Open Bi aims to expand the public knowledge heritage, present in the local realities of our libraries, with that found in private libraries through ICT tools, putting it online and thus creating an open and shareable knowledge platform.
The acceleration of the dialogue between citizens (residents and non-residents) and institutional actors, engaged in the development of the territories, makes it necessary and urgent to create a platform of knowledge, shared and usable, by all citizens. It is, therefore, important to create the foundations of new engines for the dialogue between the living actors of the territory that can also be a real and concrete driving force for not only cultural but also economic development of our land. Bodies, research institutes, libraries (both public and in particular private ones) must necessarily multiply the network of their relationships according to the growing opportunities offered, not only by technological innovations, but also by the “open” exchange of knowledge. The fragmentation and discontinuity of this fundamental dialogue between citizens and public entities, such as museums or libraries, and the private “custodians” of an important part of the wealth of knowledge, requires a system of extremely dynamic and accessible, which know how to maximize the relational and cultural value that an expanded sharing of their respective “know-how” assets can guarantee to our territories.