Open Content, Open Access and Open Source?

Amory, Alan M and Dubbeld, Catherine and Peters, Dale P Open Content, Open Access and Open Source? Ingede: Journal of African Scholarship, 2004, vol. 1, n. 2. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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Higher education institutions have been subjected to two different phases of commodification, in the conversion of intellectual activity into intellectual capital, and in the conversion of instruction itself into commercially viable proprietary products that can be owned and bought and sold in the market. Despite the onslaught of neo-commodification, the scholarly processes of research, teaching and learning are today mostly “born digital”, and exist only in electronic format. Electronic communication presents a growing challenge for the scholarly community to develop new organisational, technical and economic models that address the limitations on access typical of the print information environment. In this paper we will briefly look at a number of issues related to the functions of a university (teaching and learning on the one side and research on the other) that threaten the sustainability and growth of scholarship.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: FLOSS; open access; scholarly communication; institutional repository
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EE. Intellectual freedom.
Depositing user: Dale Peters
Date deposited: 26 Apr 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07


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