Democratizing Open Knowledge is a three-year program at the Library Innovation Lab to explore the goals articulated in Harvard Library’s Advancing Open Knowledge strategy from a decentralized and generative perspective. If you like what you see here and want to collaborate, get in touch!
In “Advancing Open Knowledge,” Harvard Library outlines three strategic goals for libraries:
Diversify and Expand Access to Knowledge
The information globe is still dominated by the wealthiest nations and by inequitable systems of producing and sharing knowledge that are not representative of all voices.
Enhance Discovery and Engagement
We are witnessing a rise in disinformation, coupled with distrust of sources established as trustworthy. Information discovery mechanisms are also far from ideal.
Preserve for the Future
Preservation of information, particularly digital information, is an unsolved problem: information can be here today and gone tomorrow….”