Trends in the science and information world

Tomorrow I have to teach a class for better searching for scientific information on the world wide web. In the introduction I try to highlight the major trends in research and the information landscape. I came up with the two following bullet lists.

Trends in science and research

  • Increased multidisciplinarity
  • Increasing cooperation between scientists
  • Internationalization of research
  • Need for primary data
  • More competition for same grant money

Trends in the information world

  • Increased importance of free web resources
  • From information scarcity to overload
  • After A&I databases, journal currently digitization of books
  • From bibliographic control to fulltext search
  • Open Access & Source
  • Multiformity of resources
  • User in control

I wondered if anybody has some additional suggestions for either one of these lists.