What can be done with the very large digital collections generated by mass digitization projects? What services do scholars need? How do we manage digital collections when the material is abundant rather than selective? What systems or infrastructure is necessary to provide services and materials to scholars?
To address these questions, CLIR in November 2007 convened a meeting of humanists, librarians, and computer scientists, along with representatives from government agencies, private funders, and Google. A meeting report, written by Gregory Crane, professor of classics at Tufts University, and Amy Friedlander, director of programs at CLIR, is now available at http://www.clir.org/activities/digitalscholar/index.html.
CLIR has also initiated a discussion forum on the topic, accessible from the report's home page.