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Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge

Published onJul 03, 2017
Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge
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Abstract

In many ways, developments in information and communication technology (ICT) and open access have disrupted inequities in academic publishing and global information flows. However, efforts to fully globalize and democratize information demand intentional efforts to involve and center perspectives that traditional forms of communication have marginalized. Information professionals and the systems they create must proactively attend to developing equitable and inclusive information systems. Initiatives such as SHARE and FORCE11, discussed below, indicate promise for fulfilling the vision and promise of democratized knowledge.

Citation

Harrison W. Inefuku. “Globalization, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge.” EDUCAUSE Review (July/August 2017): 62–63.

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