LIBER believes that libraries and their users should be empowered to contribute to an innovative and competitive Europe. That is why we are actively advocating for a more flexible copyright system that will allow text and data mining to be used to its full potential. What is text and data mining? “Text and data mining…
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.
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.
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?
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.
Open Access and Open Science principles are an essential part of knowledge creation and sharing. They directly support the researchers need for greater impact, optimum dissemination of research, while also enabling the engagement of citizen scientists and society at large on societal challenges.
This two year project aims to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimizing their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU open access policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation.
A summary of discussions from OKFestival on open data business models reveals a strong commitment to fostering an ecosystem, while many startups commence with a composite model with multiple revenue streams.
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.
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.