This presentation on the value of idigenous knowledge by Dr. Margaret Sraku-Lartey was very well-received as one of the four keynotes during the second annual NISO Plus conference. Margaret offered this as the abstract for her talk:
Indigenous Knowledge affects all sectors of the global economy such as health, food and agriculture, architecture, music, etc...the list goes on and on. But this knowledge is going extinct because it has not been harnessed and preserved.
How should we as information personnel be treating this kind of knowledge? Can we document them? Can we apply standards to them? how do we treat such knowledge and harness them for global development.
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