Cultural knowledge management and broadband content in development

Open content platforms, copyright and archives

David Rooney, Elizabeth Ferrier, Phil Graham, Ashley Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter examines the possibility of creating online creative production archives with which to make locally and internationally sourced high quality video, audio, graphics, and other broadband content available to grassroots producers in developing economies. In particular, the possibility of Cultural Knowledge Management Systems and the use of innovative Creative Commons copyright licenses are explored. It is argued that in a global knowledge economy, cultural production is a major driver of economic growth. The creativity and culture needed for cultural production are plentiful in developing countries indicating that if technical and institutional conditions are right there is significant potential for developing economies to compete in the global economy. It is, therefore, desirable for local groups to be able to acquire, store, and distribute locally and internationally sourced content to stimulate local-level cultural production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and Communication Technologies for Economic and Regional Developments
EditorsHakikur Rahman
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781599041889
ISBN (Print)9781599041865
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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