Unlocking the public memory
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CTA. 2003. Unlocking the public memory. Spore 103. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Unlocking the public memory'Unfortunately indigenous information, and therefore the accrued memory, tends not to be valued by its holders. They may either believe the experience is common knowledge or, at the other extreme, insist that culture...
Unfortunately indigenous information, and therefore the accrued memory, tends not to be valued by its holders. They may either believe the experience is common knowledge or, at the other extreme, insist that culture dictates that it be retained as a sacred trust to be passed only to the select, as part of heritage. Yet, such local information is valid and has potential value to a wider community, if only distributed and shared. The greatest challenge is to change the culture of information-sharing so that communities appreciate that the sharing of knowledge is enriching to both trustees and future generations.' Kay Raseroka, Botswana. President-elect (October 2003) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, in her paper to the IFLA conference where she was elected.
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