Open Access and Open Data are critical elements of effective vibrant scholarly communication systems.
However, they are not sufficient on their own to guarantee that universities remain relevant and engaged.
To unlock the potential for the production and mobilisation of knowledge, universities must democratise access to be not only a knowledge taker but also a knowledge maker.
To demonstrate impact on communities they serve, accelerate collaboration and more rapid advances in knowledge, universities must create new approaches to share knowledge – which requires a new set of tools, new systems of measurement and new analytical insights so they can calibrate, evaluate and celebrate benchmarked performance.
Open Knowledge Institutions
In order to best support the production and mobilisation of knowledge, universities must re-imagine themselves as Open Knowledge Institutions.
Open Knowledge Institutions will coordinate and support interactions between diverse communities: managing productive conflict between knowledge making groups and facilitating the socialisation of new knowledge once it has been made.