The powerful communications and information dissemination network from which we daily benefit is transforming social and business environments; it is changing pedagogical and educational activities; and it is accelerating the course of scientific inquiry and productivity. One important component among the resources of the Internet is an open, freely accessible “knowledge commons:” the online equivalent of a public library. Mr. Grycz will address the state of progress in building a truly open online library as envisioned by members of the Open Content Alliance, and will also discuss challenges and opportunities for its desired expansion and growth.
Czeslaw Jan Grycz, "The Public Information Commons: What it is and Why the Open Content Alliance Cares about It" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2007, 2007, pp 150 - 150, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2007.4.1.art00035