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3.6. Open data
* A plea for African digital libraries. The author argues that "African
countries are falling behind in building digital libraries and archives
to provide continent-wide access to local knowledge - and the
poorest are likely to bear the brunt of this".
* Electronic Information for Libraries (elFL.net) - A not-for-profit or-
ganisation that supports and advocates for the wide availability
of electronic resources by library users in transitional and develop-
ing countries. eFIL.net has this useful page of A2K links to reading
material and resources.
* International Federation of Library Associations - IFLA's Committee
on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) was created to ad-
vise IFLA and represents the voice of the international library com-
munity in copyright and intellectual property concerns, and makes
regular submissions to WIPO.
* Open Knowledge Forum - Founded in 2004, is a not-for-profit organ-
isation promoting open knowledge: sonnets to statistics, genes to
geodata that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed.
* The Foundation for P2P Alternatives - Led by Michael Bauwens, be-
lieves that peer-to-peer networking, on which the Internet is based,
also offers a foundation for many other realms of human ordering
including commons-based peer production.
* Free Knowledge EU - A self-description: "Inspired by the Free Soft-
ware movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification,
copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly
related fields: education, technology, culture and science."
* Science Commons - Works to promote "the continuous produc-
tion and reuse of knowledge that is at the heart of the scientific
method," which forms "the building blocks of a new collaborative
infrastructure to make scientific discovery easier by design."
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