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Why we're failing to get the most out of open data - Forum:Blog

Why we're failing to get the most out of open data - Forum:Blog | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Open Data has great potential, write Victoria Lemieux - but governments must make sure the data is good enough quality to use.
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Should Schools Be Closed? Learning from Schooloscope, an OpenData post-mortem

Should Schools Be Closed? Learning from Schooloscope, an OpenData post-mortem | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
By Mushon Zer-Aviv, October 27, 2014 Since I first laid my cursor on Schooloscope.com it intrigued me as an exceptional case in the world of open data and information design. The chain of events that led to the site’s termination is an important story, which I believe should be chronicled and told.
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Why we’re failing to get the most out of open data - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Why we’re failing to get the most out of open data - The Governance Lab @ NYU | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Victoria Lemieux at the WEF Blog: “An unprecedented number of individuals and organizations are finding ways to explore, interpret and use Open Data. Public agencies are hosting Open Data events such as meetups, hackathons and data dives. The potential of these initiatives is great, including support for economic development (McKinsey, 2013), anti-corruption (European Public Sector […]
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Critical view, but spot on: dataquality IS an issue  

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Data Repositories - Mother's Milk for Data Scientists | #datasets #opendata

Data Repositories - Mother's Milk for Data Scientists | #datasets #opendata | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Mothers are life givers, giving the milk of life. While there are so very few analogies so apropos, data is often considered the Mother's Milk of Corporate Valuation. So, as a data scientist, we sh...

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Here are a few repositories from KDnuggets that are worth taking a look at:

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The Quiet Revolution: Open Data Is Transforming Citizen-Government Interaction | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

The Quiet Revolution: Open Data Is Transforming Citizen-Government Interaction | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Image: V31S70/Flickr The public’s trust in government is at an all-time low. This is not breaking news.  But what if I told you that just this past May, Pr
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Out in the Open: This Man Wants to Turn Data Into Free Food (And So Much More) | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: This Man Wants to Turn Data Into Free Food (And So Much More) | Enterprise | WIRED | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
The aim is a simple one: 25-year-old software developer Max Ogden wants to make it easier for governments to share their data with a world of software developers.
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Trends in data-analyse die u niet mag missen (1) | smartbiz.be

Trends in data-analyse die u niet mag missen (1) | smartbiz.be | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Business Intelligence en Analytics staan bovenaan het prioriteitenlijstje van veel bedrijven. Een overzicht van de belangrijkste trends anno 2014, naar aanleiding van ons (gratis) Business Meets IT-seminarie van 24/6. | smartbiz
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A brief history of open data -- FCW

A brief history of open data -- FCW | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.
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How open data can help shape the way we analyse electoral behaviour - The Governance Lab @ NYU

How open data can help shape the way we analyse electoral behaviour - The Governance Lab @ NYU | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Harvey Lewis (Deloitte), Ulrich Atz, Gianfranco Cecconi, Tom Heath (ODI) in The Guardian: “Even after the local council elections in England and Northern Ireland on 22 May, which coincided with polling for the European Parliament, the next 12 months remain a busy time for the democratic process in the UK. In September, the people of […]
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The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets

The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Mapping traffic flows using real time data. Key findings -- Many new data companies have emerged around the world in the last few years. Of these companies, the majority use some form of government data. There are a large number of data companies in sectors with high social impact and tremendous development opportunities. An actionable pipeline of data-driven companies exists in Latin America and in Asia. The most desired type of financing is equity, followed by quasi-equity in the amounts ranging from $100,000 to $5 million, with averages of between $2 and $3 million depending on the region. The total estimated need for financing may exceed $400 million. The economic value of open data is no longer a hypothesis How can one make money with open data which is akin to air – free and open to everyone? Should the World Bank Group be in the catalyzer role for a sector that is just emerging?  And if so, what set of interventions would be the most effective? Can promoting open data-driven businesses contribute to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of fighting poverty and boosting shared prosperity? These questions have been top of the mind since the World Bank Open Finances team convened a group of open data entrepreneurs from across Latin America to share their business models, success stories and challenges at the Open Data Business Models workshop in Uruguay in June 2013. We were in Uruguay to find out whether open data could lead to the creation of sustainable new businesses and jobs. To do so, we tested a couple of hypotheses: open data has economic value, beyond the benefits of increased transparency and accountability; and open data companies with sustainable business models already exist in emerging economies.
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Democracy and open data: are the two linked? | R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.

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EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe

EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
New funding for startups, research and academy hopes to fuel open-data skills and adoption through the Open Data Institute co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. By Samuel Gibbs
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Intro to APIs: Working with URLs, JSON, APIs, and Open Data — Without Writing Any Code : DigitalGov

Intro to APIs: Working with URLs, JSON, APIs, and Open Data — Without Writing Any Code : DigitalGov | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
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Plenario - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Plenario - The Governance Lab @ NYU | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
About Plenario: “Plenario makes it possible to rethink the way we use open data. Instead of being constrained by the data that is accessible and usable, let’s start by formulating our questions and then find the data to answer them. Plenario makes this easy by tying together all datasets on one map and one timeline—because […]
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State Open Data Policies and Portals | EngagingCities

State Open Data Policies and Portals | EngagingCities | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
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Nive overview of US state portals

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#OpenData Barometer Data | #opengov #dataviz

#OpenData Barometer Data | #opengov #dataviz | OKFNbe | Scoop.it

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The Open Data Barometer takes a multidimensional look at the current adoption level of open data policy and practice around the world. Three main categories are considered as part of the barometer:

 

- Readiness - identifies how far a country has in place the political, social and economic foundations for realising the potential benefits of open data. The Barometer covers the readiness of government, entrepreneurs and business, and citizen and civil society.

 

- Implementation - identifies the extent to which government has published a range of key datasets to support innovation, accountability and more improved social policy. The barometer covers 14 datasets split across three clusters to capture datasets commonly used for: securing government accountability; improving social policy; and enabling innovation and economic activity.

 

- Emerging impacts - identifies the extent to which open data has been seen to lead to positive political, social and environment, and economic change. The Barometer looks for political impacts – including transparency & accountability, and improved government efficiency and effectiveness; economic impacts – through supporting start-up entrepreneurs and existing businesses; and social impacts – including environmental impacts, and contributing to greater inclusion for marginalised groups in society.

 

These factors have been combined onto a Radar chart, this represents the countries barometer.

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ODI Startups reveal scale of council spending with small companies for the first time - open data analysis shows spend as low as 4% of total budget | News | Open Data Institute

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How the web lost its way – and its founding principles

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he'd created an egalitarian tool that shared information for the greater good. But it hasn't quite worked out like that. What went wrong, asks Stuart Jeffries
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Management Needs Data Literacy To Run Open Data Programs - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site

Management Needs Data Literacy To Run Open Data Programs - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
1. INTRODUCTION

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Towards Common Methods for Assessing Open Data

This is a slightly modified version of a post that originally appeared on the Open Data Research Network site. At the Web Foundation, we’re convinced that
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The Art and Science of Data-driven Journalism | Open Government | Tow Center for Digital Journalism

The Art and Science of Data-driven Journalism | Open Government | Tow Center for Digital Journalism | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Columbia Journalism School
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Redactor: automatically find CC material for your documents - Creative Commons

Redactor: automatically find CC material for your documents - Creative Commons | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. The following is an interview with Will Fyson, PhD researcher at the University of Southampton, and creator of the Redactor, a tool which helps researchers share their work more easily using Creative Commons licensed content.
What is the Redact-O-Matic?
To �redact� is the process of censoring or obscuring a document so that it may be published. The...
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