Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Libraries and Archives: The Role of Information Technology Management
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The paper provides perspective on the growing inability of government to make available adequate information policy that can assist in the management of indigenous knowledge: and intellectual prop~~ through the support of libraries and archives. The paper draws mainly on what obtains in Nigeria and some developing countries andthe global world. It also shows' how indigenous knowledge and intellectual property rights are protected, preserved, retrieved and disseminated by libraries and archives. The paper goes further to provide insight into various indigenous knowledge and intellectual property issues; raise the role of information technologies, copyrights matters on economic and moral rights of ownership, as embedded in some international laws and the need to develop indigenous knowledge management process: and institutional structure by the practitioners before government interventions. The paper" also identified some myriads of challenges (Who own IK?) and made attempts to propose solutions to them, such as providing flexibility to adapt to indigenous knowledge as time and environment demand for it; review of policies should be paramount; indigenous knowledge/should be treated as national commodity for sustcE!!.Eblenational development. The paper recommends-the need for adequate information policy and domestication of international instruments for indigenous knowledge practice, control and protection. Government should create an enabling environment that will support indigenous. knowledge where stakeholders will work in conjunction with their foreign counterparts, so that they can build social network, where issues pertaining to the development and management of indigenous knowledge, intellectual property, -l,t.prary and archives, well managed by information technology professionals."
Archives , Copyrights , Library , Information Communication Technology
Ojo, J.O (2000) Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Libraries and Archives: The Role of Information Technology Management. IRCAB Journal of Social and Management Science, Vol. 1(1).