Decolonising KM

While the physical colonisation of the countries of the Global South by the countries of the Global North may have ended, knowledge colonialism continues. Growing recognition of this continued colonialism has given rise to a growing number of decolonial initiatives, including decolonising research and higher education, and decolonising libraries. Given this momentum, the KM community needs to play a more active role in progressing the decolonisation of KM.

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Header image: World scaled by number of documents in Web of Science by authors living there, 2011. Source: Juan Pablo Alperin.