Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities

August 3, 2021|
Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities by Lucy Montgomery
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The future of the university as an open knowledge institution that institutionalizes diversity and contributes to a common resource of knowledge: a manifesto.

In this book, a diverse group of authors—including open access pioneers, science communicators, scholars, researchers, and university administrators—offer a bold proposition: universities should become open knowledge institutions, acting with principles of openness at their center and working across boundaries and with broad communities to generate shared knowledge resources for the benefit of humanity. Calling on universities to adopt transparent protocols for the creation, use, and governance of these resources, the authors draw on cutting-edge theoretical work, offer real-world case studies, and outline ways to assess universities’ attempts to achieve openness.  
 
Digital technologies have already brought about dramatic changes in knowledge format and accessibility. The book describes further shifts that open knowledge institutions must make as they move away from closed processes for verifying expert knowledge and toward careful, mediated approaches to sharing it with wider publics. It examines these changes in terms of diversity, coordination, and communication; discusses policy principles that lay out paths for universities to become fully fledged open knowledge institutions; and suggests ways that openness can be introduced into existing rankings and metrics. Case studies—including Wikipedia, the Library Publishing Coalition, Creative Commons, and Open and Library Access—illustrate key processes.
Lucy Montgomery is Professor of Knowledge Innovation at Curtin University in Australia, where she leads the Innovation in Knowledge Communication research program at the Centre for Culture and Technology. John Hartley is John Curtin Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Curtin University and Visiting Professor at the London School of Eco...
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Title:Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 0.54 in
Published:August 3, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262542432

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