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Monday, February 04, 2008

OA and universities as intellectual infrastructure

Gavin Baker, Free Culture and the University: Innovation, Information Sharing, and the Future of the Academy, a presentation at Knowledge Rights and Information Sharing in the 21st Century (University of Central Florida, January 30 - February 1, 2008). Excerpt from slides:
  • An institution to address the needs of the knowledge society
  • Universities as the intellectual, cultural, and innovative infrastructure of society
  • Like public roads & parks, their product should be free
The Free University
  • Open access to research publications & proceedings
  • Open access to research data
  • Open educational resources
  • Free & open source software
  • Open access to library holdings
  • Open standards & file formats
  • Socially responsible patent policies
  • The values of free culture are the values of academia
  • To fulfill their mission, universities must put their values into practice in their own administration