The development of an openly available layer of scholarly and scientific content requires access to all types of output from the scholarly and scientific process. Interoperable and sustainable infrastructure components are invaluable elements and the content should be clearly licensed for re-use. Open Knowledge will improve the discoverability and re-usability of content across the sectors, to the benefit of higher education and research and will help the (European) knowledge economy to move forward.
In Autumn 2013, scoping sessions took place with experts to discuss their views around the value of making knowledge open and the steps which need to be taken to achieve this.
These discussions are collected in the Knowledge Exchange discussion paper on Open Knowledge.
With thanks to:
- Hans Bennis - Meertens Institute
- Rachel Bruce Jisc
- Daniel Mietchen Open Knowledge Foundation
- Arthur van der Molen University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam
- Leo Plugge Scientific and technical advisory council SURF
- Mogens Sandfær Technical Information Centre Denmark
for sharing their views and Nicola Yeeles for writing the text.