The library as an information broker and the maker movement: Critical notes

@ AP Hogeschool Antwerpen

Meistraat 5, Antwerpen

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In the maker movement, information and sharing - primary library territory - are under scrutiny.
During this session, (part of the CultuurConnect "Inspiratiedag : Focus op Makerspaces") you will get an introduction on the basic ideas and concepts behind creative commons, licenses, repositories and sharing as such. Where do you find existing designs and projects ? Under what conditions are they available ? How can the library produce knowledge and promote sharing within the maker movement ? What are the proverbial hot potatoes ? Online repositories and platforms are not neutral territory and they are often linked to other interests.
Wendy Van Wynsberghe gives you a critical guided tour along an overview of platforms, repositories and online libraries, taking their potential and limitations into account.

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