Communications of the Association for Information Systems


Scientific knowledge is increasingly being stored online. A large number of infrastructures that provide access to scientific knowledge are now available on the Internet. They range from online journals to collaboratories and logic servers. This article examines a variety of such infrastructures and derives implications for their further evolution. It assesses their impact on the way that scientists will create, organize and integrate knowledge. In parallel, the article illustrates how online content may become more adaptive and structured. The text consists of individually marked sections that are assembled dynamically to the needs of each reader on different levels of detail.