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Defining Open Scholarly Infrastructure (Final)

Defining Open Scholarly Infrastructure (Final)

June 2023

From the Report's Conclusion

Potential areas for a more holistic understanding of open infrastructure include: (1) technical frameworks for infrastructure (e.g. cyberinfrastructure), (2) political economic frameworks for infrastructure (e.g. commons enabling infrastructure), (3) intersectional frameworks for infrastructure (e.g. inclusive infrastructure, feminist infrastructure), and (4) disciplinary approaches (e.g. library and information sciences).

...the distinguishing feature between open infrastructure and its commercially-run and -operated counterparts is the fact that its value lies not just in its ability to support productive functions but how it fosters positive and desirable social practices and values.