Frameworks used to understand the commons, the knowledge commons, and indigenous knowledge
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[Deutscher Titel: Bezugssysteme, die benutzt werden um die Allmende, die Wissensallmende und Eingeborenenwissen zu verstehen]

Kate Joranson
Indigenous knowledge and the knowledge commons
The International Information & Library Review, Volume 40, Issue 1, March 2008, Pages 64-72

Summary: This paper studies the frameworks used to understand the commons, the knowledge commons, and indigenous knowledge. Discussion of enclosure, participation, rivalrous and non-rivalrous commons reveals that information and knowledge are resources that increase in value through use. The author examines current IK practices, focusing on documentation strategies and the role of the librarian. Studying IK practices in relation to the commons allows shared language to emerge. Challenging the frameworks, discourse and practices of both IK and the commons exposes and strengthens their connections to one another. This provides a platform for stronger advocacy for IK projects and the commons in general.

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