New infrastructures and frameworks for knowledge creation and diffusion

Ferreira, Pedro New infrastructures and frameworks for knowledge creation and diffusion., 2007 . In Berlin 5 Open Access: From practice to impact: Consequences of Knowledge dissemination, Padova (Italy), 19-21 September. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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In the Information age, the creation, absorption and diffusion of knowledge become fundamental tasks that all economic agents need to master. As a consequence, knowledge management is at the heart of the dynamic evolution of today's institutions. In addition, institutions organize themselves into networks that share information and knowledge worldwide according to pre-established sets of rules that define property rights. Developing and using novel mechanisms that facilitate establishing such webs of knowledge emerge as key activities for attaining widespread success in the XXI Century. These mechanisms define ways for knowledge creators and receivers to interact and to share information. The implementation of these mechanisms usually requires both heavy technology and large numbers of people whose costs need to be carefully accounted for. Different ways to sustainably provision such costs have been analyzed in recent times and concepts like open access, open source and free software developed along with the idea of installing large, and distributed, digital repositories of information over broadband communication systems. Europe as a whole and European countries individually are steadily moving along a coherent path that can certainly lead to establishing world-class Pan-European knowledge management programs and structures as ways to help fulfill the objectives of a renewed Lisbon agenda. Policy making in this respect can now work as the best trigger to support and propel next steps. Additional effort to raise the issue of open access digital repositories to the top of national and regional political agendas must thus become a priority.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: knowledge management, information sharing, policy making
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: E-LIS Italian Staff
Date deposited: 11 Dec 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/10837

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