OITP Information-Commons Project 2002-2004

What was information-commons.org?

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is engaged in a number of initiatives to promote and support the information commons, info-commons.org was one such initiative.

Initially it was planned as an irregular online publication with articles exploring the information commons model of intellectual "property." In April 2003 the format was changed to a blog. The site closed in January 2006.

These archives preserve the first phase of the project. Neither the news items nor the commons-blog are archived here.

Archived Content

Issues & Essays

  1. The Information Commons, New Technology, and the Future of Libraries
  2. On the Shoulders of Giants: Tributes To L. Ray Patterson
  3. Economic Orthodoxy and the Information Commons: An Interview With Michael Perelman
  4. Why We Must Talk About The Information Commons
  5. To Support the Information Commons: Principles for an Effective Information Commons
  6. Commodification of Culture Harms Creators
  7. Economic Orthodoxy and the Information Commons: An Interview With Michael Perelman
  8. Imagining Fairness: Equality and Equity of Access in Search of Democracy
  9. Creators and the Information Commons
Resources
  1. Annotated Web Resources
  2. Selected Biography
  3. Staff & Advisors

View the Creative Commons Deed

Contact information, and Web links contained in these pages were correct at the time of publication, but are, of course, subject to change or deletion by their owners or publishers.