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Open Government

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Open Government was published in 2010 by O'Reilly Media. The United States had just elected a president in 2008, who, on his first day in office, issued an executive order committing his administration to "an unprecedented level of openness in government." The contributors of Open Government had long fought for transparency and openness in government, as well as access to public information. Aaron Swartz was one of these contributors (Chapter 25: When is Transparency Useful?). Aaron was a hacker, an activist, a builder, and a respected member of the technology community. O'Reilly Media is making Open Government free to all to access in honor of Aaron.

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-- Tim O'Reilly, January 15, 2013

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All around Open Knowledge: Open Data, Open Government, Open Access, Open Science, Open Education, etc
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Open Access for the Humanities

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cola.js: Constraint-based Layout in the Browser

cola.js: Constraint-based Layout in the Browser | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

cola.js (A.K.A. "WebCoLa") is an open-source JavaScript library for arranging your HTML5 documents and diagrams using constraint-based optimization techniques.

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Kata, metadata catalogue service

Kata is a metadata catalogue service of TTA (Finnish National Research Data Initiative). TTA is a data effort of Ministry of Education and Culture.

 

Kata contains metadata of research data, from various branches of science. Kata does not contain the actual data itself, but the metadata catalogue allows you to browse and search for available data and lets you know how and where to gain access to it.

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A Creative Commons Guide to Sharing Your Science

A Creative Commons Guide to Sharing Your Science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A more restrictive copyright license probably doesn’t do what you think, according to Puneet Kishor of Creative Commons. A more open one likely does exactly what you want, when it comes to moving research forward and getting credit for your work. Here is a guide to the licenses best suited for science and the principles behind them, from the organization that aims simpl...
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Save the Titanic: Hands-on anonymisation and risk control of publishing open data | Guides | Open Data Institute

Save the Titanic: Hands-on anonymisation and risk control of publishing open data | Guides | Open Data Institute | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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scrapekit: get the data you need, fast. — scrapekit 0.1 documentation

scrapekit: get the data you need, fast. — scrapekit 0.1 documentation | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Scrapekit provides a set of useful tools for these that help with these tasks, while also offering you simple ways to structure your scraper. 

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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 | Open Knowledge | 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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Cloud Query's curator insight, August 28, 1:55 PM

I am a domain investor.
I would like to develop cloudquery.com to allow people to search the for cloud data and  other information about the cloud. If possible the site could serve as a search portal in general.
Can you do it?

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Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it

Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it’s easier to detect and fix errors — and it’s easier for others to expand and re-use the data
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State Open Data Policies and Portals

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Open science network calls for Global South case studies - University World News

Open science network calls for Global South case studies - University World News | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The just launched Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network is calling for case studies that use “innovative and transformative open processes in generating knowledge and actions” aimed at tackling challenges in the Global South. The broad aim of OCSDNet is to see whether and how open and networked research could support development.

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Science in Transition reports progress since nov 2013 : Science in transition

Science in Transition reports progress since nov 2013 : Science in transition | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The status report presents an overview of progress and debate since November 2013 when the initiative was launched.

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PUBLIC CONSULTATIO ‘SCIENCE 2.0’: SCIENCE IN TRANSITION | EC

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Open Data Support | Joinup | EC

Open Data Support | Joinup | EC | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Open Data Support is a 36 month project of DG CONNECT of the European Commission to improve the visibility and facilitate the access to datasets published on local and national open data portals in order to increase their re-use within and across borders. Open Data Support is a pan-European initiative targeting both those data publishers that are well underway but also the ones that are just starting.

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Emirates ID stresses significance of Open Data in improving government transparency and accountability | WAM

Abu Dhabi, 13th Sept. 2014 (WAM) - In a new working paper published in the international ‘Journal of Public Administration & Governance’, the Emirates Identity Authority has called upon governments around the world to promote concepts and practices of ‘Open Data’ through focusing on disseminating qualitative data that can be used worldwide to enhance transparency and accountability.
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Data quality and quality assurance (QA) processing and information for data on CKAN

Data quality and quality assurance (QA) processing and information for data on CKAN (usually as encapsulated by Resources).

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Models of, and Missions for, Transfer Offices from Public Research Organizations

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PeerLibrary

Facilitating the global conversation on academic literature.
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Open Access Heatmap

Number of Open Access Journals per Country Open Access Heatmap
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Home - Data Catalogs

Home - Data Catalogs | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Data Catalogs, A Comprehensive List of Open Data Catalogs from Around the World, is redisigned and migrated 
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John Wilbanks: Let's Pool Our Medical Data - datascience@berkeley

John Wilbanks: Let's Pool Our Medical Data - datascience@berkeley | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

In this TED Talk, data scientist John Wilbanks discusses how strict privacy laws inhibit scientific research efforts, and asks us to imagine what potential discoveries could result from a giant pool of freely available anonymized health and genomic data.


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In this TED Talk, data scientist John Wilbanks discusses how strict privacy laws inhibit scientific research efforts, and asks us to imagine what potential discoveries could result from a giant pool of freely available anonymized health and genomic data. Wilbanks says that if we’re willing to reach back and grab the dust off our “digital exhaust,” or the enormous volumes of data that are created from our digital footprints in health care and elsewhere, we can use it to build something together — a commons to serve the common good. It’s why he started Sage Bionetworks, which he believes is “the world’s first fully digital, fully self-contributed, unlimited in scope, global in participation, ethically approved clinical research study.” Through its own version of informed consent, Sage Bionetworks is using the design principles of the commons and translating it to health data that can create something great for the benefit of all.

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Open Journalism

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See how publications and data-driven journalists use open source to power their newsroom and ensure information is reported fairly and accurately.
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This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble
The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The visualization was created by Maximilian Schich (University of Texas at Dallas) and Mauro Martino (IBM).
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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 July 2014 The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. Researchers are using digital tools to get thousands of people participating

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Why Open Data portals?

The European Commission activity in this area includes:

Developing an open data portal site for any type of information held by the Commission and other EU institutions and bodies. The Open Data Portal containing data from Commission services and from the European Environment Agency went live in December 2012. The portal is entirely built using open source solutions: the LAMP software bundle, the Drupal content management system and CKAN, the data catalogue software developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation. Its metadata catalogue is built on the basis of the Dublin Core, the data catalogue vocabulary DCAT and theasset description metadata schema ADMS.Working with EU Member States on data formats and interoperability between existing open data portal sites at State, regional or local level. The Commission wants to increase public access to high-value, machine-readable data sets generated by European, national & regional governments and public administrations. However, such data sets are found in several, diverse locations, which makes it difficult for people to find them. The Commission funds the "LOD2 - Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data" project, which develpoed a prototype pan-European search portal, publicdata.eu. This harvests metadata information from existing open data portal sites in Europe and makes them searchable through a multi-lingual user interface.Contracting services to support data holding entities wishing to publish data on an open data portal, providing technical assistance on data preparation, transformation and publication and related training and IT advisory services. Online training material can be found here.Funding "Linked Open Data Around the Clock" (LATC), a project working on the publishing and usage of linked data on the Web. This has included the conversion of a large number of data sets from the European institutions into linked data and interlinking the data sets with one another, making it easier to answer questions that simultaneously depend on independently developed data resources.
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