1 September 2016
API, Application Programming Interfaces, Knowledge Creation Platforms, Licensed Digital Content, Databases, Proprietary Interfaces, Library Assessment Data, NISO, National Information Standards Organization, LMS, Learning Management System, CMS, Course Management System, Value Triangle, Open Data, Open Access
Despite the many technological advances that the information industry has witnessed over the past decades, barriers to the full use of information remain. Part of this problem is due to the volume of content and data that is available today. But the information silos created by proprietary system interfaces and the resultant lack of open use of content are far more serious factors inhibiting the full use of information and ultimately the generation of new ideas. This paper will take a look at the current situation and offer some solutions to the current problem.