AN INTEROPERABILITY PRINCIPLE FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION AND GOVERNANCE: THE ROLE OF EMERGING INSTITUTIONS Carolina Rossini Director for International Intellectual Property email@example.com
• “‘Knowledge Governance’ brings together fresh theoretical insights and new empirical evidence on an important challenge: how to design public policies and institutions to promote knowledge creation and diffusion to promote economic development. This collection of essays will be an important source of ideas for researchers and policymakers alike.” —Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University
Chapter 8 of “Knowledge Governance: Reasserting the Public Interest By Wilbanks and Rossini• This study examines the relationships among funders, research institutions, and the “units” of knowledge creation and local knowledge governance, which are hosted inside research institutions. Our goal is to uncover the knowledge spaces where commons- based approaches, peer production and modes of network-mediated innovation have – and have not – emerged and to examine the conditions under which these approaches either flourish or are discouraged. Our rationale is that the emergence of novel, democratized and distributed knowledge governance represent a meaningful complement to more traditional systems, with the potential to create new public knowledge goods accessible to a global civil society and spur innovation in previously unforeseen ways. ́“Knowledge Governance: Reasserting the Public Interest,” edited by Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ana Celia Castro and Rainer Kattel. London: Anthem Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780857285355.
knowledge and thenetwork...
knowledge in“permanent beta”
knowledge units: “text” “data” “tools”
text knowledge governance: registration certification dissemination preservation
old institutions, new roles: university aspublic spaces
interoperability as essential condition for new institutions
The idea of interoperability as something that scales from technology to knowledge itself has emerged alongside the rise of the digital commons in culture and software. In this view, it is not only computer networks that must interoperate, but intellectual property rights and semantic understanding, so that distributed peer production of knowledgecan make the leap from an encyclopedia into the sciences and other research disciplines.
“separate concerns” in the early design ofthe Internet itself enabled the emergence of distributed innovation and knowledge construction
• it promises to transform the role of the individual inside academia by allowing more and greater access to knowledge, faster publishing and correction, more democratic peer review, at the same time that it may also allow less traditional actors to enter the knowledge governance systems, as editors, readers, critics and, hopefully at least occasionally, new partners.
Actors in Traditional Knowledge Governance IndustryUniversity Government
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if you care about the emergence of knowledge federation systems thatallow broader access to knowledge)you may have to have some kind of intervention…and not wait for organic emergence.
Additional material• “Knowledge Governance: Reasserting the Public ́ Interest,” edited by Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ana Celia Castro and Rainer Kattel. London: Anthem Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780857285355.• http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/events/luncheon/• http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/commonsbasedresearc h/Industrial_Cooperation_Project