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To Honor Aaron Swartz, Let Knowledge Go Free

To Honor Aaron Swartz, Let Knowledge Go Free | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Dr. Jennifer Chan, a public voices rellow at the OpEd Project, is the director of global emergency medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and an associate faculty member of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

On January 12, visionary and innovator Aaron Swartz took his life. His death, like his life, has reinvigorated the discussion about freeing up scholarly information for public use.

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All around Open Knowledge: Open Data, Open Government, Open Access, Open Science, Open Education, etc
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The cost of subscription publishing

The cost of subscription publishing | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The high cost of subscription journals has been discussed endlessly among librarians and those advocating for open access. While it is common knowledge that the prices paid by libraries are higher than most can really afford, there is still surprisingly little data in the public domain about what the exact costs are. Partly this is just down to the fact that libraries haven’t traditionally published detailed breakdowns of their acquisitions expenditure, so there is no cultural norm of doing so.
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The GDELT Project

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GDELT is the largest, most comprehensive, and highest resolution open database of human society ever created. 


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Nature Communications to become open access only

Nature Communications to become open access only | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences*, Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014.

 

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A Free, Libre and Open Glossary - now in XML!

A Free, Libre and Open Glossary - now in XML! | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

A Free, Libre and Open Glossary by 

Chris Sakkas

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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, 10:55 AM

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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Imeji - Open Source software

Imeji - Open Source software | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The imeji open source software offers a dedicated metadata management by supporting a non- restrictive metadata schema definition, as simple as liked or as complex as needed. All objects within the imeji software have a unique identifier and therefore can be referenced in publications or reused in other contexts (dissemination). Large collections can be organized …
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The Art of Creating Meaningful Stories from Raw Big Data

The Art of Creating Meaningful Stories from Raw Big Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The art of finding the perfect story in raw big data involves one part data visualization, one part storytelling, and one part infographic design.
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How Open Data Is Transforming City Life

How Open Data Is Transforming City Life | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Start a business. Manage your power use. Find cheap rents, or avoid crime-ridden neighborhoods. Cities and their citizens worldwide are discovering the power of “open data”—public data and information available from government and other sources that can help solve civic problems and create new business opportunities.
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Open Science, Open Issues | International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meetin

Open Science, Open Issues | International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meetin | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meeting

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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

Open Journalism | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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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