to mirror the hierarchy that
academics are now accustomed to.
Librarianship||Librarians will continue to
adapt cataloging rules and format standards to the electronic
world; selection and description will be the key value
librarians add to online information.
Societal Implications||A focus on
changes in academia and scholarship; strong
consensus for strict review systems to confer
legitimacy while at the same time allowing
for a spectrum of formality.