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Is there such a thing as sustainable infodiversity?

Corrigan, Ray (2007). Is there such a thing as sustainable infodiversity? In: Researching open content in education, 30-31 October 2007, Milton Keynes, UK.

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Abstract

Do we need a kind of sustainable infodiversity in our global knowledge store, equivalent to a sustainable biodiversity in our physical and ecological environment? In 2001, Edward O. Wilson proposed a five plan to counteract the collective ignorance that is contributing to the destruction of our environment:

• survey the world’s biodiversity

• create biological wealth

• promote sustainable development

• save what remains

• restore the wild lands

We could conceive of a parallel plan to foster a sustainable infodiversity in the context of our global store of information and knowledge.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Open content; access to knowledge; sustainability; infodiversity; intellectual property; public domain
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 10300
Depositing User: Ray Corrigan
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10300
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