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A group of eager dot-commers crowd around a computer monitor, watching sales build, one user at a time, as a newborn company website creeps onto the information superhighway. This television advertising scene underscores the need for infrastructure to support web sales.

At the opposite end of the e-commerce spectrum, the goal of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through online technology. People's "experiences" with the NSDL, not their "online purchases," will point the way toward the development of a fabric for joining and multiplying the impact of NSDL, which focuses on technical infrastructure and community networking. Outreach activities for what will become the largest heterogeneous public digital library in a post–dot-com world has turned the question, "If we build it, who will come," into "If we don't build it with them, will they ever come?"
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