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8 Principles of Open Government Data - OpenGovData.org

8 december 2007 - This weekend, 30 open government advocates gathered to develop a set of principles of open government data. The meeting, held in Sebastopol, California, was designed to develop a more robust understanding of why open government data is essential to democracy. 

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Big Pharma Opens Up Its Big Data

Big Pharma Opens Up Its Big Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Normally super-secretive, pharmaceutical companies are opening up in the hopes of jump starting drug development.

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CC Science: Text and Data Mining

CC Science: Text and Data Mining | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Text and Data Mining workshop #OpenScience

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Spend Network API

Spend Network API | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Spend Network database contains records of transactions (that is spending) between UK public sector organisations and their suppliers.  The primary fields in each transaction record describe:...

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Open Government Initiatives - Civic Commons Wiki

Open Government Initiatives - Civic Commons Wiki | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Beyond Transparency

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Beyond Transparency is a cross-disciplinary survey of the open data landscape, in which practitioners share their own stories of what they’ve accomplished with open civic data. It seeks to move beyond the rhetoric of transparency for transparency’s sake and towards action and problem solving. Through these stories, we examine what is needed to build an ecosystem in which open data can become the raw materials to drive more effective decision-making and efficient service delivery, spur economic activity, and empower citizens to take an active role in improving their own communities.

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Open Data Changes Lives: Jeanne Holm at TEDxUCLA - YouTube

As the Evangelist for Data.Gov, Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. 

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Data papers | GBIF.ORG

A data paper is a searchable metadata document, describing a particular dataset or a group of datasets, published in the form of a peer-reviewed article in a scholarly journal.

 

Unlike a conventional research article, the primary purpose of a data paper is to describe data and the circumstances of their collection, rather than to report hypotheses and conclusions. 

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Access to data at The European Library - The European Library

Access to data at The European Library - The European Library | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

As an aggregator of both digital collections and bibliographic data, The European Library offers a unique set of data from Europe’s libraries. We aim to promote the wider use and exposure of the collections of our member libraries and we have developed a suite of services to access and search the data. 

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How to Provide Open Schedule Data (with GTFS)

How to Provide Open Schedule Data (with GTFS) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Friday lunchtime lecture: Open data, open web: Just a passing fad? | Lunchtime Lectures | Open Data Institute

The web has transformed our lives so much over the last twenty years that we think of it as an inevitable development and a permanent part of our world. In this talk, Professor Carr explains how the open web we know is just one of many attempts over the last century to build a planet-wide network of information. Why was this one successful? And will it continue to be so?

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Cetis Conference 2014: Time to Unhide Open | Open Education Working Group

Cetis Conference 2014: Time to Unhide Open | Open Education Working Group | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Cetis conference is an annual opportunity for UK developers, learning technologists, lectures and policy makers to come together to discuss recent innovations in the domain of education technology. This year the theme was ‘Building the Digital Institution: Technological Innovation in Universities and Colleges‘ and I was really pleased to be attending on behalf of the Open Education Working Group. The conference took place at the University of Bolton from 17th – 18th June 2014. 

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Arachnys Open Data Compass - 2014

Arachnys Open Data Compass - 2014 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Designed for compliance professionals, transparency campaigners and investors, the Arachnys Open Data Compass assesses business-critical data in 215 countries.

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Open science research and development hybrid development model | Opensource.com

Open science research and development hybrid development model | Opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open science research and development hybrid development model can protect pharma company profits while reducing costs of medicines for consumers.
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Research Sharing Event - 15th July 2014 | Open Data Research Network

Research Sharing Event - 15th July 2014 | Open Data Research Network | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

On 15th July 2014 the Open Data in Developing Countries project will be hosted a research sharing event at the Wikimedia Centre in Berlin, just ahead of the Open Knowledge Festival.

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Project Open Data

Open Data Policy — Managing Information as an Asset
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Enigma - Access the World's Public Data

Enigma - Access the World's Public Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Search and analyze billions of public records published by governments, companies and organizations.

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Tabula: Extract Tables from PDFs

Tabula is a free tool for extracting data from PDF files into CSV and Excel files.

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How to Make Government Data Sites Better

How to Make Government Data Sites Better | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Accessing government data from the source is frustrating. If you've done it, or at least tried to, you know the pain that is oddly formatted files, search that doesn't work, and annotation that tells you nothing about the data in front of you.

 

The most frustrating part of the process is knowing how useful the data could be if only it were shared more simply. Unfortunately, ease-of-use is rarely the case, and we spend more time formatting and inspecting the data than we do actually putting it to use. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

 

It's this painstaking process that draws so much ire. It's hard notto complain.

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Scientific Data | Nature

Scientific Data | Nature | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.

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Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too

Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Academics have been encouraged to make their research freely available, but their data also needs to be open to scrutiny
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Open Development Toolkit

Open Development Toolkit | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Open Development Toolkit is a centralised hub around open development, bringing together tools and training materials with the aim of promoting use and re-use of online tools which make development data available. To begin with, the Toolkit will focus primarily on aid data, but we hope to move on to other areas of development data in the future.

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GTFS brings open data to public transit: A developer's first look at the spec

GTFS brings open data to public transit: A developer's first look at the spec | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Google and a group of developers spearheaded GTFS, a format for public transportation schedules and geographic data. Here's what developers need to know to start using the data standard.
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Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities - InformationWeek

Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities - InformationWeek | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
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Towards common methods for assessing open data:   workshop report & draft framework 

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Science experts and geeks share their open source projects | Opensource.com

Science experts and geeks share their open source projects | Opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Science experts will share how they are using the latest and greatest open source applications in their work, across their teams, and in the lab. Science geeks will share homemade projects and show us how open source technology was an integral part to their labors of love.

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