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ORA - Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council

ORA - Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues, focusing on six research areas: economic affairs, education and human development, environment and planning, government and law, industry and...
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CIHR Open Access Policy - CIHR

CIHR policy on access to research outputs: summary, context of its development and adherence to the policy on open access publications. Provides links to additional information and resources.
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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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A Model Strategy for Data Journalism in a Country Without Open Data: Strata 2013 - O'Reilly Conferences, February 26 - 28, 2013, Santa Clara, CA

A Model Strategy for Data Journalism in a Country Without Open Data: Strata 2013 - O'Reilly Conferences, February 26 - 28, 2013, Santa Clara, CA | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A way to introduce the idea that access to Big Data in many countries – especially Argentina – is still a work in progress and somewhat politicized.
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F1000Research, the first Open Science publisher, launches following a successful beta testing phase | STM Publishing

F1000Research, the first Open Science publisher, launches following a successful beta testing phase | STM Publishing | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
F1000Research comes out of beta today, launching on a new publishing platform.

F1000Research is F1000’s new Open Science publishing program for life scientists,
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Grow the next generation of ideas

Grow the next generation of ideas | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Grow the next generation of ideas
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Crowdfunding for scientific projects

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Majuro.js

Majuro.js | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Instant, intuitive neighborhood maps of 15 cities. Ready to download to Google Earth or store in the cloud. Open source platform for open civic data.
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Majuro.JS helps you make detailed, interactive maps with open buildings data.

It's free and open source.

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Carolyn Fox reviews open education and open source solutions in 2012 | opensource.com

Carolyn Fox reviews open education and open source solutions in 2012 | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Carolyn Fox discusses open education and open source solutions for academic administrations in 2012 and predictions for 2013.
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Europe Thinks Open Data Could Add €40 Billion To Its Economy

Europe Thinks Open Data Could Add €40 Billion To Its Economy | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The European Commission is proposing to legislate to force all the continent’s public bodies to open up their data for re-use by citizens and private developers, and also wants to give “internet survival packs” to hacktivists challenging repressive regimes.

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The Government Open-Data Program At The Root Of Energy-Efficiency Startups

The Government Open-Data Program At The Root Of Energy-Efficiency Startups | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

It’s only a voluntary initiative. And, at the moment, not more than two dozen utilities have signed up. But the government-created Green Button is already showing how standardizing energy data could pay big efficiency dividends.

Launched in early 2012, the plan aims to the end the haphazard way utilities distribute energy-usage data to their customers. Instead of multiple formats, the Button codifies a single layout--all available from the click of a button on a web site. Once the committed companies have complied, more than 27 million households will have access.

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African Population and Health Research Center - Importance of Open Access (OA) and Open Data

African Population and Health Research Center - Importance of Open Access (OA) and Open Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Kenya is a technology leader in East Africa and so it should come as no surprise that Kenya is also one of the countries leading the way in the Open Access and Open Data efforts on the continent. But what are these initiatives and why should they matter to you? It is important to do research, publish it, as well as disseminate it to a wider population for knowledge sharing. Data is equally key for decision making, planning and development of a nation. That is where the ideas of open access and open data come in.

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Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013

The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts.

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Open access publishing way to bridge the knowledge gap in higher education

Open access publishing way to bridge the knowledge gap in higher education | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Free online journals offer scholars in Africa unlimited research and a platform to publish.
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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: From Open Access to Open Learning: How Emerging Technologies are Leveling the Learning Landscape

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: From Open Access to Open Learning: How Emerging Technologies are Leveling the Learning Landscape | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

I authored an article for the Spring issue of OnCUE magazine, which is available only to members of CUE. But the great folks at CUE (thanks, Sara Armstrong!) have provided me with a PDF of the article to make it more accessible to my educational network. 

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JSTOR begins offering free yet limited access to its online academic library

JSTOR begins offering free yet limited access to its online academic library | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Online digital library JSTOR will begin offering free access to its catalogue of journals, papers, and books. The Register & Read program will now allow individuals to register for the service, but members will only be able to read three items every two weeks. Users won't be able to see JSTOR's whole library either: free accounts will only have access to 1,200 journals from 700 publishers. In exchanges for free access, users will have to enter their personal details at signup that will be shared with JSTOR along with its partners, giving them insight as to who’s reading specific material.

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Grading the Government's Data Publication Practices

Grading the Government's Data Publication Practices | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Barack Obama promised transparency and open government when he campaigned for president in 2008, and he took office aiming to deliver it.
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Second Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comments

Second Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comments | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The long-awaited second draft of the proposed Next Generation Science Standards is available for public review and comment: http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards. Achieve, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization coordinating development of the voluntary standards, released the new draft this afternoon.

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The Denton Declaration | Open Access @

The Denton Declaration | Open Access @ | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

On May 22, 2012 at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency, and accountability across organizational and disciplinary boundaries.

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10 most popular open government posts | opensource.com

10 most popular open government posts | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A look back at how open source influenced the open government movement in 2012.
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rOpenSci - open source tools for open science

rOpenSci - open source tools for open science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
rOpenSci develops tools to faciliate open and reproducible science

Via Ivan Begtin
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rOpenSci is a collaborative effort to develop R-based tools for facilitating Open Science.

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Isn't open science part of open government? I think it is.

Alexandra Elbakyan's comment, January 8, 2013 4:14 PM
That is government which is part of science, not the vice versa! #Study_history
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Leslie Chan on the Impact of Open Access | Open Science

Leslie Chan on the Impact of Open Access | Open Science | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Hindu newspaper recently published a highly revealing interview with Leslie Chan, champion of the Open Access Initiative, about the impact of Open Access on scientific development.  A few extracts from the interview in particular deserve some additional comments.

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383,027,468 occurrence records from 456 data publishers - GBIF Portal

GBIF is an international organisation that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF and its many partners work to mobilise the data, and to improve search mechanisms, data and metadata standards, web services, and the other components of an Internet-based information infrastructure for biodiversity.

GBIF makes available data that are shared by hundreds of data publishers from around the world. These data are shared according to the GBIF Data Use Agreement, which includes the provision that users of any data accessed through or retrieved via the GBIF Portal will always give credit to the original data publishers.

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Open Data Tools - Home

Open Data Tools - Home | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Tools to Explore, Publish
and Share Public Datasets  
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Va Coalition for Open Government Releases Budget Survey Results

Va Coalition for Open Government Releases Budget Survey Results | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A nonprofit group has released a report card ranking cities and counties across the commonwealth on how easy it is to find their budgets online.

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The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data

The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
As many readers are likely aware two weeks ago The Journal News, a newspaper just outside of New York city, published a map showing the addresses and names of handgun owners in Westchester and Rock...
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