Open Knowledge

A study of open knowledge, including exchange, re-use, barriers to, culture of sharing & promotion of interoperability

1 November 2013 - 1 November 2013,  00:00 - 00:00, 

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.

‘Open knowledge' is the power to promote fast, creative innovation by allowing an idea to leave your hands. Essentially, something is ‘open' if anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute it.

Key findings / outcome report download

Knowledge Exchange Discussion Paper on Open Knowledge
1 November 2013

Knowledge Exchange Discussion Paper on Open Knowledge

Purpose: Report. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.47509

File type: PDF


A collaboration between

  • dfg
  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
  • deff