Intellectual Infrastructure Development in the Era of Information Society


Amit Tiwari
Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Udaya Varadarajan
DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore


To build an information society, there has to beprogress from the traditional infrastructure (transport, communication) to the non-traditional infrastructure (environmental and intellectual infrastructure). Brett Frischmann defines intellectual infrastructure as “non-rival input into a wide variety of outputs.” The need for the intellectual infrastructure in any organization arises when any of the traditional organizing technique fails to retrieve the relevant answers. Any organization consists of three major infrastructural hierarchies. Top-level is the technology which deals with computer systems, servers, applications and programmers. Below is the organizational which involves business unit, project groups, policies and administration and so on.

October 24, 2018