Dr. Warnick: Thank you for that introduction. I want to thank Herbert Guttemeir for inviting me to make this special presentation. It is my pleasure to be back before the ICSTI General Assembly to talk about this opportunity to accelerate global knowledge diffusion. It was one year ago at the ICSTI General Assembly at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, that I introduced the concept of a global science gateway. The British Library embraced the vision.