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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: A simple definition for open access: a proposal to open the discussion

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: A simple definition for open access: a proposal to open the discussion | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

This post proposes a shift from the detailed BBB definition of open access to Peter Suber's brief definition, as follows: Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions (from Suber's Open Access Overview).  

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Open data: Strategies for impact

Open data: Strategies for impact | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
When someone used to talk about “data for good”, chances are they were wondering whether the open data stream they relied on was still going to be available in the future. Similarly, “good with data” meant that experienced data scientists were being sought for a deeply technical project. Both interpretations reflect a state of being rather than of doing: data being around for good; people being good with data.

Important though these considerations are, they miss what should be an obvious and more profound alternative.
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OpenTED

Machine-readable extracts of the EU's Tenders Electronic Daily journal.


The project aims to answer such questions as: Who are the biggest suppliers to a local government? What goods and servies are the public bodies in a particular country purchasing? Are anti-corruption procedures being followed correctly? 

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Good examples of fiscal data visualisation?

Good examples of fiscal data visualisation? | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Hi all, I'm currently collecting examples of fiscal data visualisations for a research project. The project is looking at how different kinds of visualisations and visual elements are used to narrate public finances - whether by journalists, civil society organisations or public sector bodies. Once we have collected a decent corpus of examples, we will do a bit of analysis. In the medium term I hope this will become a useful reference for those interested in using data visualisation for advo...
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Why open data should be central to Fifa reform

Why open data should be central to Fifa reform | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Adopting open data principles could help Fifa restore some of the legitimacy that recent corruption allegations have done much to remove
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CKAN as an open-source data management solution for open data | Invited talk @AIMS webinar series | AKSW Blog

CKAN as an open-source data management solution for open data | Invited talk @AIMS webinar series | AKSW Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.

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OPEN TRIALS: OPEN KNOWLEDGE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR OPEN, ONLINE DATABASE OF CLINICAL TRIALS

OPEN TRIALS: OPEN KNOWLEDGE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR OPEN, ONLINE DATABASE OF CLINICAL TRIALS | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Open Knowledge today announced plans to develop Open Trials, an open, online database of information about the world’s clinical research trials funded by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The project, which is designed to increase transparency and improve access to research, will be directed by Dr. Ben Goldacre, an internationally known leader on clinical transparency.

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New toolkit available for training sessions on OA, open data and open science

New toolkit available for training sessions on OA, open data and open science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The toolkit, developed by EIFL, provides a number of tested and proven guides for organizing training events.

It is useful for a variety of audiences, including:  

training sessions for academic staff (researchers) and students;training sessions for institutions (research administrator and librarians);training sessions for research project managers andtraining sessions for policy-makers and staff working in funding bodies.

The toolkit also summarizes good practice experiences in hosting FOSTER training sessions for different stakeholders and provides recommendations for those who would like to organize similar training events.

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Google Earth Pro now Free? - Google Earth Blog

Google Earth Pro now Free? - Google Earth Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google as yet on the subject. [Update: Google have now officially announced that Google Earth Pro is free. ] We …
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Comparison of research networking tools and research profiling systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Comparison of research networking tools and research profiling systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Research Networking ( RN) is about using web-based tools to discover and use research and scholarly information about people and resources. Research Networking tools (RN tools) serve as knowledge management systems for the research enterprise.

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SpenDB, a data analysis tool for government finance, looking for testers!

SpenDB, a data analysis tool for government finance, looking for testers! | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The first beta version of SpenDB features a small set of well-designed features for data import and analysis. Now the platform is ready to be adopted by anyone interested in exploring financial data, from budgets to procurement.
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What datasets should we include in the 2015 Global Open Data Index? Our public consultation is now open!

Hello all, I am happy to announce that today we are starting a new phase in the Global Open Data Index - public consultation! In the next 10 days you will have the opportunity to advise us which datasets we should add to this year's Global OD Index. You opinion and collaborative effort can help to determine which topics and themes we want to promote beyond the baseline we have now. There are two ways to contribute to the consultation: Answer the Wiki survey - The platform is simple, just ...

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ICDE » First global overview of quality models in online and open education

ICDE » First global overview of quality models in online and open education | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
This ICDE supported study is a must-read for any person concerned with quality in online, open and flexible higher education. It presents quality models in use
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Beyond Open Access: The Discovery of Knowledge | Article | CCCB LAB

Beyond Open Access: The Discovery of Knowledge | Article | CCCB LAB | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The aim of The Hague Declaration on the extraction of knowledge in the digital age is to improve access to knowledge by removing barriers.
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Americans’ Views on Open Government Data

Americans’ Views on Open Government Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.
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Research Data at Your Fingertips - A Position Paper by Research Data Working Group

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ODI's 2nd Year: Annual Report | Open Data Institute

ODI's 2nd Year: Annual Report | Open Data Institute | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

We are in a privileged position for a two-year-old company: an exceptional team (from board to operations), £3.9m income for 2014 with £3.8m secured for 2015, and growing market demand for our core products of membership, training and services.

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