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W3C Workshop: Open Data on the Web

W3C Workshop: Open Data on the Web | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

W3C announced today a Workshop on Open Data on the Web, 23-24 April 2013, in London (England). The event is hosted by Google and jointly organized with the Open data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation. Participants will help prioritize W3C's agenda in the area of data on the Web at a time when a number of working groups have either completed or are close to completing their charters. As well the promises of government transparency and efficiency, the claim that is made most frequently of open data is that it is the "new oil" that is driving the digital economy. At this workshop, participants will discuss their experiences of realizing this aim and identify what's needed to make it easier. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all, but limited to 80 attendees. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 3 March 2013.

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Foundation for Open Access Statistics - promoting free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics.

Foundation for Open Access Statistics - promoting free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics. | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

FOAS is affiliated with a number of systems and tools (in addition to the Journal of Statistical Software) for developing, hosting, publishing, and reviewing open access publications, open source software, and reproducible research.

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Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model

Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a modest sum) or give it back to the research world by donating the money to a waiver fund, for poor ...
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Open Access: Meaning(s) and Goal(s)

Open Access: Meaning(s) and Goal(s) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Are we all talking about the same thing when we say "open access" -- and do we all mean the same thing when we talk about an "open access future"? Short answers: "yes (kind of)" and "no way."
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BudgetApps: The First All-Russia Contest on Open Finance Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

BudgetApps: The First All-Russia Contest on Open Finance Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

On 23 December 2014, the Russian Ministry of Finance together with NGO Infoculture launched an apps developers’ challenge BudgetApps based on the open data, which have been published by the Ministry of Finance over the past several years. There is a number of various datasets, including budget data, audit organisations registries, public debt, national reserve and many other kinds of data.

 

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How the developing world is using open data

How the developing world is using open data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
New surveys reveal the challenges of open data-driven businesses in developing countries, explains Alla Morisson.
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"The goal of these surveys was to gather first cut information about whether the private sector in emerging countries has begun to produce open data-driven companies, and if yes, whether these companies face financing-related challenges. "

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Open Cities Mapping Project: Using Open data for Innovative Urban planning solutions

Open Cities Mapping Project: Using Open data for Innovative Urban planning solutions | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Data is certainly the biggest asset of the Internet Century and the World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) had launched the Open Cities Project back in ...
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Digital Research Tools for Investigative Reporters - pudo.org (Friedrich Lindenberg)

A collection of useful tools for investigative reporters, covering a variety of tasks related to the search, acquisition and refinement of information over the course of an investigation.
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Foundation for Open Access Statistics - promoting free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics.

Foundation for Open Access Statistics - promoting free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics. | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
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Will academic publishing become more pluralistic thanks to open access? | Open Science

Will academic publishing become more pluralistic thanks to open access? | Open Science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Achieving a big number of subscribers for new, local journals is very difficult, thus the only reasonable way for this kind of journals is to go open access. Thanks to openness, local journals that were invisible on a global publishing market can fight for an international audience and recognition. 

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Meet A Data Scientist Who's Helped Revolutionize Agriculture

Meet A Data Scientist Who's Helped Revolutionize Agriculture | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Stanford professor David Lobell's pioneering work has opened eyes on the risks to food security from global warming, and now he's harnessing data to show how the agriculture sector can adapt.
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data - InformationWeek

9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data - InformationWeek | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
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Data Smells | Ensuring Accuracy in Data Journalism

Data Smells | Ensuring Accuracy in Data Journalism | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Contribute to data-smells development by creating an account on GitHub.
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EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe

EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
New funding for startups, research and academy hopes to fuel open-data skills and adoption through the Open Data Institute co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. By Samuel Gibbs
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Open Food Facts - Australia

Open Food Facts - Australia | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A collaborative, free and open database of ingredients, nutrition facts and information on food products from around the world
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First crowdsourced, open data address list launches in the UK | GeekTime

First crowdsourced, open data address list launches in the UK | GeekTime | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Startup launches open data platform for UK addresses to create biggest open address data set.
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Why can I no longer open Government files? - Telegraph

Why can I no longer open Government  files? - Telegraph | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The UK Government has changed the format in which it shares files, causing some issues. Rick Maybury knows how to solve the problem, and it won't cost a penny
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Open Company Data Index

Open Company Data Index | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Open Company Data Index was first conceived for the Open Government Partnership meeting in Brasilia in 2012, as a way of examining how open core company data is around the world. The Index is now being maintained by OpenCorporates, in partnership with the World Bank Institute through its Open and Collaborative Private Sector initiative, to track and visualize how open corporate data is around the world.

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Open Data Research Network Bibliography

Open Data Research Network Bibliography | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

This bibliography visualises an annotated collection of literature contributed by members of the Open Data Research Network, covering writing about the creation, supply, use and impacts of open data.

 
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"This bibliography visualises an annotated collection of literature contributed by members of the Open Data Research Network"

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Open Data Index - Open Knowledge

Open Data Index - Open Knowledge | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Global Open Data Index assesses the state of open government data around the world.
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The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science

Data provides the evidence for the published body of scientific knowledge, which is the foundation for all scientific progress. The more data is made openly available in a useful manner, the greater the level of transparency and reproducibility and hence the more efficient the scientific process becomes, to the benefit of society. This viewpoint is becoming mainstream among many funders, publishers, scientists, and other stakeholders in research, but barriers to achieving widespread publication of open data remain. The Open Data in Science working group at the Open Knowledge Foundation is a community that works to develop tools, applications, datasets, and guidelines to promote the open sharing of scientific data. This article focuses on the Open Knowledge Definition and the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science. We also discuss some of the tools the group has developed to facilitate the generation and use of open data and the potential uses that we hope will encourage further movement towards an open scientific knowledge commons.
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Nature publisher hopes to end 'dark sharing' by making read-only papers free

Nature publisher hopes to end 'dark sharing' by making read-only papers free | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The publisher of the prestigious Nature family of scientific journals today unveiled a new approach to freely sharing papers that are normally protected by a paywall. The initiative seeks to provide an alternative to—and potentially end—so-called dark sharing, a practice that some scientific publishers find problematic.

 

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Open Access and the Humanities - Cambridge Books Online - Cambridge University Press

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New report highlights £9m compliance cost of UK open access requirements | Research Consulting : Research Consultancy UK, Rob Johnson, Consultancy Services, Research Systems Strategy, Business Proc...

New report highlights £9m compliance cost of UK open access requirements | Research Consulting : Research Consultancy UK, Rob Johnson, Consultancy Services, Research Systems Strategy, Business Proc... | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
New report highlights £9m compliance cost of UK open access requirements Research Consulting - Rob Johnson - provides consultancy services to organisations involved in the delivery, management and dissemination of research, in the sectors of higher education, healthcare and academic publishing

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Over 1,000 research data repositories indexed in re3data.org | re3data.org

Over 1,000 research data repositories indexed in re3data.org | re3data.org | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Now the registry provides researchers, funding organisations, libraries and publishers with over 1,000 listed research data repositories from all over the world making it the largest and most comprehensive online catalog of research data repositories on the web.

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London fire stations | Discover

This site provides tools for exploring the impact of closing different fire stations in London, based on open data. Working with Open Data Institute partner, Telefónica Dynamic Insights, has enabled us to develop a tool that also takes account of numbers of people affected by the changes.

 
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