The Information Commons

A Public Policy Report

Nancy Kranich

2004, 58 pages. Free Expression Policy Project, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, 161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th floor, New York, NY, 10013, 212-998-6730,

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Former American Library Association president Nancy Kranich, continues to build the case for free democratic information sharing, providing an overview of the variety and scope of online "commons" programs in operation. In addition to history, theory, and policy recommendations, the report includes numerous examples of online information-sharing resources in a broad range of disciplines that make this somewhat elusive concept concrete and practical.