What do we mean by participation?

This week in the private forums we are discussing the question: What do we mean by participation?

To get us started, I provided the following dictionary definition:

“to be involved with others in doing something : to take part in an activity or event with others”.

While this is a definition, does it express what we mean by participation in the context of projects/designs/research, etc?

To provoke further discussion, it is worth considering the Public Involvement Continuum proposed in the Community-Led Libraries Toolkit created by the Working Together Project:

Community-Led Libraries Toolkit_Public Involvement ContinuumIf you want to join the private discussion, and are part of the TPL E-Services “Your Account” project, please follow the instructions at Research Consent Form. Otherwise, feel free to add comments here.


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