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Knowledge commons can deliver value and help mitigate risks in myriad situations.

Cross-cutting programmes will help achieving the broad-based impact of enhancing the use of knowledge.

We have identified four cross-cutting areas:

Bridging Know-do Gaps

For background on this challenge, see the list of publications at .

As content publishers tag new content with systematically defined #tags, target beneficiaries will discover it more easily and can use the same hashtags for sharing questions applying the new content, and for receiving answers.

Both content commons and copyrighted material can be shared with the defined #tags.

Life long learning

Consider that people of all ages use social media. The collaborative use of these media for instructive purposes can well exist alongside other uses.

See also the comments and references at Actor Atlas Sector Maps.

Content curation

Not all the content contributed to a #tag stream - the content flow in the social media - will be sufficiently durable to justify inclusion into the content stock of a social capital wiki or authored e-books.

Two modes of content curation are anticipated for all languages:

  • the maintenance of the content commons components, by public means or voluntary contributions: open social capital wikis and components;
  • within specific areas of expertise that matter for the people mastering a language: the authoring of (e-)books with copyright. For topics that are likely to evolve, for instance due to progressing legislation or the growth of knowledge, the possibility to publish "in-progress ebooks", as offered by Leanpub is attractive.

Local ownership of content commons and ebook publishing is encouraged (see Article 6: Economic viability).

The tutorial at has a focus on these various forms of engagement in a local knowledge economy.

Knowledge Economy Reform

See the dedicated page.