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“If a Tree Falls in a Forest”

“If a Tree Falls in a Forest” | Digital rights | Scoop.it
If a paper is deposited in an institutional repository and nobody notices, can the associated work be seen to have any relevance?
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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Universities are drowning in digital information. It's time senior leaders made openness – and its consequences – their concern
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Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter

Tackling digital exclusion: five to follow on Twitter | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Our list of the top tweeters and bloggers working in public services writing about inclusion and the digital divide (RT @SocietyGuardian: Tackling digital exclusion: 5 to follow http://t.co/PoWRqo9zkM...
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Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network

Glasgow gets Scotland's first free BT Wi-Fi network | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Free public Wi-Fi has been rolled out across parts of Glasgow. (Good news for Glasgow shoppers and residents.
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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0 “And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic,...
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The data retention bill means we have no privacy rights at all

The data retention bill means we have no privacy rights at all | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On July 15, with the support of all three main parties, the UK parliament passed the data retention and investigatory powers (DRIP) bill. According to home secretary Theresa May, the bill was designed…
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Building digital skills – lessons from around the UK | SCVO

Building digital skills – lessons from around the UK | SCVO | Digital rights | Scoop.it
RT @clry2: Building #digitalskills - lessons from around the UK http://t.co/N0RvYBnm5d @DW_CarnegieUK writes for @scvotweet #digitalpartici…
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Can you help us count digital skills and capabilities in Scotland? | SCVO

Can you help us count digital skills and capabilities in Scotland? | SCVO | Digital rights | Scoop.it
RT @clry2: Can you help us count #digitalskills and capabilities in Scotland? http://t.co/tsKJ3sWvQn #digitalparticipation @digiscot @digit…
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Managing change the biggest barrier to digital innovation, say business executives

Managing change the biggest barrier to digital innovation, say business executives | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Managing change has been identified as the largest obstacle businesses must overcome when introducing new digital projects in a survey of business executives conducted by a consultancy firm.
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Mandatory communications data retention 'appears neither necessary nor proportionate', says UN body

Mandatory communications data retention 'appears neither necessary nor proportionate', says UN body | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Forcing telecoms companies to store so-called 'communications data' on the basis that it may be useful to government agencies in the future "appears neither necessary nor proportionate", the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has said.
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EU privacy watchdog to conduct review of big data potential within existing legal boundaries

EU privacy watchdog to conduct review of big data potential within existing legal boundaries | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Representatives from data protection authorities (DPA) in the EU are to assess how data could be better used across industries within existing legal boundaries.
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Emergency data retention law could fail same tests as the existing law

Emergency data retention law could fail same tests as the existing law | Digital rights | Scoop.it
FOCUS: The new law proposed by the UK government to ensure that telecoms companies keep communications data for a year could be challenged in the same way as the court-revoked law it is replacing.
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The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age

The right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The current debate over the right to be forgotten, spurred by a European Union ruling that allows people to stop certain web pages from appearing in search results, is proof – if further proof was required…
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Proposed data surveillance law will allow for a broad national debate – so don't knock it

Proposed data surveillance law will allow for a broad national debate – so don't knock it | Digital rights | Scoop.it
In a surprise move, the coalition government has announced a fast-track piece of legislation, designed to oblige Internet and mobile telephone service providers to retain the meta-data of call, text, and…
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Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website

Think Like a Designer: 3 Tips to Help You Build a Better Website | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Thinking like a designer can be hard, but it helps when building great websites. Your content and messaging may be spotless, but without solid design your website will fall flat. These 3 design tips...
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Yammer? Not here you don’t.

Yammer?  Not here you don’t. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
… everybody who wishes to access the internet should be able to and … it is the role of government to ensure that everybody in our society has the opportunity to develop digital skills.
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Think Digital

Think Digital is a description of capability required for organisations looking to move to a model of operating that is comfortable with change, able to act qu…
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Digital Scotland

Digital Scotland | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Discover how the ambition of Scotland is to have digital inclusion, technologies, skills and innovation across all areas of Scottish society.
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Want better workplace collaboration? Use social media – DC Velocity

Want better workplace collaboration? Use social media – DC Velocity | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Is your team taking too long to solve problems or complete projects? Social media tools might speed up the process.
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French privacy watchdog to increase scrutiny of 'cookie law' compliance

French privacy watchdog to increase scrutiny of 'cookie law' compliance | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The way in which businesses operating in France obtain consumers' consent to place 'cookies' on their computers to monitor those individuals' behaviour online is to be subject to increased scrutiny.
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Privacy watchdog envisages additional checks on EU institutions' transfers of personal data to the cloud

Privacy watchdog envisages additional checks on EU institutions' transfers of personal data to the cloud | Digital rights | Scoop.it
EU institutions that wish to transfer personal data to a cloud computing provider based outside of the trading bloc may have to obtain sign-off from a privacy watchdog to proceed with the transfer in future.
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Annual review of social media policies may not address regulatory risks, says expert

Annual review of social media policies may not address regulatory risks, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses should conduct at least a quarterly review of their social media strategy to ensure their approach to engaging with customers via Facebook, Twitter and other channels remains compliant with the law, an expert has said.
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Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom

Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On 5 August 2014 there is a (priced) webinar offered by the Association of College and Research Libraries: Cultivating Creators: Copyright in the Information Literacy Classroom.
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Record number of data protection complaints received and resolved by UK privacy watchdog

Record number of data protection complaints received and resolved by UK privacy watchdog | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The number of data protection complaints received and resolved by the UK's main privacy watchdog in the past year reached record levels, the watchdog has said.
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Forget the right to be forgotten, other means exist

Forget the right to be forgotten, other means exist | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The May 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice, dubbed the right to be forgotten, is seen as a precedent for all internet searches in all European Union member states. But the issues this ruling…
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