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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


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This paper suggests a variety of ways to advance the knowledge commons of third sector studies through the strategic use of electronic technology. Ways I have discussed include identifying and promulgating new associative forms of scholarly publishing, exploring the use of multi-media in data collection and presentation, defining and implementing strategic uses of XML, exploring and adopting new and emerging forms of trans-organizational groupware more suitable for commons, and encouraging and promulgating open standards.


The original title of this paper was Furthering The Scholarly Commons. Given the more recent introduction of the concept of Knowledge Commons the new title seems apt.



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