More Looming Problems:
Not only does born-digital scholarship need to be based on
library-produced digital primary resources, but libraries also need to
collect the scholars' "second-generation" digital publications so that
they can become someone else's digital primary resources.
Do-it-yourselfism, where each scholar builds his or her own
digital library (and acts as his or her own publisher) leads to wasted
and duplicated effort, loss of materials and loss of confidence in digital
scholarship because, most importantly, it produces a more or less immediate
breakdown in referential integrity.